Julia's has had the West Highland Way on her "to do" list and so in mid March she took off to hike the 100 miles of Scottish wilderness with two of her friends. Although it was earlier in the hiking season - I think that the trail was still closed for winter - the gals had a great time enjoying the scenery, the old inns and Scottish cuisine. I stayed home to take care of the chickens, the cat and the dog.
A few days after Julia got back, I was off to Lake Tahoe for a few days of skiing with Meg, Adam and Adam's girlfriend Teresa. The weather wasn't brilliant and the snow was a bit on the thin side for spring but we had a great time skiing Squaw Valley, Kirkwood and Heavenly Valley. Of the three I'm pretty sure we all agreed that Kirkwood was #1. A bit more low key, fewer people and really good skiing!
Poor John missed out on the West Highland Way and the skiing at Lake Tahoe, however he also had an exciting spring as well. He was part of a team of 3 who were fortunate to be accepted to participate in the Oxford University Intellectual Property Moot competition in March. The team was sponsored by a local Ottawa law firm and the event involved a simulated court situation where opposing teams argue for one side of the case or the other. After losing their very first round to the 2012 winning team, they went on undefeated and won the whole thing! The Ottawa Citizen and the Ottawa University Gazette covered the story
Next for us is to wait for the snow to leave and the ground to dry out so that we can get Foxwood open and ready for our May guests.