We were supposed to have dinner with Katie Sevigny and her family tonight, in town. Instead, we are still in Girdwood taking advantage of the incredible Spring Break snow. Gus and I went into town after the highway avalanche was cleared and instead of me spending the time finishing up my Transformed Treasures, working in the studio making more pieces for Katie’s Gallery, we picked up Gus’ best buddy also named Katie and high tailed it back to Girdwood for a couple more days of skiing! Daddy-O got the day off from the Mountain Learning Center and we all had a family ski day. I’m feeling a tad bit guilty, not only because we are missing Katie’s dinner BUT she was also working and selling the heck out of my work at her Gallery while I was on the mountain. At one point (as we agreed) she called me on my cell phone because one of her customers had some questions on one of my sculptures –which I gladly was able to answer WHILE I WAS RIDING UP THE CHAIRLIFT –I swear I felt like I was in a bad cell phone commercial! Thank you Katie for working hard to sell my work while I’ve been playing and I promise we’ll let you make us your homemade enchiladas again SOON and I also promise to get you some more of my work to sell!
Gus and his best buddy Katie stand in front of the debris trail that the Max's Mountain avalanche left. Pieces of a shed are in the brush behind the kids. The slide took out several resort storage sheds, unused snowboard terrain park equipment stopping in the upper level parking lot. The resort had large front end loaders cleaning up the snow and debris today. The good news is that the slide wasn't near any of the main runs or commonly used public areas.