My tale of cross-country skiing on the beach in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, just south of Portland, is in The Washington Post today. A year later, that trip still feels magical. A beautiful inn. Fabulous skiing. Great food.
It may be difficult to replicate the experience at the moment, due to the lack of snow this year. But it's something worth keeping on the "bucket list."
I'm hoping that there will be snow somewhere in late February, when I plan to head North for another cross country ski weekend with my ski buddies. Somewhere.
We haven't picked a place yet. We're waiting for the white stuff to decide the best location. It seems it will have to be a last-minute decision.
Funny enough, I was just in Jordan - a desert country - where we drove by sandy ground dusted with snow! Our Jordanian tour guide cracked jokes about opening a resort, serving camel burgers for lunch, telling us to skip Switzerland and head to his country for the winter.
Uh, it wasn't THAT much snow. And Jordan's a tad tougher to get to.
Although you may remember the solo traveler version of the cross-country skiing story posted here last year, today's Washington Post story has different photos and additional details on restaurants in Portland and Cape Elizabeth. And on the Inn by the Sea, where we stayed. Check it out.