Next Tuesday, the West family is heading west to Steamboat Springs, Colorado for a true “White Christmas.” Doggone, the liberal progressives are going to get up in arms about that and call me a racist. But I supposed they all shopped on Black Friday.Anyway, it’s time to take a little break. The West women asked for a “real” Christmas with cold weather and snow. My initial response was to say look at it on TV. However, being the only man in the home, you learn when to wave the white flag, and retreat to fight another day – after all, college bowl game season is coming!
Yes, I have been skiing before, but not since 1987 — and the girls have never been. Aubrey is looking forward to snow boarding. Angela wants to cross-country ski, methinks she doesn’t realize how tough a workout that is! Austen and Lin, well, they’ll probably just throw snowballs at each other. We’re all looking forward to a nice wintry getaway.
And next Saturday the 28th, I’ll be speaking at the Steamboat Grand Resort for the Steamboat Institute, on the topic of “Turning Principle into Policy.” The real treat is that after my remarks, Angela and I will be on stage together for a panel discussion. Just watch, she’ll use REALLY big Ph.D words to show how much smarter she is. It should be a really great time and if you want to join us out in Steamboat Springs, go to the Steamboat Institute website and sign up.
Looking forward to hitting the slopes, sleigh riding, and just having a relaxing 24th anniversary on December 24th and a nice Christmas in Colorado. See ya out there.