"Some people do not have to search, for they find their niche easily in life and rest there seemingly contented and resigned. At times, I envy them, but usually I do not understnad..and seldom do they understnad me. I am on of the searches. There are, I believe, millionsof us. We are not unhappy, but n neither are we completely content. We continue to explore life, hoping to uncover its ultimate secret. We continue to explore ourselves hoping to understand. We like to walk along the beach, we are drawn by the ocean, taken by its power and unceasing motion, its mystery and unspeakable beauty. We like forests, mountains, deserts, hiddern rivers, and lovely cities as well. Our sadness is as much a part of our lives as our laughter; to share our sadness with the ones we love is perhaps as great a joy as we know. Unless it is to share our laughter. We searchers are ambitious but only for life itself and anything beautiful it can provide. Most of all, we want to love and be loved, to live in a relationship that will not impede our wanderings and prevail our search. We do not want to prove ourselves to others or compete for love. This passage is for wanderers, dreamers, and lovers who dare to ask of life, everything which is good and beautiful." ~Found in the door of a deserted store in Colorado

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Gaper Day

Gaper - A person who stops on the slopes to look at the views.

This is the official definition but the extended definition is one who thinks they don't stand out but they do, one who is always in the way, one who wears one-piece ski suits with head bands usually of coordinating neon colors, one who still tries to use their rear-entry boots and skis from 1985, one who carries all of their lift tickets on one jacket from all the other resorts they have visited, one who still wears stir-up style pants that go inside the boot, basically one who stands out like a sore thumb and thinks they are super stylish. Yes, I know this sounds harsh but it is the truth...hard to hear for some...but it is the truth. So in honor of all the gapers in the world, Jackson Hole hosts an official Gaper Day where everyone comes out in their best and most ridiculous impressions of a gaper. There is only one word to describe this day...WOW! I didn't know what to expect and what I witnessed was something you would have to see with your own eyes to understand. Gaper Day is on April 1st of every year and is also know as Gaper Foolish Day. So, I did my best 80's skier impression and hit the slopes to witness a spectacle of skiers acting as gaper's. I finished the day by skiing down the mountain with poles in one hand and a Corona in the other...so much fun!!!
Tori and I getting ready to head out. Tori sporting the classic jeans and me with my spandex pants and jacket with shoulder pads...oh and the head band with high pony tail!

The top of Thunder Bumps where most everyone convened before heading down at one time.

Megan, me, and Tori attempting to take a picture as gaper's would. Megan with her pizza pie position wearing her white one piece suite and fur hat.

And then I fall...

Then Jay knocks Tori into me and she falls...total gapers!

Jay taking a break in the sun...pretty sure we had all been drinking since before lunch...whoops!

Did I jump out of 1984 or what?!

Doing our best gaper poses

Me, Caroline, and Megan after skiing

Then we saw Harrison Ford...he is the highlighted circle. You can barely see him and he didn't dress up for Gaper Day...too cool for school I guess :)

Us trying to have a normal picture while attempting to catch Harrison Ford in the background. That is him and his entourage walking out of the left corner of the picture.

Jay, Amy, Megan, and Justin...looking nothin but hot! Jay was really hard to see in his bright orange one-piece suite.

Jay and I. Nothing hotter than an 80's chick drinking a PBR tall boy! Pretty sure we set some record for most PBR's distributed!

Max, Jenny, me, Justin, Megan, Tori, and Mike

A video clip from Gaper Day...press PLAY and enjoy :)

The night before Gaper Day, there was a music festival in the village featuring Michael Fronti...a BLAST! This is Jenny, me, Laura, and Megan. P.S. It was freezing!

That is all for now. Hope you enjoyed some of the funny pictures :) Miss and love you bunches!!! XOXO


Anonymous said...

you are too funny!... these memories will last forever!
only two questions:
#1 Where in the world did you get the "trendy" ski attire?
#2 Do you really have a job? if so, please validate with photos!
have fun, be safe! love ya!
bill, lisa and trey

Anonymous said...

Corona sking!! I LOVE IT!
Just to much fun,gaper or no gaper
you guys look great!