Made it to Stowe! And it is a very cool place — Vermont is beautiful! We woke up in Albany after a LONG day of travel, with multiple flight delays (who would think that everything would get delayed in Las Vegas because of rain), drove many confusing roads through upstate New York and Vermont, and finally arrived here in time for the athletes to get in a quick ski to check out the conditions and trails. Our lodging here at the Stowe Motel is very cool, with a large house and small house for the ladies, and a bunch of suites/apartment for the guys. And the incomparable Linda and David Dore to take great care of our gastronomical needs.
The area has really embraced JN’s, with lots to do for the spectators and parents and lots of discounts at many of the area merchants (Truckee, are you listening?) . And Vermont is REALLY cute, with lots of cool little towns and ancient buildings and some humorous local interest.
Now it’s time to get to bed to try to adjust to the time change, do a little skiing tomorrow, and the opening ceremonies. Here’s a quick shot of the team at the Birch Glen house waiting for our first team meeting of the week. Looking forward to tomorrow….