Im sitting in the Lodge at Appalachian Ski Mountain in Blowing Rock NC. We just finished riding a full on Powder Day where we received 20-inches of Fresh Powder. The most recorded here in Blowing Rock since 1996. We actually ran to this storm. I knew it was going to snow and I wanted to be snowed in. My wife is 100% supportive in ALL of my outdoor activity efforts and is 100% ON BOARD with all Trips - Getaways - Family Excursions and Being Outdoors. This is the most important piece of the puzzle if you are an adventure seeker and you love a woman. To have 100% support from your partner is a huge play in the role of being a Husband, a Father and a Leader. I will touch on this many more times throughout my writings. Kate my wife, was set up on a Brand New Snowboard on this Trip - a RIDE Warpig - this is a Short / Wide - Mountain Slasher, a large Flat Square Nose and a Flat Square Tail. Its not a traditional looking snowboard - but at the same time, its very fun to ride. I was riding 2 Snowboards today, a JONES StormChaser and a Lib Technologies Travis Rice Pro. The StormChaser is a Short Swallow Tail Plank with Large Pointy Nose. While looking at this board I wasn't a huge fan of the swallow tail because I ride switch a lot (meaning that I Ride the opposite direction). I do this for several reasons but today I was also riding with my 7 year old son and he is Goofy Footed (meaning right foot forward) so in order for me to push him or pull him for speed I have to ride switch so Im facing him, and I actually rode this Swallow Tail switch several times today. I felt like Maverick from TopGun - flying the Jet upside down at 6meters keeping up foreign relations with the Enemy Mig. I know that isn't even close to the same scenario, but I'm just saying that's how I felt. It was a fund day. The Lodge has great WiFI and here we are.
I have always wanted to write a book to tell story's of my life and story's over the years of our business. Many say that we should've had a reality TV show. We were actually presented a Pilot once back in 2006, I turned down the opportunity. I want to Write - I want to Dream and I want to sell people products either give them an experience or better their experience. That is the objective and my goal in life. I wanted to figure out a way to make a living doing what I love and attempting to give people something that they might eventually love as well.
I am writing to journal for myself and to create content for our website (via blog). I always contemplated if I should use real life names or made up names. I have been listening to an ebook and in that book the author changed the names due to government security. Here we don't really have any governing bodies however I do feel like its only fair to change some names of people in my storys. All of what you read here will be True Story Based, its the way I think in my mind and the way I saw things happen. I'm not saying all of the things I write about should've happened or were good/ GREAT ideas. Its just what happened and we have learned positives and negatives along the way. I have learned a lot about what NOT to do, and I just took those experiences and have tried to grow with that knowledge. I would love to take you along for my ride and experiences and I would also love hear your comments, questions or feedback. At any point if you were involved in business with me or I have written something that isn't correct or I forgot / left out important information please feel free to contact me so that I can correct it. I am also NOT very educated as far as what some would say is an education. I went to public school - dropped out of college with 60 credits to pursue my dreams and my spelling and grammar is NOT Great! Feel Free to help me along the way. I am a sponge and I would like to be able to at least write english correctly.