|At 2296 meters above sea level: I wonder if that's Beirut on the far distance; I wasn't looking|
If you want a picture a day, don’t expect much content (from me).
I drove this morning up to Faraya, although it seemed the news had said the roads were closed. They were not. But they were a little narrow and rather ice-patted on the upper parts. And you had to dodge a power line at one point. Lots of cars got stuck and had to turn around. Funny to see how some heavy 4 x 4’s didn't make it, whereas silly sedans with thread worn tires had no trouble making it all the way up to the slopes.
|You hate skiing and snow with a vengeance, yet you have a mother who forces you every Saturday again|
It didn’t matter; the slopes were lovely and empty (although a little windy in the afternoon). I have one snow board addict in the family (you need to wake him up to go to school; yet when it’s snow season, he’s the first one out of the door) and one extremely reluctant skier who hates snow with a passion. One doesn’t want to ski with me because I am “helplessly slow” (his quote), the other doesn’t want to ski with me because she says I am torturing her. I told her she can decide whether she goes skiing or not when she has her first boyfriend (“That’s going to be forever!!”) But I persist. One day she’ll thank me (is the idea).
|Mzaar Peak in the distance (map here)|
And at the end of the day, when we drive back to Beirut, while the sun sets on the town, were all rosy and satisfied. I know that this town has issues (haven’t taken a shower in 4 days due to lack of electricity = hot water), but I am telling you; where can you go skiing for a day?