January 9, 2011. Pouring rain. Slushy snow. Sopping wet clothes. Terrible conditions for skiing and snowboarding. Yet the slopes were full of hearty adventurers, including my two kids. We gave them the afternoon to snowboard all they wanted, while my wife wrote thank-you notes and I sketched as many people as I could around me. It was a great vacation, and now it's back to work tomorrow!