Thursday, January 19, 2012

Family Snowboarding Trip

For the past several years my husband and I have gone on trips to either Tahoe, Mammoth, or Big Bear to go snowboarding with my cousins.  This year we went to Utah.  It was a bit of a drive, but it was so worth it.  We had an awesome cabin for a much lower price and the lift tickets were a lot less expensive also.

This was our 6th year for our trip and it seems like every year more and more people drink alcohol.  The first year it was a smaller group and no one drank, except for my brother who drank by himself (he's fighting with alcoholism also).  The second year more people came, but no one drank; no one drank the third year either.  It was the fourth year when alcohol was introduced.  We were at the grocery store and one of my cousins was talking about a wine she liked and we looked for it.  Of course since we got the wine for the girls we had to buy beer for the guys.  I was fine with it that year and last year, but this year was different because I do not drink anymore.

Before our trip I was starting to worry that I wouldn't be able to resist the temptation from everyone drinking.  What was crazy was when we got to the cabin it was stocked with sparkling cider.  When everyone was drinking I poured some sparkling cider into a wine glass and drank that.  I was fine and it was a lot easier not drinking than I thought.

I hope I can keep up this strength.  So far so good!


  1. That's great you found an alternative! I find it hard, too, when I don't want to drink and everyone else is. Sometimes they pressure me, but that was more when I was in my 20's going to clubs.

    You need the Google Friends widget thing so I can follow you! : )

  2. Oh thanks. My google connect is on the bottom left of my site under followers I think. ;-)


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