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It’s been awhile.  Nice to be back and Happy New Year, everyone.  Today I’m continuing  with Chapter Five of “Internat Adventures”.

Previous instalment

Preamble – Second semester, Jan. – Apr., 1969:  New semester, new roommates and a new, heavy duty lock on the “escape room”!

Horrors; no more secret rendezvous!   Angelika had been the only one devious enough to figure these things out, and she wasn’t there anymore.  We and the boys had to content ourselves with a few stolen moments during the weekly chaperoned outings.  Better than nothing!

It was winter, so most Sundays we travelled to the alps for a day of skiing.  Some of the kids were real experts, but I was the token Klutz.  Never had a good sense of balance and it took some time to get me “up and running” instead of falling on my ass all the time.  Righting yourself when you’ve fallen with skis on is quite the learning experience.  The day I mastered that was cause for celebration!


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Debbie D.
Canine Innkeeper in suburban Toronto, Canada, known as "The Doglady". Writer/website owner, photographer, animal lover, music fanatic, inveterate traveller. History, literature and cinema buff. Eternal "hippie/rockchick". Binational, German/Canadian and multilingual. Looking for the next adventure!
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32 Responses to #8Sunday WEEKEND WRITING WARRIORS, JAN. 12/14

  1. Kathy

    Happy New Year! I have never smoked, so never had to try to kick the habit. My allergies would never allow me to survive. LOL Good to see you back! ♥
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  2. I’ve never got the hang of skiing.
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  3. I just saw a report on the news. Cigarette smoking is even worse than they thought it was and more teens are starting.
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  4. Hi Debbie!

    I have missed these! Gosh…it sounds like you and your friends had an adventurous time as teens. It’s those that make great memories and turn out to be awesome stories like the one you shared here!

    Can’t wait for the Sundays! Hope your’e having a great Tuesday night! See ya in the socialverse Wednesday!
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  5. My knees started dislocating in junior high, so no skiing (let alone Marna’s favorite, avalanche surfing) for me. Good to see you back.
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  6. Welcome back and Happy New Year! Too bad the lock put an end to those adventures but sounds as if you and your remaining school mates were pretty resourceful. Loved the description of skiing – great snippet!
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  7. Welcome back, Debbie! You’ve cemented my resolve to avoid skiing. LOL Love the little gif of the skier stuck in the snow.

  8. Gosh, that is so true. Getting up after falling is a workout in itself, but it’s worth it. I love to ski, even on our tiny hills. 🙂
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  9. Bummer about the lock. 🙂 Skiing? Oh my, I tried that once. A friend took me and not on the bunny hill. I was doing ok going down the first time until I realized what I was doing…then I fell. I watched him the rest of the night while I drank hot chocolate and stayed warm in the lodge. 🙂
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  10. Debbie, dear good pal, a big welcome back. Funny eight and one we can all relate to. An avid skier for years, I felt your pain while learning. The animated cartoon pic gave me the big morning smile. Thanks.
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  11. There’s a heavy duty lock on the escape route but still loads of fun to be shared! It’s not a bad life!
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  12. I love this. It was a fun reminder of how getting to spend time (unsupervised) with boys (and boys with girls) is the main life’s driving force at that age! 🙂

    Skiing? Oh my. I haven’t gone for since I was 51. I’m afraid I won’t be able to anymore. I always had to take my skis off to stand back up after I fell. 🙂 lol

    Happy New Year, Deb. Welcome back!!
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    • Hi Teresa; Yes, that was pretty much how our minds worked and we were devastated to lose our escape hatch. You have me beat with the skiing. I haven’t been in more than 40 years and a bad knee would surely prevent that, now. I remember taking my skis off at first, too. 🙂 Thanks for the welcome back. Happy New Year!
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  13. Oh no, a heavy duty lock! I’m sure that was the last thing you girls wanted to see. Skiing has always looked scary to me; I have enough trouble just standing up after a fall on an icy sidewalk, I’m not setting myself up for broken legs by getting on skis!

    Glad you’re back. I’m looking forward to more of your adventures!
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    • HI Marcia; Yes, we were extremely unhappy about the lock! The one good thing about skiing is, if you fall, the snow is soft. Just don’t slam into a tree! 😉 I haven’t gone skiing in over 40 years and sure wouldn’t do it now. LOL Thanks for the welcome back.
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  14. So true about the skiing thing! Righting yourself on a snowboard is even more challenging. I learned that last February during my less-than-graceful attempt. Happy New Year, Debbie! 🙂
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  15. I know the feeling about the skiing. Standing up was so hard for me too.
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