Friday, August 13, 2010

Such a Boy (and almost last call for haiku/photo pairs)

Extreme Mountain Bikes
He found a new sport to love
He is such a boy!

We're vacationing this week in Lake Tahoe, California, a beautiful spot in the Sierra Mountains.  We're staying at the Northstar Ski Resort, which in the summer turns its ski runs into mountain bike runs.  The kids and I gave it a go yesterday, with decidedly mixed results.  I fell several times and had to conclude I was just not any good at it (nor did I enjoy it much).  Clara did fine but prefers other activities (like riding a regular bike along the river or, more precisely, swimming in the river). Henry, however, took to it like a fish to water. Or, more precisely, like a 15 year old boy to wild, crazy fun.

 And, a gentle reminder, it's almost last call for the haiku/photo pairing blog give away.  Simply pair a photograph with a haiku, post it to your blog and link it to the post you will find here.  Contest closes Sunday, California time, at 10:00 p.m. Come join the fun!

P.S. For those who asked, crawdads are also called crayfish or crawfish in the U.S. They are a crustacean that looks like a small lobster.  They're called yabby or koura in Australia. They are mostly extinct in Europe.


debs14 said...

I can imagine how much fun he had! Sounds like you are all having fun, something for everyone there.
Thanks for clearing up the fishy question - I definitely know what crayfish are (delicious in salads!) they are very 'in' over here at the moment, taking over from prawns in the deli section!

Deb @ PaperTurtle said...

This is such a cute picture. You can tell by the look in his eyes that he is having a great time! :o)

I'm loving your haiku's Rinda. I finally got mine posted - had a tough time coming up with one and once I did the first one I'm thinking of haikus left and right!

Sian said...

Mountain biking? wow! I didn't know you were an action woman :) Sounds like a great, happy time with the kids.

Becky said...

Lovely picture, you can tell he is really enjoying himself :)

Amy said...

I just know that a certain young man will be like this when he is older - ably encouraged by his father who loves any sort of action sport! Well done to you for giving it a go :-) Yabbies are fresh water crustaceans here, often found in dams, and, I've never heard of a koura, but it could be an indiginous name and there are many dialects. They are yummy regardless of their name!

Anonymous said...

Henry looks like a pro in this photo. What a great portrait. I love to bike, but I've never tried mountain biking.