Sunday, September 24, 2017

Summer 2017 ended with a snowstorm

Its been a while since I've posted anything on this blog, I guess its been a summer of discontent.
I've been working alot, haven't had the focus I've had in the past and have only just recently started working in my shop again. The shop is still a mess and I'm a bit better than that. Its coming up on two years since my beloved Anne died and went to heaven.

I've moved on and am ready to enjoy a great season ahead. I have heard that the upcoming 2017-2018 season will be a 200 year event. What that means is we could have even more snow than in 2016-17.
Since that was a record year, I'm excited to see the deepest snowpack ever.

My friend Steve Klassen, a legend and wonderful friend sent me a message this morning and said he was going on a Snurfari, sure enough, he found good snow and a fun pitch. Steve goes down with one of the longest running season, August 6, to one of the earliest starts to the upcoming season, September 24. Bearly 6 weeks between fun on  the snow.

I am going to make my best effort this season to give my readers a reason to follow my adventures and hope you will respond with feedback, photos and other interesting things that involve the "Snurfari Adventure" in all of us.


Tuesday, November 15, 2016

I'm officially starting winter tonight

The world is warming,
global warming is ruining our winters,
its to warm,
its doesn't rain enough,
where's the snow.

The way I figure it, when I look back on my 58 years and remember the variability of each winter, its always been unpredictable.To say this causes that or to think that when I was young it was colder or snowier, its never the same from one year to the next. I hear people tell me that we have to save the planet, face it, the planet doesn't care about humans. It has been here for a billion plus years and will be for the next billion. The trees will grow back, the oceans will teem with life, all signs of humanity will vanish and the planet will just keep on doing what it does. What we really need is a really cold subzero winter with 30 plus days. Freeze all the stinking bugs, rejuvenate the earth.

So with that phrophetic vision, we are still here on this planet, and winter is just kicking in, don't let your guard down, its going to snow, the resorts will open, the back country will still be a dangerous place and some of you won't make it til spring.

When you are freezing cold and stuck on the side of a mountain because you thought winter was over, remember, Mother Nature is in charge.

Believe it "Winter is coming and its going to hit fast"

Here we are into November of 2016, its been one hell of a year for me, I've been on the roller coast of my life and some of it has been terrific and fun and other parts of it have been pure hell.
Looking the love of your life is tough, meeting a new love of your life and loosing them to is enough to "drain the swamp".
All the old love songs are pretty much the same, man meets woman, life is great until it isn't the the agony of a breakup haunts you every minute.

What does any of this have to do with Snurfari, well it is a part of my journey which will culminate in some great turns ahead. I'm ready to hike, I'm ready to ride lifts, I have an Epic Pass, a mammoth pass and a sierra at tahoe pass and if I have to I can buy a ticket anywhere I go.

Until my next post.

I'm proud to be a republican and that my vote for Donald Trump mean't something, he will be a great President and if you disagree, get over it. All the rhetoric on the campaign trail was in the moment, now its time to get down to business and "Make America Great Again". JG

Monday, October 24, 2016

October is almost gone, soon November and the promise of new snow in the mountains.
Its like a rebirth, a new beginning. I need that in my life.
It was one year ago, October 25th that my loving wife Anne passed away.
I've learned a lot this past year about myself and how I'm supposed to treat others.
While I've been trying to catch up on all the intricacy's of life as a single man, each day I make some sort of progress with a goal of being happy with myself and all those in it.

I am blessed to have a wonderful daughter that loves snow country and her boyfriend that share the same dreams. My mom and Dad are doing well at 88 and 89, I see them once a week.
My dream of building my own boards is real, I have a shop, many molds and sometimes I even have time to make a board, that will bet better, I have to thank all of my friends for their support and understanding as I shift into the next chapter of my life.

All is well.

Friday, October 7, 2016

Its suddenly October 7, 2016, I don't know how to feel about this past year.
I've had an incredible journey and October 25th is the demarcation point.
It will be one years since Anne left me from Cancer, it was a terrible affair, she didn't deserve what she got and the world is worse off without her. For me, loosing my best friend, partner, lover and the mother of my daughter has been a learning experience. Then, I met a new girl, a wonderful and amazing woman, she fulfilled my life and my loss with love and wonder. Now I wonder.
The future looks wonderful, maybe my dreams will come true.

I've decided to move my life forward, I am building boards, working construction, doing real estate, taking care of mom, dad, Jenny, Dog, Cat, chickens and the compound. I was looking a a couple of old photos and thought that  I should share them here.  I'm just getting started. JG

Saturday, October 1, 2016

It has been a very different year from what I was supposed to be used to. Anne died 11 months ago and I've been trying to figure out what I am supposed to do for myself.
I've been so blessed, good friends, family and I even managed to meet a new friend that has loved me and with any luck will stay by my side, time will tell.
I've managed to keep building boards, not a full production but still moving forward. The 2016-17 season is upon us and if you were to read this, I suggest that you order a board now as I won't have time to build you a new one during the season. I'm going to spend most if not all my time on the mountains and that is what I was meant to do. Its supposed to snow this weekend, so perhaps we will get an early season and I'm ready to get started.
Have fun out there. JG

Saturday, June 11, 2016

So you've never heard of the Grellicopter. 
Every idea has a spin off, every spin off generates new ideas. Never stop dreaming and never think that your ideas are original. A creative mind can accomplish anything it sets out to do and more.