Friday, February 17, 2012

Fun in the Sun

Looking for a great, healthy, fun, exciting, FREE outdoor family activity tomorrow? It's the state middle school Nordic ski meet in Fryeburg, with teams from about a dozen schools giving it their all for the glory of the sport. Two or three teams will dominate the standings, and the rest of us will strive for personal goals, the funnest time, and the best food. It's a heck of a day, and it's always gloriously sunny.

Come cheer for Violet, Sinéad, and Cecilia as they pour it on for Portland Nordic. Please stop by our area - we are the sea of lime green hats and we share food with our supporters (feel free to bring a plate of sandwiches or something healthy to share). John Marble is guaranteed to be somewhere in the woods banging a bucket with a stick - bring your own noisemakers (cowbells traditional) or share his. At Nordic ski meets, everybody cheers for everybody, and it's a very good example of healthy competition for younger kids to see. Depending on conditions, you can also bring skis or snowshoes and head off on the non-racecourse trails.

Directions: Rte. 302 into Fryeburg, turn left onto the main drag at the academy. After the traffic light, turn left at the Norway Savings Bank onto Oxford Street. Follow it to the end. There will be lots of cars - park anywhere you can. The trailhead is off to the right, over the railroad tracks and past all the cars, school buses, and oil tanks.