|Give him a few years and he'll be skiing that mountain behind him!|
|A Starbucks break with my dad|
I watched a family today at Starbucks getting ready to head up to the mountain. I thought they looked quite affluent in their stylish outfits as they moved around gathering their supplies and coffee. I noticed one woman who was talking loudly in the group. She seemed to really have it together. I saw her gesturing to her ski outfit as she spoke with a friend. I figured she was telling the story of finding it in an expensive Beaver Creek village shop, but then she got loud enough for me to hear.
"Can you believe I found this for $30 at Plato's Closet?! It totally looks like it's in fashion!" she laughingly recounted.
I realized that we might have more in common than I initially thought! I'm wearing the same ski jacket I've had for 10+ years; rather than judging me, I have a feeling she would have congratulated me! Perhaps we could even be shopping buddies, finding deals together. Of course, they moved on and I remained by the fire. But that's what people-watching is about, right? Observing, wondering listening, seeing details you would have missed otherwise...
Ski villages have a lot to discover, and I'm glad I had the chance today!