Thursday, October 1, 2009

Skiing in the Land of Fire

The title of this post refers to Tierra del Fuego, on the Strait of Magellan, in far southern Argentina. Our son Marcus, his wife Anastasia Pantelias and their friend Andy Toyota traveled from their homes in Seattle this past summer to the southernmost city in the world, Ushuaia, to find snow. What will these people not do to ski?
The photo with this post is snow and the three young skiers and some of their friends last June on Mt. Rainier. I put it up here because I hate to run a post without a photo. But there's better photography in the video on Marcus and Anastasia's blog, Pantengliopolis Blog of Phat, which you can see by clicking their link on my blog list to the right.
I'm posting this because maybe there are skiers out there waiting for the snow to fall in a couple of months, people who might like to see what summer skiing looks like. Or maybe there's someone, like Dan Finnegan, who have never actually met Marcus and wonder if he really exists. Marcus and Andy are about to start a video documentary course in Seattle, but this shows they've got a pretty good start already.
Back to pottery tomorrow.


mengley said...

First day of class went well! Andy was confused at all the "flower conversation" from the "arty types" -- he's taken nothing but computer science and mech engineering courses, so this one is a little different for him... :)

Hollis Engley said...

Glad to hear it, Marco. I continue to think this is all very exciting.