06 February 2007

How to Have Fun at 11 Degrees Fahrenheit

Totally unconnected to the Grand Duchy of Stollen. But as the Duke of Saxe-Bearstein -- Mr. Jeff Hudelson -- has proven during his stage career (he's acted for about 40 years and appeared in more than 200 productions), there is indeed a connection between skiing and the 18th century! Anyway, Sonja's and my jaunt earlier this afternoon was too much fun not to share a few photographs of our ski tour around the Illinois State University golfcourse in Normal, Illinois. 4"-5" of fresh, cold powder fell today, and it's supposed to remain cold through at least the weekend, which means more Nordic skiing later in the week. It doesn't get much better than that.


Grimsby Mariner said...

we expecting a cold snap over here too with temperatures as low as -8°C in Scotland and snow across the UK. Somehow I don't expect to be having much fun with the weather though - work gets in the way! And when it does get cold and snow and after you've built the snowman what's better than a warm room overlooking the garden with a hot mug of chocolate and marshmallows whilst painting toy soldiers?

Bluebear Jeff said...

Just to let you know, it wasn't just a "one-time acting career".

I've been acting (on stage -- not film) for almost 40 years (well over 200 productions).

On another matter, do my eyes deceive me? or is that figure in dark teal the delightful Lady Sonja?

-- Jeff

Grand Duchy of Stollen 1768 said...


I stand corrected. Please excuse my oversight. And yes, the teal-coated figure is The Grand Duchess Sonja herself.

Best Regards,


Giles said...

Indeed, we will be seeing snow in London tomorrow; second time this year which doesn't happen often. We won't be able to ski though, just watch the public transport system grind to a halt...


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