Watching the Olympics, you regularly see athletes who started in their sport when they were very young, and have devoted their lives to a dream. I love the human interest stories, where they tell us how people ended up in their chosen sport.
Well, Charlie is twelve, so I guess most of those sports are out of his Olympic reach, unless he goes for bobsled, many of them just picked it up in the last few years. Or maybe curling, I think you are never too old to pick that up. I could design some pretty amazing costumes for the curling team...
Charlie loves to ski, Mike introduced it to him a few years ago, and he was taught by one of the world's best instructors (and former Blue Angel pilot) Rick Adams.
And while there are no Olympic dreams in site, Charlie has found a sport he really loves, that helps make winter something to look forward to. Maybe next winter we will introduce him to curling (definitely a safer sport than bobsledding...)