Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Skiing in Mt. Hood Meadows and The Intolerable Acts of 1774
(One of the best parts about January and February was teaching the girls to ski on Mt. Hood Meadows)
Let's just say, 1774 was a rough one for New England. The Intolerable Acts were a series of punitive laws passed by the British Parliament in 1774 after the Boston Tea Party to punish unruly colonists and re-establish British rule.
(They had already skied in the Muju Resort with their Mom in Korea...)
(So they were ready to strut their stuff on the American slopes.)
The first was the Boston Port Act: March 31, 1774, that bottled up the Boston Harbor so that no goods, wares, or merchandise could enter or exit the city.
(Look at this kid! Where's the ski lift?)
(Mt. Hood Meadows was crowded and full of skiers of all shapes, sizes, and skill levels.)
(But over the course of 4 Saturdays we had a blast. The instructors were helpful, the facilities were very organized, the skis and boots were labeled and waiting for us... THANK YOU!)
(Alright enough gushing... it's time to get off this mountain and head north up the coast to Canada.)
Ok.. Ok... History Nerd Alert! But... later that summer, from September 5 to October 26, the First Continental Congress met in Philadelphia to debate declarations on how to resolve this conflict with England. What an exciting time!