Buffy and John got there 2nd COVID-19 vaccine
shot on Tuesday, June 20th, 2021. We are liberated and looking forward to
getting our lives back in just 14 days. We are thankful for our
Buffy gets her 2nd COVIID - 19 shot from our friend Dr. Quickdraw
John show courage as he get his 2nd COVID - 19 vaccine shot
* Buffy and John
celebrated Easter at home with a delicious ham dinner, wine and a chocolate
cake. Easter represents an opportunity to be thankful for blessings and a
chance to refocus life on respect for all people, kindness working for equal
opportunity and having fun. That will continue to be their Easter
Buffy & John toast to an Easter commitment to kindness and fun
Buffy made a delicious dinner, Easter cake & homemade ice cream
* On March 27th
Mountain Creek announced the end of the 2021 ski season. Needless to say
Buffy & John and their ski buddies made the best of the last day by skiing with
buddies including the Easter Bunny (Rich Howes) and toasting the mountain on
the Deck of South and at Ryan-Brian's last day parking lot barbeque.
Buffy & John with George, Sharon & Dave on Sugar for last runs
Easer Bunny Richie Howes joins Buffy & John for a final run
* Buffy & John enjoy
the best of "Spring Skiing with ski buddies Sharon, Mark, Lift Ops Chris and
Ski Patrol buddy Mike who cautions the group that there is Thin Cover to avoid.
It was another fun day on the slopes. They all hate to see it coming to
Buffy & John get in their 89 day on the slopes
with ski buddies in spite of Thin Cover
* Buffy and John got
there 1st COVID-19 vaccine shot following day 87 on the ski slopes with
friends. They celebrated another rotten day in Heaven with a pizza and a
couple of adult beverages with bartender friend Susan at Brick & Brew.
Buffy gets her 1st COVId-19 vaccine shot at Walmart without fear
John gets his 1st COVID-19 shot and tries to be as strong as Buffy
Buffy & John celebrate at Brick & Brew with friend Susan
* Buffy and John
celebrated St. Patrick's Day on the slopes at Mountain Creek with friends and
at a St. Patrick's Day Mountain Creek South parking lot barbeque hosted by Ryan
Brian celebrating a great ski season and toasting the Mountain Creek Management
for the hard work in making the 2021 COVID-19 impacted season so enjoyable.
Buffy & John with ski
buddies and Mountain Creek staffers celebrate St. Patrick's Day
Skiers and Riders celebrate a GREAT 2021 Ski season in the South Parking Lot
* Buffy's birthday was
celebrated the way Buffy wished, skiing at Mountain Creek, celebrating with
some of our ski buddies and having a romantic dinner with home made cake, ice
cream and Buffy's Gran Manier as a after dinner cordial. It was a GREAT
Friends celebrate Buffy's Birthday on the deck at South following
The celebration is complete with a delicious homemade Birthday cake
* Enjoying the last
days of the ski season is made possible by many of our friends who work at the
Mountain Creek Ski Resort. Not only has the skiing been fun but enjoying
the friendships with our friends like Tiffany at the Biergaten and the lifties.
Buffy & John enjoy Après Ski with Tiffany at the Biergaten at
Buffy with our friends who work the Cabriolet lift at Mountain Creek
* Spring skiing is the
best time of the year for skiing and riding. The snow is perfect, the
temperature is mild and everyone is ready to celebrate the ski season and
party. With John's birthday in the rear view mirror, ski buddy Otto's 89
birthday on March 12th and Buffy's birthday on March 14th there are plenty of
reasons to celebrate and party. On Tuesday, March 8th the die hards got
together on the deck of Mountain Creek South to celebrate and Buffy and John
returned the next day to enjoy a snack with Mountain Creek staffers Kyle and
Corin. We are blessed!
Buffy & John join ski buddies to celebrate a GREAT
Buffy & John on the South Deck with Kyle & Corin
Buffy & John enjoy another rotten day in Heaven on
* It was John's 80th
birthday on Tuesday, March 2nd. His birthday wish was to be able to ski
with Buffy and some ski buddies and he got his wish. Buffy made a "skier"
lemon birthday cake which they could not resist sampling the night before.
The celebration continues with a romantic dinner of shrimp parm, red wine and a
Buffy Grand Manier cordial all with music and candle light.
Ski buddies wish John Happy Birthday on the slopes
Buffy made John a special "Ski Cake"
The cake had John doing figure 8s on the frosting ski slope
Buffy and John share a Birthday toast.
Buffy lights the
birthday cake candles
John tries to blow out the candles to get his Birthday wish
* Friday February 12,
2021 marked the 51st day on snow for the 2021 ski season for Buffy & John.
The photo below was taken by ski buddy Chris on the Sugar Slope at Mountain
Creek. The other photo taken on the same day documents that the snow has
survived since the snow fall of February 1st and 2nd.
Buffy & John on the Sugar Slope at the Mountain Creek
The Snow man measuring
the depth of snow on 2/12/2021
* How did we make out
in the snow storm of Monday and Tuesday, February 1st and 2nd? The photos
below tell the story. According to our Snow Man measuring guide we had
approximately 2 feet. We dug out late afternoon on February 2nd so we
could hit the slopes at Mountain Creek on on Wednesday February 3rd.
The December 17th snow
storm was 20"
The February 1 & 2nd snow storm covered our Snow Man
Buffy measures another 5" making the snow fall 25"
* When she is not
skiing or cookie and exotic dinner, Buffy continues to
grow her knitting business,
Buffy's Bargains. The recent invention of a spindle rack for up to 14
different color bobbins has made it easier to make multicolored items such as
the golf club cover being produced by Buffy. Her Yoda doll has become a
favorite. Many of the items ranging from baby blankets, hats and booties
to golf club covers are made to order.
* Christmas eve day was
celebrated skiing, Zooming with family, enjoying a delicious flounder stuffed
with crab meat dinner and watching the 1946 Christmas classic It's a Wonderful
Life". It rained Christmas Day causing Buffy and John to miss
Christmas Day skiing for the first time in recent memory. However Zooming
with son Brad and family and a delicious prime rib dinner made the day.
We are blessed and thank God every day for our health, fun activities, friends
John celebrates another great dinner by Executive Chef
Buffy & John give a romantic Christmas toast to all their friends and family
* One of the fun things
about skiing is sharing a great day on the slopes with friends. Buffy and
John have been ski racing and skiing with the Howe family for many years.
Now the three bothers are enjoying free skiing, Tom with his wife Heidi and
their two sons Landon and Lucas with uncle Richie providing some coaching
John, Buffy with Heidi, Tommy and Landon with Lucas in front
* Mother nature
delivered an early Christmas gift - over 15" of snow at Hidden Valley.
The good news is that the Mountain Creek Ski Resort would open on Thursday,
December 17th to great powder conditions, but the bad news was that Buffy
and John were snowed in on top of Hidden Valley and would miss opening day for
the first time in recent memory. However they were ready for the lifts to
open on the second day.
The snowman snowfall gauge at our home noted 16 inches
The car was buried in snow but covered to allow ease of removal
Buffy with Bob Faasse Supervisor of lifts on 2nd day
* On Tuesday, December
15, 2020 Buffy and John took the final steps in getting ready for the 2021 ski
season by picking up their season ski passes. They celebrated the event
with Mountain Creek Assistant General Manager Evan Kovach and two ski buddies
from West Milford, Lauren and Paul Ferguson.
Mountain Creek’s Evan Kovach, John & Buffy Whiting & Lauren & Paul
Ferguson celebrate receiving their passes
* Buffy and John are
excited that the 2020 - 2021 skis season is about to begin. To kick off
the new ski season Buffy & John visited BIGSnow, America's 1st indoor ski
area, to get in a few warm up runs. It was a great day followed by a
safe Outbacks celebration of another fun day and the coming Holiday season.
Buffy & John are greeted by Mark at BIGSnow
Buffy & John thank BIGSnow friends for a fun day
Buffy is ready to do a run at BIGSnow
and away she goes...
* If you are
thinking about Christmas gifts for your wife, John
has published his 15th book "The
Women's Guide to Learning to Play Golf for Fun!". The book was
written to provide women, wives, and girlfriends who may wish to join their
friends, husbands, and boy friends for a fun round of golf. The book
details how to make learning to play golf easy and fun. The book is
available online at
Lulu.com in paperback and eBook editions.