Snow Keeps Cyclist Stranded

The annual Ladies Jammie Party in Christopher Creek was its usual fun event.

The annual Ladies Jammie Party in Christopher Creek was its usual fun event.


Hello again, fellow Creekers.

Stranded by the snow. I ran into a guy name Mark Hieb last week in the Tall Pines Market who ended up somewhat reluctantly being a customer of ours at the Christopher Creek Lodge.

He loved the place, but he had a different plan in mind. Mark was just starting a 35-day journey for the Ronald McDonald House charity. He was riding a bicycle from California all the way across the United States to Georgia.

The three straight days of snow made it impossible for Mark to continue his journey up the 260 to New Mexico though. He was traveling with another buddy of his named Jeff who ended up stuck in Heber instead.

Looks like his 35-day trip is going to take a little bit longer than expected. One other quick thing worth mentioning is that Mark just turned 50. Good luck Mark and enjoy sharing all those pictures of the snow with your friends and family back home.

So, I finally had a chance to go play in the free Wednesday night poker league over at the Creekside. I took first place ... oh, wait a minute, that was somebody else.

Rod Britain took first place in game one, which I think marked his seventh win. And I got knocked out so fast in the second game that I didn’t stick around to see who won the next game. It was a blast though and the group was definitely open to newcomers and people new to the game.

In addition to it being my first time, Mark Hieb the guy I mentioned above, and Diego Dominick enjoyed playing some Texas Hold ’em. Thanks for the great venue Cindy and Jeff and Dee. What a great job of running the event. And Dennis, I hope you get a little bit better cards next time around (although I still think you’re in first place overall — so never mind).

The annual Ladies Jammie Party was its usual fun event. I want to thank Rhea, Debbie and Karen for providing me all of the information.

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