Relief, spelt “D-E-Z-A-I-K-O”

Last week Tim and I had a fantastic holiday at a back-country ski-touring lodge NE of Prince George in the North Rocky Mountains. We woke every day to the smell of muffins baking and coffee brewing, and then skied up and down in the most gorgeous terrain imaginable for 6 days in a row. Not once did we think about work, and the bakery, and our never-ending list of tasks to get ready for opening day. Mostly, I was concentrating on getting my ass UP the hills without some kind of cardiovascular collapse, and Tim was concentrating on getting DOWN the hills in one piece. If you’re into this kind of thing, Dezaiko Lodge is the shit. Really. Go there. Here is a taste, in 2-D:

A long and winding up-track on Rangifer Ridge.
A long and winding up-track in gorgeous light on Rangifer Ridge.
The group moves slowly uphill.
The group moves slowly uphill. I am stopped to pretend to take photos, but mostly to catch my breath.
Tim, on top of the world.
Tim, on top of the world.
Tim and Kate enjoying themselves IMMENSELY.
Tim and Kate enjoying themselves IMMENSELY.
The climb never ends!
The climb never ends!
Tim, on top of the world, again.
Tim, on top of the world, again.
Stellar Ridge in the near background - amazing skiing terrain.
Stellar Ridge in the near background – amazing skiing terrain. Wrex Peak in the background, shaped like the profile of a spaniel’s head and snout.

And now, we are back at it: painting of the bakery’s interior and construction of counters continues.

Looking towards the front door of the bakery - most everything is painted now! The door will be painted when it gets a window installed.
Looking towards the front door of the bakery – most everything is painted now! The door will be painted when it gets a window installed.
The pizza-prep area gets its counter installed.
The pizza-prep area gets its counter installed.
The worktop in the dough room, soon to be covered in hardened bits of flour and water!
The worktop in the dough room, soon to be covered in hardened bits of flour and water!
The worktop in the dough room. (I can't help including just a little smidge of the lovely floor in all these photos!)
The finished worktop in the dough room. (I can’t help including just a little glimpse of the lovely floor in all these photos!)
Our first small load of oven-building materials: firebricks! We picked them up in Prince George on our return from our ski holiday.
Our first small load of oven-building materials: firebricks! We picked them up in Prince George on the return from our ski holiday.

3 thoughts on “Relief, spelt “D-E-Z-A-I-K-O”

  1. Hey Kate,

    It’s sooooo good to get these updates from you. Thanks so much for sharing your skiing adventures!!! And, the bakery is looking great. I was admiring the floor even before you made the comment about getting it into the pics. 🙂

    Em

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