This weekend I took my 18 year old son and his friend skiing. We went to “Winterplace” which is located in West Virginia. We got up early at 5:30 am as we had a 2 ½ hour drive to the ski resort. We spent the entire day enjoying the slopes. The weather was in the 30’s and sunny. We left in the evening around 8:00pm and headed for a nice dinner.

I haven’t been skiing in years and the muscles were a bit sore the next day. However, it was definitely worth it. I had some quality time with my son and it was refreshing to the mind and soul. Anytime I can get away to enjoy the outdoors, I come away rejuvenated. Exercise is always good for the mind, body and spirit.

Owning my own business makes me tend to work on overload. I’m usually consumed with what I need to do or accomplish next…tomorrow…next week…next month… you get the picture. Sometimes I need a push or shove to get away from it all and clear the mind.

It’s always great to have some “fun time” in order to hit the re-set button and come away with a fresh perspective.

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Henry Albert

Henry Albert is the owner of Albert Transport, Inc., based in Statesville, NC. Before participating in the "Slice of Life" program, Albert drove a 2001 Freightliner Century Class S/T™, and will use his Cascadia for general freight and a dry van trailer. Albert, who has been a trucker since 1983, was recognized by Overdrive as its 2007 Trucker of the Year.

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Very true Linda! It is definitely a different world where the outside seems to go away...although I could get into a little trouble trying to snowboard down the side of Matterhorn Mountain.

January 23, 2013 21:20:19 PM

Jimmy just head on over to Disneyland and the world fades away!

January 23, 2013 6:33:18 AM

Nice to see a fellow snow hound! I love to take time away to hit the slopes as well. It is one of the few places, right along with creek trout fishing, where I can let the rest of the world fade away for a day or two.

January 22, 2013 21:22:15 PM

A day off here and there along with vacations are vital to our mental, physical and spiritual health. It is important to get away regularly even for micro-breaks.

January 22, 2013 13:33:33 PM

It is not easy to get our minds off of our businesses glad you had such a great day!

January 22, 2013 7:12:01 AM