Andrew has been wanting to get into it for awhile now. (I personally had no desire to go careening down a mountain to my death in the freezing weather.) But we recently acquired snowboarding gear for both of us at an amazing price (I got my board, bindings, and boots...in amazing condition...for 50 bucks!) , and so we had to go out and try them.
I didn't want to pay money to go to a mountain where fifty snowboarding experts could laugh at my pain, so we practiced on deserted hills outside of Rexburg. (The no ski lift thing, however, may convince me otherwise pretty soon.)
Growing up in Arizona provided me with more opportunities to play in water that wasn't frozen. However, I was pretty pleased with myself considering it was my first time everon the snow. And despite all my whining...I honestly thought it was really fun. Now I just need to get past my overwhelming desire to sit down every time I start to gain any real speed. I'm excited to go again.