13 Apr Colorado Ski Trip #2
Colby and I got back Monday night (err technically Tuesday morning) from a ski trip to Colorado to celebrate our 5th wedding anniversary. Colby spoiled me the whole week: He cooked all the meals, did all the dishes, and well, let me do absolutely nothing. Not only that, but the Lord totally spoiled us too: we had a free condo to stay in, upgraded seats on both flights, and an upgraded car rental. Yes please to all!
We stayed at Arrowhead in Beaver Creek and were not aware that half of the mountain would be closed, including the lift directly outside our condo (woops). We made the most of the situation, but changed our plans a little and decided to ski at Vail as well since so much of Beaver Creek was closed. We skied one day at Beaver Creek, two days at Vail, and the last day at Beaver Creek, covering 85,000 vertical feet, which I now know is ski talk for how much terrain we covered.
This was Colby’s second time to ski and he was improved so much since last year! The weather was great the first two days, but the third and fourth brought rain, sleet, snow, and little visibility and even with my hand warmers, it was pretty cold! Well, miserable. But, I was on vacation, so no need to complain.
Day 1 – Beaver Creek
Day 2 – Vail
Day 3 – Vail (Our Anniversary)
Day 4 – Beaver Creek
Day 5 – Nature Trail + Preserve
The last day we were super lazy. After a quiet morning, we walked along the Eagle Valley trail. After packing up our stuff, we left the mountains and headed for Denver where we went to the Rocky Mountain Wildlife Refuge. It was super quiet and peaceful and we spent some time driving and walking around before heading to the airport.
PPS. I finally joined snapchat and I am loving it. Come follow over @induetime33
I didn’t start sharing our traveling adventures on the blog until the end of 2013, but you can see some of our vacations below as well as how to travel on a budget here.
- Pacific Northwest
- Western Caribbean Cruise
- Hilton Head
- South America: Argentina
- South America: Torres Del Paine
- South America: Lake Region
- South America: Santiago + Coast
- Costa Rica: Manuel Antonio
- Costa Rica: Santa Teresa
- Costa Rica: La Fortuna
- Las Vegas
- Caribbean Cruise – Grand Turk + Dominican Republic
- Caribbean Cruise – Aruba + Curacao