A little overdue, but I wanted to write about my recent trip to Colorado. The Friday before last, a couple of friends and I flew into Denver and rented a car to drive up to Keystone where we would spend the majority of the weekend. Surprisingly, it was warmer there than it was in Houston when we left that morning.The drive was beautiful. I think most of the photos I took on the trip were on the drive to Keystone.
As we got closer to the mountains, we began to see snow! I was fascinated with it. This was only my second time ever seeing actual snow. It was beautiful. The whole weekend, I kept wanting to touch it and step in it. We had a snow ball fight on the way to pick up our ski rentals! However, without gloves it was cold! My hand was numb.
After picking up our ski rentals, we checked into our condo. Then we got ready and took a thirty minute gondola ride to the other side of the mountain to a fondue restaurant, Der Fondue Chessel. Now, I am a vegetarian and intolerant to dairy so I was not able to eat the fondue but they had a great veggie plate 😉 At dinner, the altitude began to hit us. I thought I was going to fall asleep at the table! Needless to say, we went to bed pretty early. Then of course we woke up pretty early to hit the slopes (or attempt to in my case). I definitely did not pick back up skiing like I thought I would! I spent most of my time falling. I wound up with some nasty bruises and sore in places I didn’t know I had! I think the next time I go skiing I will take a lesson before hitting the slopes. Since I water ski, surf (sort of), wake-board, and knee-board I thought snow skiing would be no problem. Just for the record, a mountain is very different from water!!!
Saturday night, we were pretty beat so we cooked dinner at the condo and watched a movie. I promptly passed out about ten minutes in!
Sunday, we had to check out by eleven and our flight did not leave until six, so we decided to drive to Boulder before heading to the airport. We had lunch at Whole Foods, stopped by Boulder Running Company, then walked around Pearl Street to a little coffee shop called Boxcar Coffee Roasters – where I had the most delicious almond milk latte 🙂
Overall, it was a wonderful trip! I was sad to leave the mountains, but I am happy to be back home and ready to return to my regular equestrian posts! Have a happy Monday, everyone!