I figured that since we went through the trouble of keeping a little polariod log on the blog back when we were in California that we should continue the tradition out in Colorado.
We began our adventure early on Friday morning and got in to Denver around 9AM.The skies were a pretty blue and sunny, but it was only about 17 degrees. Brrrrr!
Mom, dad, Matt and I rented a car and took a little drive through Loveland Pass and saw the Continental Divide. Perfect weather for doing some site seeing. Sadly, I do not have any polaroids from that part of thr trip. I do have one, actually, of this funny sign for a restaurant we tried to eat at for lunch….until we found out every place around there didn’t open for lunch until 2:30. Not a lot of early risers around these parts I suppose.We didn’t eat at the place above, but we did have dinner at the cute little place below that was in downtown Breckenridge after we got settled in. BBQ, Burgers, and Beer. Nothing but good times in there.When we got back to the house, I found this fabulous hat! Can’t beat it. I this it’s a fox….The next day, we all got in the car and took a nice long drive to check out some of the different towns in the area. There were some great views along the way, we definitely have plenty pictures of the Rockies.
While driving, we noticed there was a little smell coming from our rental (which we believed was coming from some bad brakes..not something that is ideal for driving in the mountains)…so we took a slight detour and went to Eagle airport to exchange it for a new ride.
They ended up trading it in for this sweet golden mobile….my dad loves it. Especially because it doesn’t make it up steep hills in the snow. Extremely helpful. Haha.After the trade-in, we made our way over to Vail to check out how the rich people ski. There were, of course, plenty of good views along the way once again.
Vail was a cute little village complete with brick roads, Christmas lights, and about 50 little pubs filled with skiers having a good time after a long day out in the snow.Loved it here, other than the fact there was no where to eat! It took us about an hour to find somewhere that would accomadate our rather large party. Finally, we found this place.Since these places were all pretty small inside, we had to split up and be a party of 8 and a party of two. Uncle Matt was taling too long getting to the table, so Tyler decided not to leave me alone and be my dinner date.When we got back to the ranch after dinner, we of course had to stop at the market so Dad could pick up an apple pie. What kind o vacation doesn’t include apple pie?While we enjoyed desert, we played a nice game of Apples to Apples and had some wine.
They say the cards you end up with describe your personality….I’m going to have to disagree with that after seeing my results.However, I do agree with dad’s. 😉Today, we all split up into two groups. While most of us enjoyed a nice time on the sledding hill in town with the kids,Todd and Matt spent the day skiing/snowboarding.A little beer before getting started.Some of the runs with skiers. And, of course, my handsome husband looking so serious. Tomorrow is my forst day out on the big slopes, wih me luck!