Monday, January 27, 2014

Life Lately - Colorado

Hi all! How have you been? I have been freezing my bum off over here in Chicagoland. Today we are supposed to have a high of 1 and a low of -17...without factoring in windchill. Fun stuff. Needless to say I am beyond ready for spring. I also apologize, I took last week off from the blog world. I needed a vacation after my vacation in Colorado. I mainly spent last week playing catch up at work. I am finally back on track. Today I thought I would share a bit about my trip...

I LOVE COLORADO. Why anyone lives in the flat, dull, and dreary Midwest is beyond me, honestly. Being amongst the mountains and trees for a week was heaven. My boyfriend Matt, a few of his friends, and I spent the other week in Bachelors Gulch. I wish we never had to leave.

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We flew in to Denver, which is about a 2 hour ride from Beaver Creek. Thankfully we rented a shuttle because as soon as we hit the mountains we were greeted by a snowstorm and white out conditions ^. We made it there safely, however, and were in the outdoor hot tub about 20 minutes after we arrived :]

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The snowstorm the night we arrived ensured that we had fresh powder our first morning on the slopes. I hadn't ski'd since middle school so I knew I needed a refresher course. I decided to take three days of classes and I am so glad I did. By the third day I was a level 5, which means that you are ready to take on blue runs. Our last day there I spent it with the boys and did a few blue runs and managed not to break anything. I wish I had more time to become a more confident skier. Purposefully sitting down to avoid going too fast was my biggest issue when it came to skiing. Whoops.

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I was so glad the sun came out the last two days of our trip. The views were breath taking. I have officially decided that I need to get out of Illinois as soon as possible, haha. Anywho, the trip was amazing, but now it is time to get back to reality. I missed you all.

11 comments:

  1. Colorado is my number one dream destination!
    These photos just reinforce that :)
    Glad that you got to go!

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    1. You definitely should go if you get the chance!!

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  2. Those photos are stunning!
    I always wanted to travel there.
    I'm glad you enjoyed your vacation!!!

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    1. Thank you! It is such a gorgeous place, but I don't think the photos do it justice.

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  3. WOW! It looks so amazing over there. Right now it is super hot and the middle of summer here in Australia. I have never seen snow. You are so lucky.

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    1. I do love snow, but I would trade it all for a super hot Australian summer right now. I am done with the cold now that the trip is over. I hope you get to see snow some day!! It is magical.

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  4. haha, i am the sitting down skiier, too! that sounds like a lovely trip...outdoor hot tubs and mountains are the best!

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    1. Haha. I am glad I am not alone in that. Agreed!

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  5. I went skiing for the first time recently. It was terrifying! Haha I don't know if I'm brave enough to try again. I kept falling on purpose when I'd pick up speed, too!

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    1. Haha. Aw man, I was slightly terrified too, but once you get cruising it is fun. I like to go slow though. Going fast is way too scary when your headed downhill.

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