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.
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