Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Ski Trip Surprise

Experiences and memories mean more than stuff. Christmas morning the girls found out that instead of stuff under the tree, we were taking a trip to Colorado to go skiing. On December 30, 2016 we flew to Denver. We stayed the night and some members of my family may or may not have spent a few hours Pokemon Go hunting.

The next day we drove to Salida. That evening we went to Monarch Ski Mountain to witness the New Year's Eve Torch Light Parade and fireworks. It was amazingly cool. And very, very cold outside. 

We woke up the next day ready to ski. And quickly realized that our selfie game was far from strong.

Oh wait! Maybe the selfie skills are improving!

Nope. Spoke too soon. Razor looks like he's run into a few trees with his helmet and sunglasses all wonky but really I think he's trying hard not to drop his phone off the ski lift.

We took lessons in the morning. Razor and I were thrilled how easily skiing came back to us and amazed at how quickly the girls picked it up. The tube carpet ride to get to the top of the bunny hill is a new invention since the last time I skied. I want to build one on the sledding hill back home. . .

We spent several days skiing Monarch Mountain and loved, loved, loved it. The snow was perfect. The runs were fantastic. The staff was super friendly. And we never, ever waited in a long line for the ski lifts.

This was one of the gorgeous views from our cabin.

Spending time with my family, experiencing nature and exploring new places. Bring on 2017!



kclily said...

This is what I have always wanted to do with my family at Christmas. How cool that your family had this opportunity to go. It looks like you all enjoyed the skiing. (And I would have been all about the Pokemon Go.).

Jennifer said...

What a wonderful Christmas gift for the family! Looks like the weather was perfect too. Happy new year Dana - hope this year brings you much happiness!

Kar said...

Looks like a fabulous trip! Much better than little presents under the tree. : )

diane said...

Making memories is the perfect Christmas gift. Looks like it was a perfect holiday.

Kathy@KayakQuilting said...

So many great pictures! And I couldn't agree with your more about the value of memories over things! So much fun!

Jo said...

Wow, it looks like you had an amazing time and it's certainly better than material things x