Jan 7, 2013

The First Trip of the New Year

Hi Blog Friends! I don't know if any of you noticed, but my posts were a bit infrequent the last two weeks. The holidays were a great time to take a blogging break and spend time with family, and then last week I actually went with my husband's family to Breckenridge, CO for a little vacation. It was such a wonderful time, but I am SO glad to be home and to slowly get back into "the swing of things."

I am really excited about a few things I have coming up on the blog, but I wanted to do a quick recap of our trip first. So if instagrams of people you don't know isn't your thing, just check back tomorrow :)

First of all, we drove all the way from OK to CO in 13hrs, with six adults and a 1 year old in ONE car. It went MUCH better than I thought, probably because Kansas was covered in snow so we actually had something to look at :)

Our first day there we went straight up to the mountain to ski. I hadn't been in nearly ten years, so it was a little tough getting back into the groove. 

I think I did too much too fast, because that night I got really sick. What night? Oh, New Year's Eve. At midnight I was riding in a vehicle on my way to the local hospital. We think it was just altitude sickness, and I recovered really quickly, but let's just say it was not the way I had wanted to ring in the new year :(

I took it easy for a day then I was feeling well enough to take a little sleigh ride to a rustic log cabin for a corny but fun dinner set in an old CO mining town.

My favorite part of the trip was dog-sledding. DOG-SLEDDING. Gah, it was awesome. One of my favorite memories. Even though it was 17 degrees below zero (17!!!) we had an amazing time. I think I'm ready for another pup - a husky :)

 It was my first time in Breck and I really enjoyed it. The town is very picturesque - the Christmas lights were still up which just added the magical feeling. P.S. The crepes we are holding were worth the 45min wait!

I gave skiing a second shot, but let's just say I'm definitely not going to be in the Winter Olympics anytime soon. Eric, however, has some skills. We've been together for 6 years, but it was our first time skiing/boarding together. It was fun to see each other in a different element.

 Lastly, Colorado is so beautiful. Those of you that live there are so very lucky. There was so much lovely snow there, it made the snow in Oklahoma look like white dust.

Have you all had a good break? Any fun trips? Have you spent time in Breckenridge before? Please tell me I'm not the only person who has gotten altitude sickness!


  1. Looks so fun
    I love to ski
    Husband and I are headed to the Grand Canyon at the end of the month

    1. So fun, Brett! We actually visited the Grand Canyon (north rim) for the first time last May and it was AMAZING! Check out that post here if you want:

      Airplanes, Cars & Horses

  2. Looks like so much fun! I haven't been to Breckenridge but I have been to Denver & Estes Park - both are gorgeous! There is just something about the mountains and cool air that makes you so relaxed.

    1. It's so true, isn't it?! I love Denver - I'm pretty sure I could live there!


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