Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Snowy Vacation in Colorado

I've never been to Colorado before and was so excited when TL said a few of our friends from his work wanted to plan a trip together.  The wives only went for the long weekend (Friday - Monday) but the boys are still there boarding.  

We stayed at the Sheraton in Avon, but spent most of our time in Beaver Creek.  We played lots of dominos, ate too much food, and just relaxed.  It snowed on us quite a bit while we were there.  Kimmie, Juli, and I were able to sneak away and get massages - and that was amazing!  Unfortunately, the cold/flu that has been going around hit a few of us, so not everyone was feeling well... but we still had a good time!

More guys joined them as the ladies left on Monday, I am sure they're having a great 'boys' trip!
The first day we were there... not much snow.  But that changed!!
 Walking home from dinner... catching snowflakes on my tounge!
 Big chess board at our hotel
 Some of the boys relaxing in the spa
 The gondola at Vail (which we missed being able to ride by 30 minutes!)
Watching the snow fall while we ate breakfast...
Some of the gang after lunch in Beaver Creek.

Coming home was crazy... Kimmie, her 18 month old daughter, Juli and I drove to Denver in a big storm, hit lots of traffic, and nearly missed our flight... but we made it (and now we have a story to tell about it). :)

Colorado is absolutely gorgeous... I can't wait to go back!!

21 comments:

Shannon Elise said...

Such gorgeous pictures...looks like a great mini-vacation. So glad you got to experience Beaver Creek/Vail. One of my favorite places in the world. xo

Jodi said...

Looks so pretty! Staying inside playing games and eating sounds like what I would do on a ski vacation ha! Glad you had fun.

casey ann said...

oh oh oh!!! i love vail + beaver creek!! how fun :)!! your pictures totally bring back memories!! so glad you guys had a fun trip away and especially to such a beautiful place :)

Casey Martin said...

Gorgeous! Colorado is on my list to see in the States!

All At Once said...

im dying to see colorado. One of my best friends is there and Michael really wants to go visit. It's on our list of todos! SO glad that you all had such a great time

Lisa said...

Gorgeous pictures!! Looks like you had a great time! Glad you made it back okay :)

Carolyn said...

Such pretty pictures!! Sounds like a fun trip! :)

Wine and Summer said...

What a great trip! I love going out to west to ski. It's so beautiful!

Amber said...

gorgeous photos!!

Lisa said...

I love Colorado! I lived there as a kid and want to move back.

LWLH said...

I would love to see Colorado, looks beautiful :)

Leigh said...

What a pretty trip! I love Colorado...but I couldn't handle living in that much snow! Haha ;)

Claire Kiefer said...

So glad you got to take such a fun trip! I have to admit, I get super jealous these days when I see pictures of snow. It's been way too long! My mom got Matt and me a groupon for a weekend in Tahoe, but the dang place is booked through March and into April! Crazy, right? We're going to have to figure something out, cause I've got snow on the brain . . .

Love how I can see your adorable lil bump in that last picture!

Jenn @ West Sac Honey said...

Fun time! I love snow need to go to Tahoe soon!

Angie said...

I've always thought I'd enjoy Colorado! It looks absolutely beautiful. What a fun trip, I'm jealous. Actually I'm jealous of the trip and the massage :)

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

How fun - we both had group winter/ski weekends (we were in Whistler)! Our group was just saying we should try out Vail next time, looks so beautiful!

Nicole Marie said...

i love being in the mountains and in the snow. makes everything prettier.

ps. i spy a growing baby bump!

Ashley said...

Ah Colorado looks so gorgeous! We drove through it on our way back from Arizona...I wanted so badly to detour through the mountains but I was told NO haha. Looks like you had a great time!!
I hope you get to go back sooner rather than later :)

Brooke said...

Loved the pictures! Looks like a great place to visit!

=) Brooke

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

It sounds like it was a lot of fun. The snow looks so pretty!

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