Sunday, January 13, 2008

Christmas in Colorado!

The week after Christmas, Suzy & I took some of our kids to the Rockies for a week of skiing. David and his wife Lindsay, Jennifer and her husband Tim, and Michael were all able to go. It was something I'd been wanting to do for years. We stayed in a bed & breakfast near Salida, CO, a little town about 2 hours west of Colorado Springs. It was called San Isabel B&B. It was a really cool place, out in a wide valley between ridges of Rocky Mountains all around. Out of every window was a different, beautiful view of the Rockies.

We skied almost every day at Monarch Mountain, a little-known ski resort that appealed to me because it is much more affordable and less crowded than the better-known resorts.

Another great thing we did was a 2-hour snowmobile tour. It was fun because all of us had some kind of mishap that kept our guide working hard! It was snowing like crazy while we were driving our snowmobiles. The beauty is hard to describe.

We came home inspired, and without anything broken. Our only regret was that Rebecca and her family couldn't join us. Maybe next time!

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