This past weekend, Kreg & Westin & I took a little two hour drive up to Breckenridge to see Kreg's aunt Karla & her husband Randy and daughter Alissa who were up here vacationing. We had such a great time! It was great to see them and to spend a little time in Breck...
Karla & Randy had a great condo just off of downtown and backing up to a ski lift. Pretty ideal! We met them there and then walked into town for lunch at a great grill that had a patio overlooking the river. The weather was perfect! I think it was just about 68 degrees, which was awesome.
After lunch, we rode the gondola to take us up to one of the ski villages... I can't remember exactly where we ended up but we rode a ski left up to the very top of the mountain which was TERRIFYING. Not that I'm afraid of heights... but we had our 14-month-old son on our lap (who loved every moment, of course) and I KNOW his tendency to wiggle and squirm. Thankfully, we made it up and down with no children falling off the lift. And it was beautiful :)
We also got to walk the shops and eat some homemade ice cream. It was a great day!
We are constantly reminded of how blessed we are to live in such a beautiful part of this country! We get so caught up in our day-to-day routine that we forget we're only a short drive from places people travel miles and days to see. We are determined to take better advantage of our location!
On a side note, my friend Valerie, has asked me to write for her site The Village of Moms. If you haven't checked it out moms, you really must! She has great reviews and giveaways, as well as great articles from various moms on various topics. I'm so honored to be asked to write... I'm feeling very inadequate because I don't feel I have much to offer in the way of advice! She's been great, though, and told me to start off writing about something I feel very comfortable with-- photography. SO-- look for my posts on the third Monday of each month if you're interested! I'm praying that I will have positive things to say that will be encouraging and uplifting to the moms who visit Valerie's site.