Just to let you guys know.. We had a BLAST in Colorado. It was gorgeously beautiful.. Just like Texas! Well not just like Texas, but the state of CO held a picturesque beauty in it’s own right. We flew into Denver from Houston.. Rented a car from Hertz (btw we got talked into upgraded to an SUV, for more money of coarse, don’t let them fool you.. there were lots of cars on the road.. seemingly apparent that they were not also equipped with four wheel drive.. hmmph). We drove into downtown Denver were we ate at this bangin’ Hot Dog place called Biker Jim’s.
We each tried a different dog, among a few other things. If you’re ever in Denver be sure to check those bad boys out, they will not disappoint. Great Food. Great Service. Great Atmosphere.
From Jim’s we headed on to Winter Park, which was about a 2.5 hour drive if I’m not mistaken. It was a lovely simple drive, no hassles at all. When we arrived at Winter Park we drove straight to Beaver’s Sport Shop where we cashed in our Groupon for 50% OFF 2-days of ski rental! We ended up paying a little extra for an upgrade here as well.. but this upgrade was well worth the money.
We loaded up our gear and headed to the Zephyr Mountain Lodge, which was totally nice and had very helpful desk service. Our room was cozy and warm, accompanied with a shweet view of the mountain! It had snowed A LOT before we got to CO and it snowed while we were there.. So you can only imagine the white winter wonderland we were living in.
Day 2 & 3 were Full of skiing.. which was amazing as well! (I feel like I have lots of only good things to say about this trip haha). Skiing was an experience in itself. My favorite trails are the slightly downhill bumpy loopy ones that go through the trees 😉 they are totally rockin’and’rollin.. you can ask Duane about the rollin’ hehe.
Ok I just realized I have one not so enthusiastic thing to say.. it’s about the Food. I was not impressed with anything at all other than the Rise and Shine Café.. We ate there for breakfast.. twice 🙂 I consider myself a breakfast guru/connoisseur. So when I say it was good.. it was delish 😉 Well worth it. I got sick from gluten/sugar/dairy overload and did not get to try the Maple Bacon Donut like I had planned for Day 4. If you know me, you know that had Day 4 gone like I thought it would.. I would’ve been basking in the ohhh so goodness of my all-time favorite pairings (well one of them at least): MAPLE & BACON!
Need I say more?
Oh btw don’t fly Spirit. They offer discounts but they stick you with the Cost of Water and the $$Charges$$ for the “No Free Carry-On Bag” Policy.. C’mon??
Ok. Ok. Done with my honest rant. On to the positive vibes. We made it Home to the great State of Texas with wonderfully enjoyable memories of cool mountain air & white powdery wonderlands. Thankful that God gave us the ability to visit another itsy bitsy piece of His creation, and that the memories we have will last for an eternity 😉
Where have you guys been lately? or Plan to Go?