Wednesday, March 3, 2010

about winter park.

Per my usual listy self, I decided to go ahead and post about that trip to Winter Park last month. Yeah, I never said I was prompt.... ummmm actually I'm never prompt, annoying, but true. It's just how I roll. But here you go, my ski trip to WP last month, complete with pictures:

1. The ski week started with dinner out in WP during a slight snow storm, just a tiny one. We had some KILLER pizza and delicious beer. We went on our annual ski trip with my cousin Brian and his wife Rachel this year! It didn't disappoint! And here is a little known FWR fact. I'm a bit of a clepto when it comes to beer mugs, as is SOMEONE else. We have an ever growing collection of mugs from going out together. I love mug (it's okay, we know a lawyer... or 80, i think we'll be okay).

2. The ski week started out fantastically, even if it was blizzard conditions on the mountain on day one with the wind literally blowing so hard it could almost stop you while going downhill, but meh. It was fantastic nonetheless.

3. My dog Milo needs to grow a pair. We took our dogs to WP with us, they are both wonderfully behaved dogs and can be trusted in a condo by themselves for hours on end, it's true. However, I'm pretty sure Brian and Rachel's dog Ally would beat Milo down without fail ever single night. Milo needed to 'man up,' but he never did. So embarrassing. But the dogs sure were precious playing in the snow together.

these pics are courtesy of rachel, the second one sure is milo, he loves him some snow running

4. All I can say is that this style photo is taken every time we are together, I'll just let you come to your own conclusion on our catch phrase for it.... all I know is that it. is. awesome.

5. The views are pretty priceless.

this pic is courtesy of rachel, too pretty not to post!

6. Beer, yeah hold on here, I sure am gonna write this.... is even better after a hard day of skiing.

7. Crappy chilli with some cheese and Fritos thrown in, along with a semi-decent mocha are oh so much better at 8,000 feet.


8. You can make a drinking game out of just about anything. Seriously. And we sure did. SOMEONE came up with the idea to play a drinking game (with delicious home brews thanks to my cousins, see below we may have made a dent in those) to the movie Anchorman, where we had to drink every time they said Ron Burgandy, Ron or Burgandy. Fair warning fellow drinking game players.... by 30 minutes into the movie, hold on, because you will be well on your way to being hammered drunk. They have GOT to say that name at least 50 times during the first 30 minutes alone! We changed the rules to only drinking to the FULL name... but still... wow.

9. Note to self, you may be able to spin your face off, yoga a decent amount and run a few miles at a pop, but day three of skiing will kick your ass. Duly noted. Also, you might want to stay of the blocked off competition downhill/slalom run (pictured below)....coughahem.... not that I ended up on it 'by accident' or anything....


10. Even though we take the exact same snow ski vacation every single year? It never gets old.

15 comments:

ShutUpandRun said...

So fun. I love WP. By the looks of it were you guys at Fernandos for pizza? So good.

J said...

Wow its looks so beautiful and fun!! That must be such a fun vacation to go on every year!

Indi said...

It is absolutely beautiful, and although I would take ocean any day it does look like a really fun time...frito chili, pizza and beer make it all the better:)

Marlene said...

I love this! Sounds like such an awesome time. Too bad I'm terrified of skiing. ;)

Valerie said...

How fun! I'm so jealous of people who are good skiers. My husband loves to ski and I hope to get better someday. I think the first (and only) time we went together it took me about an hour to get down the last part of the mountain. Not to mention he took me up a lift that only had blues and blacks! So, needless to say, I was NOT a happy camper by the time I made it to the bottom and immediately enrolled in an afternoon lesson (b/c it took me all morning to get down that d@mn mountain:)

teacherwoman said...

Sounds like a great time! I am super jealous! My favorite place that I have skiid is Big Mountain - Whitefish MT... loved it!

Maureen said...

This is adorable. I'm jealous!

rachel said...

i would love to meet this SOMEONE person someday....they sound like they make a lot of bad decisions, which is conveniently just how i roll....

and i don't know that "precious" is the word i would use for all the photos of the dogs playing in the snow. you know which one i speak of....

i'm pretty sure WP was the BEST VACATION EVER....and if you ever want to try a repeat, we're up for it!

Irene said...

Those pics just make me want to go out and ski again! Just gorgeous!

Carolina John said...

that does look like fun. glad you had a good time!

Alyssa said...

Looks like a great weekend! Home brew, snow, and friends are a few of my favorite things.. sounds perfect!

Mel-2nd Chances said...

Home from St. Louis, too bad I wasn't closer to you, woulda been fun to meet you!!!! Amazing pictures!

flyrunner said...

Looks like a great trip and that you guys are a fun crew!

CJ

Laura said...

It is great when you start this weekend trips with pizza and beer, it makes you stronger for what is to come. And the blowing wind is usually in the mountain, so there is no much escape to that. I went to Argentina last year and had one of this weekends in Bariloche. We stayed had the skiweek en chapelco This is the ski resort of San Martin de los Andes.
Offer nice slopes for intermediate and advanced skieers, mixing forest and clean slopes.
Nice view of Lago Lacar.
It was awesome!
Laura

Laura said...

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