Wednesday, April 9, 2008

My 100th post!

Hey, it's my 100th post! That's cool. I read a lot of blogs for several months before I had the courage to start my own and now look at me...100 posts later!

Alright, well, the ski trip was excellent! Thursday we got in to Denver, stopped at Wal-Mart and got groceries/necessities, then headed out to Keystone. On the way to Keystone, on I-70, there's about a 6 miles long tunnel that goes through several mountains and somewhere in the middle of the tunnel is actually where you cross the continental divide. But anyways, on our way out to Keystone, there was a horrible accident(s) inside the tunnel. We were about 1/2 a mile from the tunnel when traffic just stopped. We sat in the car for an hour and a half! We finally broke out the laptop and watched CSI while we were waiting. Eventually, Stephen called his mom and had her look up alternate directions to Keystone. Once we had those, we turned around in the median, and ended up in Keystone 20 minutes later. But not too big of a deal, although we did eat an entire vegetable tray while we were waiting in traffice...we were hungry and hadn't had supper yet.

Friday we got up, got our skis (worst ski rental experience of my life!!), and Stephen went to his ski school and I went skiing on my own. At lunch, Stephen decided that ski school was a waste of time and he and I went skiing the rest of the day. I had to show him a few things but he really got the hang of skiing! He did really, really well! Friday night Stephen's mom and friend came in from South Dakota. Stephen and I fixed Chicken Noodle Soup for dinner and we just hung out, talked, and sat in the hot tub.

Saturday Stephen and I went skiing. By the end of the day we were doing the blue courses (medium difficulty) and Stephen was doing great! (He wanted to do a black--the hardest courses--but I refused to go along.) Then Saturday night we made Sun Dried Tomato Burgers, Rosemary Potatoes, and Green Beans and watched basketball.

Sunday we went to Breckenridge (a bigger ski resort that's only 15 minutes from Keystone) and looked at the shops and walked around. Monday we went to Golden to tour the Coors Brewery and Black Hawk to do some gambling (where I lost money and Stephen won some). Then we went back to the condo, packed and watched Kansas win the national championship!!

Yesterday we flew back and got home around 11 pm last night. I was super efficient at unpacking and had showered and was in bed by midnight. It was super hard waking up to come to work today but I have class tonight and I have Friday off for a couple of health-type appointments.

Overall, our trip was good. We spent less money than we'd budgeted (excellent!) and had fun. But it feels good to be back to my routine of running and healthier eating. We did eat pretty healthy on the trip since most meals we made ourselves but I still didn't eat the amount of fruits and veggies that I normally do.

I've got to go do some more prep work for my class tonight!


Jen said...

Awesome!! I am so glad that your trip went well!!!

Danny really wants me to get into skiing but I think I am terrified!! Your trip sounds like so much fun though!!!

Glad you are back and happy 100th!!!

totegirl said...

WOW! That's fantastic! I'm so glad y'all had fun and came in under budget! That is fabulous, but I, too, am glad you're back!

Sara said...

Sking terrifies me - the idea of strapping on things to make you go faster down a steep hill? Crazy talk if you ask this risk aversive girl!!

But it sounds like it was a great trip filled with exercise and healthy eating and relaxation - can't beat that! And at least you weren't stuck in the tunnel - how scary would that be!!