Monday, March 12, 2018

Winter Park Wrap-Up

I am pretty bad a keeping up with the vacation wrap ups. I recently went to Winter Park, Colorado for a long weekend. Let me tell ya, it was stunning. The ride out there not so much. 

We drove out there, but the night before I last minute had to work late. Which I was fine with, but maybe the party, not so much...  I got home so late, I think it was around 10pm and I did not even finish packing the car until about 11.

11 normally would not be too late except, we were waking up at 5:30am the next morning. So we are ready to roll and get into the car, and 45 minutes into the trip A says, "Do you have your military ID". Which side note Winter park does 50% off lift tickets for Military members, so if you have ever gone skiing that is HUGE. That is the best discount I have ever gotten. And I realized that I FORGOT my ID. (A and I were not happy pups). LUCKILY, I have all of my IDs and cards on photo file. So we crossed our fingers that it would work. 

I was pretty upset at this point, so I took a nap. Then I woke up and saw that we were near a city, so I asked if we could run to target because I FORGOT A SWIM SUIT. I packed late and I had it laid out, but somehow forgot it. (1. There is a hot tub at the place we were staying at. 2. I got this swim suit which is super cute, but I'm a B on a good day, and it can have some serious under cleavage if you are not careful.)

So finally we are rolling, we get to Denver. It was announced that there would be no more stops. Naturally, I open a water bottle and it explodes all over me due to the altitude change. My pants were soaking wet, so I forced the car to pull over so I could change into something dry. THEN, we were rolling.

When we finally get to the house, we were so ready to get out of the worst car ride;) When we get out of the car, we go to grab our stuff and Doritos are ALL OVER the back of the car. Needless to say, the car ride could have been way worse, but it was not successful. 

Once that was over we popped some bubbly. (Lets be real, for me red wine), unpacked, explored the house,  and made dinner. We brought most of our own food, because $$$ and I travel a ton, so I am kind of sick of going out to eat. 

What was left of the first night was dedicated to the hot tub. Now this is not just a hot tub, but it is a hot tub with an amazing view. We went to bed early, so we could wake up and head to the slopes. 

LUCKILY Winter Park was sooooo kind and they gave us the military discount. Seriously they are amazing, and on we went! I stuck mainly to the greens because I am not hard core. I love hiking for the views and skiing was fun for that exact reason. 

Winter park is perfect for beginners to life long skiers. My favorite run was Dilly Dally Alley. Almost ever 8 year old loved it too. It was pretty much a super flat bumpy trail. I also found out I am still very afraid of heights. The blues that weaved in and out were super fun, but anything that was super steep, I was terrified of. 

The second day was sandwiched between skiing and watching the MSU/ UofM basketball game. It is a true house divide, so it needed to be watched, it was honestly a ton of fun and one of my favorite parts of the trip (besides MSU LOSING). Also we kept debating if we wanted to keep skiing or go home. Last year I was dying on the second day, and this year I  was ready, but this year I honestly did not care either way. I was ready to go home if we wanted, or keep going. 

We ended up going on and I did not regret a second. I made it super easy by staying on only greens. I remember regretting going on a certain run because it would take a little longer and both A and I took a wrong turn and found each other! It was a fun time, and it was way more fun than I thought it would be.

Our last night there we had leftovers and hung out in the house, as well as take on all the amazing views. The whole trip was so relaxing and I loved ever seconds of this great trip. 



  1. Looks like a great way to celebrate the snow! And the food!!! Yummm...

  2. This looks like such an amazing trip!


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