Monday, January 28, 2008

Breckenridge

We have a new love...Breckenridge. Hadn't been this year and tried it on Sunday. We went for the Snow Sculpture Competition. It's really amazing. Click this link to view the creations. Lots of fun to see it all come together.

Breckenridge, in the past, has been our resort that includes a home base at our car. We'd go on warmer days, pack up the car with toys for the kids and good music, a yummy lunch, etc. We had the perfect lot we frequented that included walking distance to the lift and then we'd ski right back to the car that was parked adjacent to everything. It was very convenient and provided us exactly what we needed for the day.

So, we called into the resort last week to check the status of that parking lot and to ask about other potential options for us now that we have 2 babies needing inside accommodations for part of the day. Well, it turns out that the lift we used last year is walking distance from a restaurant that leads straight to the town. Another discovery to ensure our ski trips are easy and fun.

What is best about Breckenridge is how easy it is. The runs near Maggie's are greens and perfect for beginners.

A picture of the fam with 5 out of 5 members looking at the camera!

Baby Girl and Daddy.

The restaurant/lodge where we settled is called Maggie's. It has a lovely patio that looks out over the lift.

Inside, taking a break for a snack.

More fascination with the Ipod.

Nap time. We have the most flexible children. So accustomed to traveling and being on-the-go.

Dad being "tough".

Here is Jack up on stage. While I was doing a run, Blake said he managed to get into the DJ booth and turn off the sound system, requiring 3 people looking at it and trying to get it going again. Nice. Hope they let us come back!



Oh, yummy Jack with chubby cheaks and pretty blue eyes.



I skied next to Carter as he boarded on Sunday. That kid is just so good. It's hard to believe he's only 7 sometimes. Snowboarding is frustrating. He gets down sometimes about it and how hard it is, but he's sticking with it.

Some action photos....







We made some friends.....all of these men are brothers....Blake enjoyed visiting with them while I chased the kiddos.

Going to see the Ice Sculptures before heading home. Earlier in the day, I had Lainey in the baby bjorn and was pushing the "big rig", our double stroller. One tourist took a picture of us because the stroller is so large and we had our ski boots draped over one seat, the basket below loaded up with supplies, etc. We are basically a circus on wheels in some people's eyes!

Big brother helping the little guy.




1 comment:

Grandma Linda said...

I really wanted to meet you guys up at Breckenridge. Unfortunately, we have all been sick pretty much since the Stock Show. Maybe next year!