Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Vacation Recap

On Friday we headed for the hills....literally.
We spent time with my former dorm-mate from College and her family. I haven't seen Sarah since I was pregnant with Wes. It was so great to catch up with her and finally meet her daughter!
This is the view from Sarah's garage.....I was actually standing by the truck in her garage when I took this picture. It is nice to have such great friends!
When we got up to Breckenridge, we opted for a snowmobiling trip. It was a 2 hour tour that took us past the tree line and waaaaaay up to the top of the peaks!
It was breathtaking. We were up past 13,000 feet with the most amazing views. I honestly don't think I could find the words to fully describe this experience. It was one of those moments where you realize just how small you actually are in the world.
We took a gondola ride that rode us up to the top of the town of Breckenridge. It was a good time! Wes thought it was pretty awesome that we went over streets and on top of cars.
On Monday we put Wes in Ski School. I think he was the youngest kid there. It was an all day Ski School 9-3:30, they taught the kids to ski, fed them lunch, and let them play. Wes said he had a good day and his instructors said he did a good job!
While Wes was in Ski School, Dave and I hit the slopes. We had a blast. We stuck together all day! I had the most comical fall while Dave had the hardest fall. He actually had snow packed into his helmet and ski goggles, he hit hard enough he convinced himself he bruised his heart with his ski poles. I really wish I could have seen it! We stuck to greens most of the day and got brave and opted for a blue after lunch. While the blue was manageable, for me anyways, it was not as much fun. It was more work than either of us wanted to put in for a vacation. So we stuck to greens and enjoyed ourselves.
The resort where we were at had a heated indoor/outdoor pool. So you could swim under a barrier and swim outside while it snowed on your head. Wes thought that was the coolest thing ever. He would hop out of the pool, let snow fall on his head, giggle, and jump back in. He would make us take him in and out and in and out. He did a such a great job on the trip! He tried everything we put him up to, did a great job on the 10 hour drive, and was all in all a great kid!
I love family vacation!


Anonymous said...

ARRGGG I couldn't for the life of me remember who asked me for Colorado ideas! I dumped my email.. I'm sooo sorry!!!!!!!!

Nikki Kendall said...

No Biggie Mama! We had a good time!

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

Great pics Nikki!!!! Vacay's rock!