Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Colorado Living

The older I get the more and more I appreciate nature and being active outdoors. I most enjoy plopping down on a lounge on the beach, but also running along the water, playing tennis, going for after-dinner walks, and in the winter, skiing!

I love to ski for the adventure it brings to my weekends, driving all over New England to try out different mountains, popping in antique stores along the way, going fast (I love to go fast), hot chocolate and chili, and the day is done, a good apre ski! Skiing gets me outside to enjoy the snow instead of complaining about it when it gets in the way of my daily activities, although I do love a good snow day!

For a while now I've wanted to visit Colorado. Brian lived in Vail for a year in his early twenties and it is  his all time favorite place so this year we decided to give the trip to each other for our birthdays. We had a blast in Denver, Boulder, and Vail where we stayed with some of our favorite couples. We had an amazing home to stay in with an outdoor hot tub to relax in after a long day of skiing powder, life was really tough last week! 

I loved how the saying on the bus read, "smile", which explain the nice people we encountered in Colorado
ah, the rockies - so beautiful!
Me with the boys :) 
In front of the covered bridge into Vail Village
our very fun friends at Apre Ski!
Hiking at the Red Rocks in Boulder
Very adorable town of Boulder, CO
I of course got some shopping in!
I love Frida!
Hope you enjoyed the pics!
...time for the beach!


  1. Awesome... how long were you there?
    Colorado is a breathtakingly beautiful state with the most amazing people. Did it make you want to move there? If I were to ever move from Cali it would probably be to Colorado!!
    Welcome back Liz!!

  2. Welcome Liz, I can see you really enjoy your holidays. Thanks for sharing. You look great. Kisses, Ana

  3. Oh What fun :) Looks like you had a great time. Love those pics :)

    Haven't ever been to Colorado, so thanks for sharing, it looks wonderful :) T.

  4. I love your pics and it makes me miss CO even more. I visited Denver and Boulder.. loved it! :) I will have to go to your hot spots next time I plan on visiting CO. Thank you for sharing!

  5. What a wonderful place, hopefully one day I can visit too. Thanks so much for dropping by Beach Vintage, come back soon. xx

  6. i love skiing - being up in the mountains surrounded by all that beauty and the cool, crisp air, but i only like going down greens at a moderate speed! :)