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December Rewind: Colorado Edition!

January 23, 2012

When we said goodbye to our friends after running a marathon in Chicago last October we knew it wouldn’t be long before we embarked on our next vacation together. Operation Ski trip! Turns out we sort of like logistically challenging trips (marathons, skiing, etc).

At 4:52 a.m on December 27th we set off for Keystone… Two SUV’s carried 11 people, 11 bags, 7 iphones, 5 ipads, 2 dvd players, 1 un-born baby and a lot of snacks!

We had a brief stopover in Denver to pick up person number 12 (hey Trey!) and do some car shuffling and then we were in Keystone!

Prior to arriving in Colorado our group was missing one key element. A white board. Seriously. We ALWAYS have a white board –> In college, last time we took a trip to Colorado, in Chicago… It’s sort of a key element to our planning process and to our playing pictionary. Lucky for all of us, Stu, who lives in Colorado and was meeting us at our mansion, brought a white board. Crisis averted.

Check out the arrows in that plan!

Every day we made plans (on the whiteboard!) and had schedules for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Every night we had a big family dinner at our huge dining room table. We skied and snowboarded and played so. many. games. We hung out in our hot tub and made fires in our fireplace. There was lots of photo hunt played on ipads and lots of ski apparel everywhere. We went on a hike, we had a girls day of manis and pedis and we drank some Breckenridge Bourbon on a brewery tour. We ate Mexican food one night and we played flip cup every single night.

For a few days leading up to New Years we debated whether we should go out to a bar or stay in and throw ourselves a party. We went back and forth and weighed the pros and cons and we couldn’t really decide….. We took a trip to Breckenridge on New Years Eve day and after the brewery tour one car stayed in Breckenridge to eat lunch. Unbeknownst to the lunching group the second car stopped at Walmart on the way home and bought some cheap decorations. We came home and rearranged the furniture to make a dance floor and decorated the whole living room to resemble a really low budget homeschool prom (or what I imagine one looks like….)

It just so happens that the second car had come to the same conclusion — that they wanted to stay in for New Years Eve as well. Fate! They were so happy to walk in to a pre-decorated house…. :)

So we got gussied up in our New Years best, ordered Chinese food (a vacation tradition), played some games (duh!), had a dance party, toasted the New Year, played some more games and rang in the New Year together in our very own mansion in the mountains.

{Please note my friend Keelia dressed as Kim K. Awesome. Please also not the reunion of my roommate and I! Holla.}

We are now taking suggestions for our next vacation…. Ideas?

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. January 23, 2012 1:22 pm

    Love everything about this post! :) Can’t wait for the next adventure.

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    January 23, 2012 9:38 pm

    No ideas, but can I go on the next one?:) I have an Ipad !

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