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Dec 24, 2009

Winter Wonderland escape

The first part of our holiday trip was a quick visit to the Colorado mountains for a friend's wedding. We spent 2 days in a small resort surrounded by mountains, a ranch and wonderful snow. We were very lucky with the weather: snow had just fallen a few days before, and we were greeted by bright sunshine.
Besides the wedding (beautiful and fun), we were able to enjoy the mountain, and Daniel had the best time. The first part of our program included a sleigh ride in the ranch, to visit all herd of horses, an ox, 2 donkeys and a mule. Daniel enjoyed seeing the animals closeby and he loved the motion of the sleigh (especially the bounce every time we started again). The horses were so big compared with the ones we see around here. They are used to working outside all year around. It was great to feel like we were closer to nature (although there was nothing green to be seen, everything was covered in white).



On the second day, we let Daniel try cross-country skiing. We were not expecting much, especially because we hadn't really introduced the concept of skiing to him before. But he had a lot of fun. Right away, he seemed comfortable with the skis and tried to run and slide with them. There was a kids skiing school next to us, and Daniel was trying to mimic was the 6-8 year-olds were doing. So cute!


Overall, it was great to have a little bit of a different routine for a few days, and we will definitely consider coming back to the mountains for future relaxing trips.

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