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North America » United States » Colorado » Vail July 29th 2016

Geo: 39.645, -106.383On Friday morning, Sherrie and her family left for home. We all ate breakfast in shifts with different cereal, English muffins, Bagels, and hot tea.Stephen cleaned up and put all the stuff away from his Virtual Reality stuff. Just before everyone left (Marshall family), we had a family picture taken.Gary and Madison went for a morning walk and Ellen and Luke, G'dad and I loaded up the bikes. Or rather, Glenn loaded up the bikes on the RAV 4 and he put the bike trailer in the Van. We got up to Vail Pass, unloaded and put Lucy in the back part of the Trailer, and the 2 older kids in the front part.We drove down to Copper Mountain and used the bathrooms, then the kids played on the play ground equipment and the ... read more
4 Adults and 3 g'kids
Lucy Trailing behind
Bike Ride

North America » United States » Colorado » Vail July 28th 2016

Geo: 39.645, -106.383Glenn and I woke up early and met up with Sherrie and Steve at Vail pass. We connected up with Michelle, Stephen's girlfriend, Victoria, and Stephen's friend, Alex, and we all rode down to Frisco. We rode directly down and didn't stop in Copper at all. By the time we got down, Sherrie and Steve and Stephen were already settled into the Lazy Bear Lodge.I cooked up my prepared Mexican Casserole that I had made the night before. And we ate off of that for lunch. We took a nap, or at least I tried to take a nap, before I knew that Ellen and the g'kids were coming.Ellen arrived at 3ish. They brought 3 large containers of food, lots of bread, pies, cookies and even a birthday cake. The food was from the ... read more
Team Bicycle
Michelle
David helping G'dad

North America » United States » Colorado » Vail July 26th 2016

Geo: 39.645, -106.383We slept in til 7:30am. Felt good. Everyone was sat around and visited. And then we had bagels for breakfast. Just around noon time, Glenn, Madison, Gary and David Craycraft and I took the RAV 4 up to Vail pass and then David and I rode down to Copper Mountain. Glenn met us up 1/2 towards Vail pass. Then we sat around the Copper Mountain general area and visited. We watched people.We returned back to the Lazy Bear Lodge around 2pm, and I went on to take a nap. I slept until 5pm when Sherrie called.We sat around the Puzzle Table, while Gary and David were working on computers. For dinner we ordered Chinese dinner. Glenn and David drove over to Summit to pick it up. We enjoyed the visit around the table.To celebrate ... read more
Happy Birthday Glenn
s'mores

North America » United States » Colorado » Vail May 4th 2015

A NEW ADVENTURE Well, hello hello! It's been a long time since we've been on here (over four years), so it feels good to dust off the blog and get it ready for action again. The plan was to keep the blog rolling during our tenure in Colorado; then again, the original plan was to spend only one winter season in Vail. Now - three and a half years later - we're still here...but not for much longer! How did two Floridians end up in Vail, Colorado anyway? By sheer coincidence. After spending 15 months abroad in 2009/2010, our plan was to return to Florida, save some cash, and hit the road to do it all over again. What we didn't factor in was that, during our absence, the economy had tanked and the job market ... read more
Denali's First Winter
Hanging Lake
Piney Lake

North America » United States » Colorado » Vail April 17th 2015

Sitting at work dreaming of the beach and warm water...... read more

North America » United States » Colorado » Vail April 8th 2015

Things are coming together!!... read more

North America » United States » Colorado » Vail January 15th 2014

We were pleasantly surprised to find Austria on the way to Aspenwhen we decided to make an ice-cream stop. Vail, a ski resort town, had to be designed by a home-sick Austrian architect. It features the wooden Austrian bridge that goes over a creek, narrow roads, Alpine houses and condos with ornate shields, crests, and flags and colorful and fragrant flowers on the windows. At around two thousand dollars per square feet, I could own a tiny piece of a small Austrian ski village replica. The dining options are stupendous in this town. There are many great places to fulfill the craving for International delicacies; casual Mexican, gourmet French, classic Continental, timeless Italian, old-fashioned steakhouses, Asianfusion, and Swiss fondue. If I were an avid skier and I lived here, I would ski down the slope to ... read more

North America » United States » Colorado » Vail October 1st 2012

The drive from our house (outside of Denver) to Aspen is about 3.5 hours. Vail is close to the halfway point, so we stopped there on the way in and out. The town is cute--very European. We window shopped and checked out the statues and skipped along the cobblestone streets. On our trip out, we stopped and ate the peanut butter and jelly sandwiches I'd packed on the edge of an empty fountain. I assume they'd emptied the fountain in preparation for winter. I might be a bad parent, but I let Oliver climb in there. Why not? On our way back home, we stopped again in Vail. We grabbed a cup of coffee at the Starbucks next to a stream, and then we let Oliver play on the edge of the stream. He enjoyed throwing ... read more
Oliver in Vail
Oliver and Jo and a Bear
Brother Kisses!

North America » United States » Colorado » Vail September 21st 2012

This place must be awesome in winter, but for now it is absolutely gorgeous! Some of the trees are changing colour, leaving the landscape dotted in pretty yellows,reds,greens and golds. There are still so many little flowers around and the place just seems to burst with colour. We could see the ski slopes behind our hotel, it really looks like a lot of fun. This is definitaley a place for "outdoorsy" people. In the evening we took the free bus to the little town centre, it happened to be the openining night of the October Beer Festival! Some people were dressed in traditional clothing and carried along their own beer mugs (Stein), some if them were so big- I think those little ladies drinking out of them should have worn life jackets! It really is such ... read more
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