January 2009

Live from Colorado

by Meghann on January 31, 2009

We made it!! I am now blogging live from Breckenridge, Colorado. ๐Ÿ™‚

Check out the view from our condo!

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That’s right Ski In – Ski Out accommodations, nothing but the best for my family. ๐Ÿ™‚

It has been a long day getting here and I feel like I have been eating all day. The travel & time change has really thrown off my eating schedule and all I want to to do is snack.

I started with the fruit cup at the start of the plane ride and somewhere in the middle I pulled out a White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Luna Tea Cake while viewing the second disc of My So Called Life on the Mac.

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I really enjoyed this bar and held me over the rest of the flight.

I would like to point out how similar mine and my Dad’s foot attire was in traveling. ๐Ÿ™‚

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When we landed food was the only thing on my mind. Even though it wasn’t even 10:00am Colorado time, it was lunch time back home and that’s what my stomach was telling me.

We stopped at Wolf Gang Puck and got a quick bite to eat before we picked up our luggage.

I shared a Spinach & Gorgonzola Salad & Butternut Squash Soup with my Dad.

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Here’s my portion of the salad with dressing on the side and I ate about 75% of the soup.

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I also had 1/2 of one of my Mom’s Chicken Tenders.

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On the way out of Denver we made a few pit stops.

First up was the Red Rocks Amphitheatre, which even though I have been to Denver over a dozen times I have never seen the Red Rocks.

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It was in the mid 60s in Denver and the sun was shining bright so there were quite a few health nuts enjoying the weather with some amazing work outs.

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The funny part is when we were leaving the Red Rocks, I flipped through my Self Magazine and saw that this month’s featured work out was photographed in the Red Rocks!

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I have to admit I was a bit jealous of all the runners running up and down the stairs and sweating it up, so I did my fair share of stair climbing as well. ๐Ÿ™‚

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It was a beautiful sight and I know if I was a local this would be my top spot for runs, bike rides and stair climbs.

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After Red Rocks I snacked on an Apple in the car.

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We hit up a grocery store before we made it to Breck and I decided to sample one of Starbucks new Tea Lattes.


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I tried the Non-Fat Vanilla Ro…. flavor. At first the girl thought I was ordering a regular latte, which I was afraid was going to happen. Luckily I noticed it before she handed it to me and she made me the proper drink.

I really enjoyed it. I usually don’t like to drink calories, but this is nice for a treat every once in a while. And plus since I don’t drink coffee I never get to order fun drinks at Starbucks and now I feel I do. ๐Ÿ™‚

When we made it to the condo I was hungry again so I had a piece of Publix Granola Bark.


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We went into town and I got some ski boots and demo skis to test out on the mountain tomorrow.

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We’re lucky that the condo we have has a kitchen so we can make great homemade meals while on the vacation. It’s also handy with the ski in- ski out location so we can come to the condo for lunch instead of eating junk on the mountain all week.

Tonight’s dinner was a collabaration between my Dad and I.

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He made the wonderful Salmon and I oven roasted some Acorn Squash on the side. We threw together a last minute salad of lettuce and tomatoes as well.

It was a great dinner that left me fueled up for tomorrow. ๐Ÿ™‚

I also had three of Heather’s Ricotta Chocolate Chip Cookies that snuck into my mouth after I had already uploaded all of the pics from the day.

Now I am EXHAUSTED! TIme to rest up, there’s suspose to be snow tomorrow, which means fresh power!!

Good night!

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