Sunday, February 1, 2009

A Beautiful Day to Ski

by Meghann on February 1, 2009

What a BEAUTIFUL day in Breckenridge, Colorado!

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The sun was shining bright, but let me tell you looks can be deceiving! It was COLD today. It was very windy this morning and it did not let up all day. Luckily you could only feel the bitterness while riding the ski lifts, the rest was perfect.

I managed to naturally wake up this morning around 4:00 am…. stupid change of time. I managed to toss and turn and slept a couple of more hours until I was wide awake at 6:30. The rest of my family was already awake as well watching tv.

I snacked on a piece of Publix Granola while joining them in watching the morning news.

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My Dad was in charge of breakfast and he put together a breakfast feast that kept me full for hours.

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I had Dad’s famous Hashbrowns, 2 Scrambled Eggs, a piece of Whole Wheat toast and a mix of Blueberries and Blackberries.

Since its been a couple of years since I’ve been on the slopes we took the morning warming my legs up. We hit some nice easy trails staying with my Aunt and Mom for the majority of the morning.

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After a couple fun runs with the ‘slow pokes’ my Dad and I stopped midmorning for some Hot Tea.


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And I snacked on a Peppermint Stick Luna Bar.


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OMG, this bar was good. My favorite Luna bar by far!

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It tasted just like a Girl Scout Thin Mint… too bad the only time I have ever seen one is here. I will have to stock up before I leave.

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I’m telling you it’s hard to take a bad picture here.

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We met my Aunt and Mom back at the condo for lunch. I made a wonderful sandwich of left over Acorn Squash, Avocado, Tomato, Swiss Cheese, and Dijon Mustard.

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I also cut up an Apple on the side.

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This combo was so tasty and I enjoyed every bite. It left me satisfied and ready to take on the other half of the mountain.

Dad and I spent the rest of the afternoon on Peak 7.

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When we had enough of freezing on the mountain my Dad and I came back to the condo where I enjoyed the last 1/4 of the Avocado from lunch which I mashed together with some Tomato, then used as a dip for a serving of Stacey’s Pita Chips I had brought from home.

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It was a great snack.

And of course no ski day is complete with out a dip in the hot tub with a Fat Tire Beer.

(Check out the socks and flip flops I’m still rocking here 🙂 )
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I always have to enjoy the Fat Tires while I’m in Colorado; you can’t get them in Florida. Such a great beer and the perfect way to unwind after a long day on the slopes.

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Dinner was another home cooked meal courtesy of Super Chef Dad.

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He made a Pork Tenderloin which he baked in a yummy Beer Sauce of sorts with lots of Onions and Garlic. He also boiled some Cauliflower on the side. I cut up a GIANT Carrot and some Tomato to round out the veggies on my plate.

For dessert I had a small serving of Dreyers (haha not Edys 🙂 ) Slow Churned Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream, which I bulked up with some fresh Strawberries.

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I found the Blackberries and Blueberries on sale at Safeway yesterday for 88 cents a piece and today I found Strawberries at the local City Market for 99 cents. It’s all fine by me, I was afraid I was going to have to live a week without my berries. 😉

We have a big day planned tomorrow. My cousin from Colorado Springs is driving over for a day of sking and my Twin Bro is flying in late tomorrow night, so I am sure I will have lots more fun stuff to report back on. Have a great day at work/ school tomorrow!

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