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A Beautiful Day to Ski

by Meghann on February 1, 2009

What a BEAUTIFUL day in Breckenridge, Colorado!


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.


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


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.


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


And I snacked on a Peppermint Stick Luna Bar.


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


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.


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



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.


I also cut up an Apple on the side.


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.


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.


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 ๐Ÿ™‚ )

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.


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


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 ๐Ÿ™‚ ) Slow Churned Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream, which I bulked up with some fresh Strawberries.


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. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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!

1 caitlin February 1, 2009 at 9:56 pm

you are having so much fun! i am jealous ๐Ÿ˜› miss you!

2 marafaye February 1, 2009 at 10:02 pm

I was so beyond excited when we were able to get Fat Tire here in Chicago!! It’s seriously the best!

3 Trust, Hope, Believe February 1, 2009 at 10:02 pm

Looks like you are having a blast !!!!! I would have never thought to put acorn squash on a sandwich.. you are so creative ๐Ÿ™‚

4 Bec February 1, 2009 at 10:04 pm

It looks like you had some sun for a great day on the slopes! The hot tub at the end of the day is defiantly one of my favorite parts of a ski vacation ๐Ÿ™‚

5 Laura February 1, 2009 at 10:04 pm

Wow. It is beautiful out there!

6 Sharon February 1, 2009 at 10:16 pm

Oh wow, what a rocking good time!

7 jane February 1, 2009 at 10:17 pm

Wow it is absolutely gorgeous there! So glad you are enjoying your well deserved time off ๐Ÿ™‚

8 Lindsey (Mrs. LC) February 1, 2009 at 10:29 pm

Jealous!! So gorgeous!!

And I found those Choc. Peppermint Stick Luna Bars at the Turkey Lake Rd WF and I’m pretty sure I’ve seen them at Target before too. I think those places rotate through which bars they have though.

9 Olga February 1, 2009 at 10:34 pm

Wow, it looks so beautiful there! I love hot tea breaks in between more slopes =]

all your eats look fab!

10 Erica February 1, 2009 at 10:46 pm

First off, so glad you’re blogging. I don’t think I could have gone your whole vacation without you! Looks like an absolute blast! I love hot tubs in the snow! So much fun! Enjoy all the great eats and fun skiing!

11 Melissa S. February 1, 2009 at 10:47 pm

so much fun! jealous cause i’ve never skied!

have a fat tire for me! hehe!

12 Meg February 1, 2009 at 10:51 pm

Looks like you are having an amazing time! All the food looks tasty!

13 snackface February 1, 2009 at 10:51 pm

It looks like you are have a blast! I can’t wait to see more pics! If you get a chance (most likely upon your return home), check out my new blog:!

14 Amelia February 1, 2009 at 11:06 pm

How beautiful! I’ve never been skiing before but it sounds like a lot of fun.

15 Rose February 1, 2009 at 11:10 pm

So jealous of your vaca! The pics are STUNNING. Ah, skiing.

16 Mica February 1, 2009 at 11:14 pm

Ooh, a fun and busy day! I’ve never been skiing, but it sounds like a lot of fun.

It’s awesome that you’re keeping up the good (and healthy!) eats while you’re there.

Sorry about the cold, but I’m glad you have a nice hot tub and beer to keep you warm. The socks and flipflops are HOT, by the way!

17 Molly February 1, 2009 at 11:32 pm

Haha, I’m so jealous of your vacation! It looks breath-taking gorgeous out there!

18 eatingbender February 2, 2009 at 12:51 am

Wow, what an awesome trip! I’ve totally loved your sock and flip flop look ๐Ÿ˜‰ The hot tub sounds so inviting right now! Great eats, too!

19 Katherine February 2, 2009 at 1:17 am

LOVE the socks and sandals! Haha You are hillarious!

20 sarahannmatheny February 2, 2009 at 2:17 am

Only you could rock socks and flipflops, fleece and a bikini, pigtails and a beer…all at once!!! I laughed out loud, but in a good way!

21 Bridget February 2, 2009 at 4:53 am

I miss Fat tire!!! My brother got my family hooked on it! I have had it somewhere in Florida…not the Ale House. If I think of it, I will let you know!!

Does the elevation bother you at all? It always bothers me when I go back to Wyoming to see my parents!.

Hope you have another good day on the slopes!!

22 Kelly February 2, 2009 at 7:16 am

Happy February! I like those publix granola pieces you have. Those berries you have are super cheap. I actually wonder how you eat berries all the time. Do you catch them on sale or do you just pay the reg price? Breck looks beautiful. I believe you when you say it’s really cold but it looks warm because it’s so sunny. I see you are getting good use out of the jacket I got you for xmas! Tell everyone I say hi.

23 VeggieGirl February 2, 2009 at 7:38 am

Stunning views!!

24 Erin February 2, 2009 at 8:07 am

Wow, it’s gorgeous there! Fat Tire is so good! That’s such a cute picture of you. Your body looks rockin. ๐Ÿ™‚ Keep having a gorgeous time Meghann!

25 Shelby February 2, 2009 at 8:10 am

Those pictures are BREATHTAKING!!! Wow, it makes me want to be there even though I hate snow! haha

Dreyers..haha I remember that brand in AZ. Up in Illinois we have Bryers. Strange.

26 Erin February 2, 2009 at 8:17 am

Looks like so much fun! Your eats look so yummy and healthy, even on vacation. LOVE that sandwich combo. Great idea!

27 sweetandnatural February 2, 2009 at 8:23 am

SO gorgeous! Mountains are spectacular. ๐Ÿ™‚

28 caitlin February 2, 2009 at 8:40 am

oh ps the peppermint stick lunabar flavor is available at my publix!

29 Nicole February 2, 2009 at 8:52 am

It looks amazing! You must be having so much fun!!! Have a great day tomorrow, girl!

30 gina (fitnessista) February 2, 2009 at 9:11 am

looks like so much fun! my hubby is a huge fan of fat tire beer as well ๐Ÿ˜€
the pics are beautiful!
enjoy your day <3

31 Amanda February 2, 2009 at 9:29 am

Arghhh I am so super jealous of your ski time!! Have a blast!! Also, have you tried the caramel brownie larabar? Heavennnn.

32 fitforfree February 2, 2009 at 9:31 am

This looks wonderful!! have a great day tomorrow!

33 brandi February 2, 2009 at 9:35 am

So beautiful!!!

That Peppermint Stick Luna bar is my favorite, too.

34 Kate February 2, 2009 at 9:38 am

I’m so glad you’re having a good time! I wish i was good at downhill skiing, but unfortunately I can only stick to cross-country. Both still a great workout! I’ve never had the peppermint flavor!

35 Robin February 2, 2009 at 10:03 am

Beautiful pictures!

36 Beadie February 2, 2009 at 10:18 am

Looks like you are having a fab time!!

That sandwich sounds so good! I am SO not that creative with sandwiches!

37 Courtney (The Hungry Yogini) February 2, 2009 at 10:43 am

Looks like you are having a wonderful time!

38 lauren February 2, 2009 at 10:44 am

great pictures! enjoy your time!

39 Missy (Missy Maintains) February 2, 2009 at 11:09 am

I need to find that Luna! I’ve never heard of that flavor! The mountain pics are so pretty! I am holding a contest on my blog this week by the way ๐Ÿ™‚

40 Krista February 2, 2009 at 11:14 am

WOW!! I am so jealous…but happy for you. Your trip looks and sounds amazing to me!

41 ksgoodeats February 2, 2009 at 11:50 am

Your dad is a master cook!! BEAUTIFUL views!!

42 Sarah February 2, 2009 at 11:54 am

once again, i’m so jealous. i can’t say it enough. you’re skiing, swimming, eating, and spending time with family all in the same trip. what could be better?

43 elise February 2, 2009 at 11:57 am

soooooooooooooo jealous

44 bobbi February 2, 2009 at 12:00 pm

looks like your having a rockin time!!!

45 Bridget February 2, 2009 at 12:38 pm

SO FUN!!!! It looks amazing there! I haven’t skied in like 10 years at least…pathetic considering I live in New England! Enjoy your vacation!!

46 Danielle February 2, 2009 at 1:21 pm

Oh my gosh looks like you guys are having so much fun! I’ve only been skiing once and I was horrible at it, although I would love to try again!
So jealous of your vacation though I feel like I definitely need one soon. I just counted how many days until mine and it’s 103 days! I hope it goes by quickly!

47 Marianne February 2, 2009 at 3:02 pm

Looks like a wonderful vacation! I haven’t skied since I was 12. And considering I live near the mountains, I guess that’s pretty sad.

Wish we had peanut butter cup ice cream here too!

48 ttfn300 February 2, 2009 at 4:35 pm

omg gorgeous!!! those ab workouts you were doin for awhile did their thing girl ๐Ÿ™‚

49 kilax February 2, 2009 at 5:53 pm

What is in your dad’s hashbrowns? They look yummy. I love breakfast food.

What a fun day! Relaxing in the hot tub is the perfect ending!

50 Beth February 2, 2009 at 6:06 pm

Hi Meghann, just wanted to let you know that I have found those Luna bars at various Target stores. Hope you’re having a wonderful time!

51 HangryPants February 2, 2009 at 7:07 pm

The flip flops and socks KILL me! You’re so funny to boldly rock them everywhere.

Oh, and I wanted to tell you that I think there was a mistake in my Barney Butter Pancakes – it said 1 T Baking Powder, but should have said 1 t. Elina (Healthy and Sane) brought this to my attention. Maybe that’s why you had some problems?

52 Lindsay February 2, 2009 at 7:54 pm

looks like you are having an awesome trip!!!!!!! that hot tub looks like a great time ๐Ÿ™‚

53 Erin February 2, 2009 at 9:00 pm

Those pictures are amazing! I’m jealous that you have access to a hot tub.

Is the skin of acorn squash edible? I always cut it off.

54 Sweet and Fit February 2, 2009 at 9:18 pm

our pictures are gorgeous! and you look awesome! I have seen that peppermint luna bar around, but always resisted buying it – no idea why…but now that I now it kinda tastes like a thin mint I must just have to pick one up =) hope you enjoy the rest of your trip!

55 Alexia February 2, 2009 at 9:52 pm

Looks like you are having a blast!!! The snow is so pretty as well as the scenery! I am glad you are having a good time. I bought that Luna Bar today and I am glad it got a good review. Can’t wait to try it!

Have fun!

56 Heather Eats Almond Butter February 2, 2009 at 11:38 pm

Breckenridge looks beautiful. Keep the snow capped mountain pictures coming!

That’s one of my favorite Lunas as well – gosh, I haven’t had one in years. Thanks for reminding me.

Fat Tire – they just started selling that here in Nashville. Hopefully, it will make its way down to Florida soon. ๐Ÿ™‚

57 Erin February 3, 2009 at 4:20 pm

Fat Tire is the best. I used to live a mile from NEw Belgium Brewery in Foco. I am jealous of u!

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