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Not A Cloud in the Sky

by Meghann on February 4, 2009

I know you’re probably tired of hearing me say this, but it was another BEAUTIFUL day in Colorado!

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I’m sorry, It’s just hard to take a bad picture here.

Before we headed out this morning, I enjoyed one of my pre-portioned cereals for breakfast.

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This mix held 1/2 cup of Kashi Mighty Bites, 1/2 cup Kashi Go Lean Crunch, 1/2 cup Kashi H2H, 1/2 cup Peanut Butter Puffins, 2 Spoonfuls of Non-Fat Vanilla Yogurt, Strawberries, Blueberries, & Blackberries. It was a perfect breakfast… I was honestly missing my morning cereal mixes.

After breakfast, we loaded up the rented mini van and headed out for a day of skiing where I like to think of as heaven on earth.. Vail!

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Vail is one of my all time favorite mountains to ski on. I love the set up of this place, its just so open and spread out. We were there for a whole day and barely covered half the mountain!

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Mid morning I split a White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Clif Bar with my Mom in line for a chair lift.

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Thank you Kaneil again for the wonderful bar, my Mom and I enjoyed it immensely. πŸ™‚

We stopped for lunch at the Wildwood Smokehouse, which smelled so good with a BBQ Pit smoking out front.

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I ordered a bowl of the Vegetable Chili with some Cornbread and a couple of Waffle Fries from the community plate the table shared.

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I also snagged one of the Ribs my Dad ordered. Sooo good.

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I was uncomfortably stuffed from lunch and the only cure to a feeling like that is to hit the mountain hard.

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It was actually pretty warm today and I kept shedding layer after layer. At one point I was contemplating that skiing in just a sports bra did not sound like that bad of an idea.

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I love the views from the bowls on Vail, everywhere you look is breathtaking.

On the way back to the van I made a small detour and stopped at the Starbucks for a Grande Non-Fat Vanilla Roobios Tea Latte (my new guilty pleasure)

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This time I ordered it with out any sweeteners at all and I really enjoyed it. It was not sweet at all, just the way I like my tea.

IΒ Β also snacked on a True Delights Bar on the ride home.

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After a long day of skiing and and driving I believe a beer was calling my name.

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I tried a local microbrew wheat beer called Easy Street. I enjoy all wheat beers and this one was particularly yummy, especially while sipping it in the hot tub.

Dinner was a Mexican Mountain Feast.

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I had two hard shell tacos that contained Refried Beans, Chicken, Lettuce, Shredded Carrots and onions.

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I also had some oven roasted White Asparagus on the side. I was really hungry and at this point was up for anything. It was great.

I enjoyed Three Whole Grain Fig Newtons for dessert.

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I can’t believe that was my fourth day of skiing and I feel great. I guess those daily 4 miles runs have really done a number on my stamina. We have two more days left of skiing ahead and I am up and ready for it! Tomorrow we are heading to another one of my favorite mountains, Keystone, for some adventurous skiing. The forecast is claiming afternoon snow showers, so let’s cross our fingers!

Also, tomorrow morning be on the look out for a ‘Meet The Bakers’ post featuring all of the lovely bloggers and readers who have volunteered to bake for the Blogging Bake Sale. And don’t forget the Blogging Bake Sales begins Monday, February 9 at 11:00am EST!

1 Trust, Hope, Believe February 4, 2009 at 9:57 pm

happy skiing πŸ™‚

2 Shelby February 4, 2009 at 10:13 pm

Have fun skiing, it looks like a blast!!!

WCMN Clif Bar! Woo!

3 Sharon February 4, 2009 at 10:13 pm

Wow, what an awesome time you’re having! And those waffle fries look tasty!

4 Sarah February 4, 2009 at 10:19 pm

mmm veggie chili and cornbread sounds like the perfect ski meal!

5 Laura February 4, 2009 at 10:32 pm

Your pictures are so gorgeous! I’ve never been to Colorado, and now I feel like I need to go!

6 Bec February 4, 2009 at 10:38 pm

Those tacos look delicious! I think on my ski trip in 2 weekends I am going to take some inspiration from you and bring some bars to snack on while on the go.

7 Courtney (The Hungry Yogini) February 4, 2009 at 10:39 pm

Gorgeous pictures! Your trip seems so wonderful!

8 Olga February 4, 2009 at 10:50 pm

It looks beautiful, as always! Can’t wait for the blogger baking sale!

9 Allison February 4, 2009 at 10:51 pm

you seriously CANT TAKE A BAD PICTURE THERE!

YOUR WHOLE TRIP HAS JUST LOOKED AMAZING! Glad you are having such a great time!

Can’t wait for you to come back either though! πŸ˜‰

10 Maggie February 4, 2009 at 10:52 pm

So much fun! I wish I liked skiing πŸ™‚

11 Melissa S. February 4, 2009 at 11:00 pm

yay for skiing fun!!!!

12 Mica February 4, 2009 at 11:22 pm

Oooh, barbecue and waffle fries. My mouth is watering thinking about it!

Vail looks awesome, except I kind of hate snow right now. πŸ˜›

13 angiismyname February 4, 2009 at 11:25 pm

man I was really hoping you would’ve gotten a picture of my moms busted face.

14 Amelia February 4, 2009 at 11:41 pm

All your pics look terrific. It’s just so pretty!

Does white asparagus taste the same as the regular green kind? I’ve never tried the white before but I’m a big asparagus fan.

Have fun! πŸ™‚

15 Hangry Pants February 5, 2009 at 1:31 am

The pictures loook beautiful today – the sky is amazing.

What did you think of the white asparagus? I didn’t like it as much as the green.

16 sarahannmatheny February 5, 2009 at 3:12 am

You know how to vacation girl! I love the pic of Vail from the tram. It looks like a gingerbread village. Mmm…gingerbread. Bake sale, wha’???

17 Amanda February 5, 2009 at 7:45 am

Ahhh I miss Vail so much!! We usually go there and Beaver Creek – it’s unreal how many trails there are there! Glad you got out on those back bowls – there is nothing like them! Isn’t it great when you can make it through a week of skiing, no problem? After a few days my whole family was complaining of soreness and exhaustion and I really couldn’t sympathize with them πŸ™‚

18 VeggieGirl February 5, 2009 at 8:01 am

I envy your weather!!!

19 Bridget February 5, 2009 at 8:50 am

Wow this vacation of yours just keeps getting better…it sounds so awesome! I’ve never been out there but it looks so beautiful I need to go!!

20 Erica February 5, 2009 at 8:57 am

SO amazing! You look adorable! I always look terrible when I’m skiing due to hat head but you pull it off with such ease πŸ˜‰

21 brandi February 5, 2009 at 10:12 am

I love all the pictures from your trip – it looks like so much fun!

I can’t wait to “meet the bakers”!

22 kaneil February 5, 2009 at 10:18 am

Ah, I’m so jealous! Glad you enjoyed the bar. I know it’s rich, but I LOVE it! πŸ™‚

Have fun in Keystone today!!!

Kaneil, balanceisbest

23 eatingbirdfood February 5, 2009 at 10:47 am

It looks like you are having so much fun skiing… enjoy the nice weather.

I really want to try the Vanilla Roobios Tea Latte and I literally can’t wait for your bake sale and the meet the bakers posts!!! Such a great idea.

24 Natalie February 5, 2009 at 10:53 am

Hey Meghann!

Looks you and your family are having a great time!

Not sure if you’ve ever come across this website but I was reading another blog and I figured I’d share the link: http://foodzie.com/

its pretty cool! check it out when you get some down time from skiing

25 Danielle February 5, 2009 at 11:29 am

Looks ike you guys are having a blast. Love seeing the pictures of the beautiful scenery!
Have fun with the rest of your vacation!

26 kilax February 5, 2009 at 12:01 pm

I am definitely not tired of hearing you say how beautiful it is there! We are going to Keystone next weekend. I can’t wait to see what it’s like!

27 Sammie February 5, 2009 at 10:04 pm

Thank you for those sweet words – you are such a gem.
I am really enjoying all your vacation photos. It looks like a blast – kind of makes me want to go skiing. Enjoy the rest of your time on the slopes.

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