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Snow Day!

by Meghann on January 1, 2010

What does a family of Floridians do with their spare time in the mountains?


We sled!!

We couldn’t resist testing out the sleds we found in the shed on the hill next to our cabin.


Josh started us off


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Next, I braved the hill


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Dad showed us how it was done


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Kelly took it slow



and Derek crashed and burned. ๐Ÿ™‚





Don’t worry he was ok!

We moved from our snow covered hill to the plowed street hoping for a little more distance and speed.







A local kid joined us and offered up some of his sleds.








Sledding caught on film:

Eventually we wore ourselves out and headed back inside.


I had a handful of Puffins before we headed to our next adventure.


We had reservations for tubing at 1:00 at Copper Mountain. On our way we stopped in Frisco for lunch at Backcountry Brewery.



Unfortunately the service was really slow and we ended up having to get our food to go so we could make our reservation.


Having to eat food in the car does not a happy Meghann make. ๐Ÿ™


If I had known I would be eating in the car I would have ordered a bit differently. My soup, salad, and potato combo was not the easiest to eat in my lap.




French Onion Soup with out the cheese and bread


Baked Potato with some sour cream


As much as it sucked to eat in the car, it was worth it to make it to tubing on time.



If you are visiting the area I would HIGHLY recommend tubing at Copper Mountain! The staff is amazing and basically let you go down the mountain anyway you want, with as many people as you want and they are great spinners.








Tubing adventure caught on film:

Everyone agreed a beer was needed after tubing, so we headed to an Irish Pub in downtown Breckenridge.


The bar had tented their deck and added a heat vent. I thought the whole set up was interesting to say the least. ๐Ÿ™‚


I ordered my old stand by: a blue moon .


The table ordered a round chili cheese fries and chicken wings to share.



My lunch was not filling at all. I happily dug in and enjoyed every greasy bite. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Kelly and I were actually very inspired by the chili cheese fries and decided to make a healthier version of our own for dinner using a can of Amy’s Chili.


Kelly baked some fresh cut potato fries that I topped with the chili, cheese, and some green beans to give it a little color.


The combination was delicious. Nom Nom Nom


For dessert I had a piece of cake left over from last night and a small scoop of mint ice cream.


I reality I have probably had two or three bites of cake throughout the day on top of this bowl. Cake siting on the counter is just too tempting for its own good!

Tomorrow is our last day of skiing and playing in the snow. ๐Ÿ™ This vacation went way to quick! I’m not ready to head back to reality.

Come back vacation! Come back!!!

1 Brittany January 1, 2010 at 11:52 pm

Sledding and tubing are both super fun. It looks as though you and your fam had a blast!

I’m not ready for this holiday break to be over either. Dang it.

2 Babycakes January 2, 2010 at 12:05 am

Those videos were so much fun to watch! ๐Ÿ™‚

3 Jenna January 2, 2010 at 12:12 am

Fun day of sledding!!
Chili for dinner looks great!!

4 Christy January 2, 2010 at 12:15 am

Snow tubing is the best!

5 lily @ Lily's Health Pad January 2, 2010 at 12:19 am

Mmmm…that healthy chili cheese fry concoction looks good.

I don’t want to go back to work either ๐Ÿ™

Nothing against my job-it’s great…I just hate getting up early!

6 Chelsea January 2, 2010 at 12:39 am

Going head first is more fun for tubing! It’s scary at first but seriously fun!

7 Heather @ The Joyful Kitchen January 2, 2010 at 1:03 am

this looks like an incredible day! can’t wait to hit the slopes next weekend ๐Ÿ™‚ and also maybe try out those healthier chili cheese fry thingamabobs you got there ๐Ÿ™‚

8 Karla January 2, 2010 at 1:06 am

How fun! I love how active your family is!

9 Grace January 2, 2010 at 1:37 am

Looks like you had a blast, what a great way to break in the new year!

10 Lauren @ Reading and Running January 2, 2010 at 1:38 am

Sledding looks so fun!!! I just saw a billboard for Copper Mountain today in Dallas and was going to look it up but thanks to your post I know it will be a great place!!

11 Courtney January 2, 2010 at 4:04 am

Tubing looked like so much fun — the vids were really great!

12 Gab* January 2, 2010 at 6:38 am

Looks like such a fun day!! I’m so not ready to go back to work, one more day left ๐Ÿ™

13 Cait (Cait's Plate) January 2, 2010 at 8:49 am

Haha – i LOVE LOVE LOVE sledding!

But I hate when vacation ends! My few days off work will be over soon too and I’m SO disappointed!

14 Julie January 2, 2010 at 9:41 am

Looks like you and your family are having so much fun!! Love the healthy chili cheese fries! I have to try them!

15 rungirlrunn January 2, 2010 at 10:58 am

Sledding is so fun! Such beautiful pictures of your trip ๐Ÿ™‚

16 Mara @ What's For Dinner? January 2, 2010 at 11:10 am

OMG Tubing was some of the most fun I’ve ever had!! We went at Winter Park a few years ago, and it was just a blast! Looks like you’re having a great trip ๐Ÿ™‚

17 skinnyrunner January 2, 2010 at 11:56 am

your sledding pictures are cute! you guys look like youre having so much fun!!

18 thenheathersaid January 2, 2010 at 2:10 pm

loved the videos of the sledding and tubing! so much fun!

19 Sweet Cheeks January 2, 2010 at 6:38 pm

ahhh TUBING!! That looks like a blast! Lucky girl. ๐Ÿ™‚

20 slowmiles January 2, 2010 at 6:48 pm

awww. i love sledding. i haven’t been in years!

21 biz319 January 2, 2010 at 7:00 pm

You can never go wrong with a Blue Moon! Enjoy the last day of vacation!

22 Vanessa (Last Night's Leftovers) January 2, 2010 at 7:30 pm

So fun! Sledding is one of the best parts of living in frozen Manitoba. ๐Ÿ˜›

23 jenngirl January 3, 2010 at 12:36 am

haha that’s awesome! I’ve never legitimately sled either, so I would need to spend at least one day doing that on a ski vacation!

Oooh good idea with that Amy’s Chili! I’ve had a can forever, and reallyy need to use it up!

24 kalli January 3, 2010 at 2:00 pm

I love all the snow pics! I used to live in Colorado and still miss it.

25 movesnmunchies November 15, 2010 at 1:27 am

mmmm playing in the snow followed up with some warm onion soup!
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