Last weekend we went to visit my s.i.l. for a couple of reasons: we wanted to see her (of course!), we wanted to see the Aspens changing to gold, we wanted to see my s.i.l.’s classroom and house, and to get the hell out of dodge (especially after the burglary).
We got in late Thursday night and went straight to the hotel. The next morning we went down to check out the complimentary breakfast.
For me, making the waffle was more fun than actually eating it. Note to self: fake peanut butter is nas-tay.
In the afternoon, we headed over to see my s.i.l. S.i.l.’s school is brand-new. Her classroom is very eclectic and cool–just like her.
The kids love her lizard. They’re lucky to have such a cool teacher.
My coolest teacher (Mrs. Carr) let us have cool ranch Dorritos parties if we earned enough points at the end of the week. But she was nowhere near as groovy as this (note the Axl Rose shirt).
Then we went to watch her coach the 7th grade volleyball team. We stopped at this drugstore to check out the merchandise because we were a little early. It was both frightening and disturbing to see this:
Huntin’ season. That’s part of the rocky mountain way. But so is delicious food. S.i.l. took us to Atwater restaurant in Vail after the game (they won!). We had some pretty tasty food. For me, actually, the wine was the best part (wine-o anyone?). This was our favorite wine in Spain.
For some reason, hubs’ plate won’t download. He got the short ribs (big surprise) with bree mashed potatoes, brussels sprouts and butternut squash. I think his sides were the best part of the meal. Yum! All in all great company and a pretty good meal.
Have you been to Colorado? It is extremely dry. It kills me every time. I foolishly went to bed with wet hair only to wake up with this:
I know–I am totally gorgeous. Hubs thought my hair looked like a “fright wig.” I guess he married it. I’m not too worried about it.
Stay tuned for part two: hiking in Aspen. It was so beautiful.
Today Yogi said,
The greatest tool you have is to listen.
How smart is that?