I hail from Miami.
Where it is hot.
Our seasons range from crazy stupid hot to annoying hot to hot to nice cool breeze then a just-kidding-that-coolness-wasn’t-going-to-last warm.
Where am I going with this?
It is winter and other places around the country/world are actually getting snow.
I wanted a white Christmas this year.
Captain and I discussed getting away for a trip right before Christmas and easily settled on Colorado. A few things fell in place and off to Steamboat Springs we went!
And it was ah-mazing!!!
The drive from Denver to Steamboat was incredible. Pictures do not do the Rocky Mountains justice. Fellow blogger Grandfather Sky warned me to prepare to be in awe of it. He was absolutely correct.
The mountains were soooo picturesque…they looked fake!
Then we get into the town of Steamboat. And it was just perfection. People were friendly, the town was quaint, the snow was powdery and gleaming white and there were a number of incredibly fun things to do.
And several fun food and craft beer options if you knew where to go.
So what does a hot weathered gal like me do in a wintry weathered location like this?
We might have checked out a dispensary for gummy bears.
And tried the hot springs at Strawberry Park…
And went skiing…
Some fishing perhaps…
Shopping! Horseback riding in the snow?
Definitely hot cocoa by the fireplace.
Even after all that fun, we didn’t get to do everything we’d hoped for. I would have loved to have gone snow-mobiling or tubing or had a sleigh ride to dinner… But I’ll have to leave that to next time.
So although I left Christmas eve, I feel like I got the white Christmas I was looking for. It was a wonderful getaway with Captain and really got me in the holiday spirit.
Colorado, you “rock!”