Guess who's back...

Shooooosh! I'm back from Colorado. What a trip! It was so much fun just being with the guys, but I'm glad to be home so I can unwind. Today is a day of washing clothes and relaxation, a typical Sunday-fare.

The week in Breckenridge was incredible. Waking up each morning to a free (continental) breakfast and then preparing for a full day of snowboarding, only to come back to the hotel to grab a few beers and head down to the hot tub, then lay around, maybe go out, maybe not... it's not a life I could live everyday, but I was glad to do it for a week.

Snowboarding is hard, don't let anyone try to persuade you otherwise. The first day you spend on your butt, or actually, you spend the whole day falling over and over and over on your butt. The hot tub feels mightily good that evening. The days after your horrendous first are wonderful. Your confidence grows and grows and you're finally doing things on your last day that you didn't think you would be able to.

Our last day of snowboarding was so much fun. Todd, Trip and I had a giant snowball fight while going down the mountain. Other highlights include Trip's snowboard/guitar solo, grinding fallen tree trunks in the woods, making up goofy stories on the lift ride up, and me sliding about 50 yards on my belly down a black (right underneath a ski lift).

On our day off we walked around Breckenridge and then walked on the frozen Lake Dillon (which supplies all of Denver with water). The nightlife in Breckenridge is either in full-swing or comatose. One night Aaron's family treated us all to dinner at Eric's (a bar/arcade/burger joint), it was very good, and very nice of them to do that.

So, I'm back in KC now... tired and out of clothes. Work tomorrow, can't wait.

+ original post date: March 21, 2004 01:19 PM
+ categories: Travel/Vacations


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