So for the next couple of months Ben only has to work one Monday each month - so of course today, when the kids are out of school, was the day he had to work for this month. :( Bummer. But I was determined to still get out and do something with the kids. I was a little worried since Miles got sick and threw-up about 4-5 times on Saturday night . . .but he was doing better by Sunday. So we went ahead with my plans to go to Telluride. It turned out to be a fantastic day - we all had a great time.
We left by 8:30 and our first activity to do was go sledding. We were at the hill and ready to go by about 10. It was freezing cold in the parking lot, (I had forgotten my coat of all things! But, miracle or miracle, I had thought to myself, "I should bring my sweatshirt just in case I need another layer." And since I hadn't my coat, I definitely needed another layer!) but by the time we were at the sledding hill, it was sunny and so it felt great. At the sledding hill area, this is what happened:
Our next stop:
We took the to the gondola station. Where we hopped on:
We got off at the "Mountain Village" "exit" and there ate our sack lunch. We ate right at the base of the baby ski-hill - magic carpet and all. There were also some big hills and super high jumps that were fun to watch - Jonas even caught a skier doing a back-flip off a jump and was pretty excited about that. It was a fun spot to eat lunch.
We caught the shuttle and then headed back to the town park (where we had parked and where we sledded). They have an ice rink there and so we went skating next.
Anyways, it was a fabulous, practically perfect day. I loved it and so did my kids. A win-win for sure! We all want to do it again . . . with Ben if possible. Someday . . .
I'll share two videos, that aren't the best, but still fun to me: