Thursday, April 03, 2008

good morning day

Hey! We are back from our trip feeling refreshed yet tired. Don't know how five days can feel like we were gone for one month.
I was never so happy to see the sun come over the mountains as I was this particular morning.
We awoke in Vail at 4:30 am to 14 inches of snow on the ground, and an airplane in Denver to catch.  As we were on I-70, we contemplated stopping, but literally could not see the signs on the interstate or an exit, as they were covered in snow.  So much snow that it caused a 7o car pile up on I-70 later in the day.   We felt blessed to have escaped it. Crazy weather.  
It did however make for great ski conditions.  We had a few new experiences like snowshoeing and ski biking, which are both fantastic.   The children were not old enough to ski bike, but you certainly feel like a child doing it. Laughing all of the way down the mountain with a smile on your face the entire time.  
I finished one lonely sock on my trip, and that was actually finished during travel time. 
Trying to snap back into real life around here.  
Happy Thursday.  

31 comments:

Jane said...

Leslie, So glad you had a great time. I LOVE Vail and ski biking looks great! We had a morning like you did on the day we left also. Pretty scary stuff! Has your husband recovered?

Stacey said...

Sounds like a wonderful time! I love snowshoeing....

leslie said...

oh, that picture is amazing. i am glad the holiday was wonderful.

Amanda said...

Sounds like you had a fab (and vaguely scary!) time. Welcome back!

Jess said...

Wow that snow sounded terrible! Glad you were all safe and that you had a wonderful time.

kim said...

That sounds so scary to me (not being the adventurous type). I'm glad you're back home safe and sound and that you had so much fun!

Ella said...

You were HERE! And I didn't even know! It sounds like you had a wonderful time - Vail is such a great place. So beautiful, so much to do. I've never even heard of snow-biking though - it sounds like a blast!

Definitely glad you made it through that pileup. CDOT said it's the worst they'd seen in many a decade. Crazy!

Emily said...

Ski biking looks like so much fun!

Seanna Lea said...

That is a wonderful picture of the sky over the mountains.

amandajean said...

what a great photo! glad to hear that you had safe travels.

SpiderWomanKnits said...

Welcome home! My good friend described that weird post trip feeling perfectly the last time he returned from a trip by saying that he "Had to wait for his soul to catch up". That made sense to me.

I'm not much of a winter sport person but ski biking sounds like too much fun to pass up. I wonder if they have that here in VT?

Glad you guys are safe.

Mandi said...

Love, Love Vail. We spent a couple Spring Breaks and Christmas there when I was growing up. The picture is beautiful!

Kristin said...

welcome home!! Ski biking kinda sounds scary but you can't be coming down the black diamonds.

house on hill road said...

i have never done the ski biking thing. is it really that fun?

Denise said...

Welcome home! Wow, that's a lot of snow. Glad you made it back safely. I have to tell you, while you were away I was browsing through your archives and finally tried some of your cookies. Kristen and I made the chocolate chocolate mint chip cookies - can we say yummylisious!!!
:-)

peaknits said...

I think knitting just one "lonely sock" is the mark of a successful trip - too much fun to be had to be knitting! Yay! Glad you made it home safely.

robyn said...

Im so glad you had a wonderful time and avoided the accident

I wanted to thankyou for your wonderful blog it has provided much inspiration...you were tagged as being todays inspiration here

http://knittingbutterflies.blogspot.com/2008/03/twice-week-blogger.html

thanks again

Philigry said...

welcome back! i always need a rest after a vacation too!

KeanaLee said...

I'm so thankful you didn't get into an accident, you all had a gaurdian angel that morning. Gald your home safe. Let's meet when you get settled.

JL said...

What beautiful trip !

Lynne said...

Welcome home - glad that you had a good time and so glad that you managed to escape that car pile up.

Kirsten said...

Snow biking sounds fun!!! Vail is such a beautiful place.

Glad you are all safe ande sound. Welcome home!

La Cabeza Grande said...

Ski biking sounds like so much fun! the Welcome back, Leslie.

nova said...

Welcome back! Sounds like you had so much!

Yarnhog said...

Welcome back! It sounds like you had a great trip.

SMF.sportychic said...

Sounds like a fantastic trip Leslie!

Knitterella said...

Glad you are safely back! What a scary drive you had, so glad you weren't in the pile up!

OMG, never heard of ski biking and it looks like so much fun!

The A.D.D. Knitter said...

Vail is so beautiful, what a great trip. Snowshoeing is fun but so much WORK! I thought about you while I was knitting on my plane ride as I know you are a big fan or airplane knitting:)

Cinnamonamon said...

Glad your trip was fun!!

tiennie said...

Sounds like a great trip!

Mary said...

What a beautiful photograph. Glad you all had a wonderful time.