So far, I've learned that waking up to a snowman outside of your window is a great way to start a day...
...that signs like these are just a suggestion to some people...
...and that the view on a gray day is still better than the view from a desk any day.
I learned when the sun shines on the mountains it is breathtakingly beautiful, and in a town this high up in the sky you feel like you could hug the clouds and kiss the sun.
I also learned that the thrift shops aren't open on weekends (that was a bit of a buzz kill, I admit)...
...and that waking up early on Sundays to have Nutella and banana crepes should be compulsory.
I learned that our friends' seventeen year-old son is pretty rad (or whatever it is the kids today call it) and I also learned that I think I am still seventeen, judging in part by the way I dress on a ski vacation.
(Notice the trifecta of ski vacations on the counter...peroxide, Band-Aids and sunscreen.)
I learned that Colorado is very dog friendly, and that people take their dogs everywhere (to work, to the ski slopes, to Happy Hour...). And that made me happy.
(That is a full-sized garbage pail. And a gigantic dog.)
And I learned that the folks back home are still as amazing as ever. I got an email from Beach House Living saying that she was once again donating to my Help for Haiti 2 auction. And look at the fabulous earrings and hand-stamped ribbon from her Etsy store that will go to the winning bidder:
The current high bid for the entire package of items is $100, and you have until 11:59 p.m./ET on March 10 to bid. You can choose to donate to the Haitian or Chilean relief organization of your choice (or split between charities). And think of all the gifts you can tuck away (or keep for yourself)! Plus remember: I'm matching the winning bid dollar-for-dollar and making a donation to the babies of Hudson Cradle. So click here to bid...and thank you in advance for your generosity.
There you have it. From 12,998 feet in the sky. Be back soon!