Vail Colorado: Day 1

July 06, 2012  •  1 Comment

I'd like to share a few posts with pictures from a little trip my wife and I just took to the amazing state of Colorado.  We took advantage of the good deals since it's the "off-season," and got to enjoy the beautiful ski-town of Vail.  We were fortunate enough to have her parents offer to watch our 3 kids for us so we could make the trip.  

 

This post is just a quick re-cap of the first day, just to give you a taste of Colorado.  If you haven't been there before, I cannot express to you how much you need to visit.  It's really like taking medicine for the soul - if you're in need of some fresh air and to recharge your batteries, this is the place to do it.  It's the kind of place that reminds you how we are all just a tiny part of this big earth, and it just has a way of bringing you back down where you belong if you know what I mean.  

 

Here's my beautiful wife on day one, taking in the view from our hotel balcony:

 

Daydreaming

 

Since Vail is at 8,000 feet elevation, we took the first day really easy in order to get acclimated to the altitude.  For us flat-landers, this is a big shock to the system.  But we couldn't resist doing some walking through the town, and caught this site just down the path from the hotel:

 

Butterfly's snack

 

The town of Vail really looks like a Swiss or Austrian alpine village.  Before we had kids we went to Europe a few times and trust me, I'm not just saying that - they really look similar.  Here's a typical street scene in Vail:

 

Mountain town

 

About a 10 minute walk from our hotel was the Betty Ford Garden, just next to the Gerald Ford amphitheater.  We went over there to watch a symphony orchestra that was in town from Dallas - sat on the amphitheater lawn and took in the relaxing music.  Afterwards, we went next door to the Betty Ford Garden, which had a few little waterfalls and streams, like this one:

 

A waterfall in Betty Ford Park

 

The low humidity really makes for some incredible sunsets in the high-country:

 

Golden mountain sunset

 

More to come from our trip out west, but I have to say it again: if you haven't been there, you have to put it on your list.  Words and even pictures can't do it justice.  


Comments

Deborah Dietrich(non-registered)
Jason, these pictures are absolutely beautiful!!! That place must be amazing... Thanks so much for sharing the pictures; they're great!!! So glad you and Nanette were able to take this trip together. Such beautiful scenery and probably lots of peace and quiet as well. Probably good to get away once in awhile from all the hustle and business of work and just life itself. Think you guys found a great place for some well deserved rest. Love you all Jay, have a good weekend and please give hugs to my precious Grandkids!!!!
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