After the airplane debacle, the rest of our trip seemed like a breeze. Except for the fact that our van driver who was supposed to pick us up at the airport managed to flush the van keys down the toilet of the airport bathroom. We're still trying to figure out how that was possible. Once that was sorted out, we made our way to Telluride. After a long day of traveling, it was nice to finally pull up to our temporary "home."
Here we are upon arrival. Notice Adah's new nasty habit.
It would be a little much to give a day by day account of our trip, so I'll just hit the highlights and get to the pictures. We did end up getting the kids ski equipment just in case we decided to let them try ski school (we still weren't sure at that point). I think we got our money's worth from the helmet rentals alone. They wore them constantly.
Cute tiny boots and skis ...
We spent most of our days either relaxing or skiing. Here's Adah warming herself by the fire in the town square. I didn't even tell her to strike this pose. She already has the Laissez-faire thing down.
The definite highlight for the kiddos was the free gondola rides that ran from Mountain Village (where we stayed on one side of the mountain) to Telluride (on the other side of the mountain). We rode that gondola at least once, if not twice, a day. Needless to say, we have a lot of pictures of us in, around, or beside the gondola.
Sam actually told us in the car today that he didn't like car rides, he would rather ride in a gondola. We'll get to work on that request, buddy. No promises.
Everyone really just had a lot of fun playing in and being around the snow. One day we walked into the town park to take a look around. The kids had a blast just playing in snow drifts and exploring.
I"ll take a break in case you're experiencing too-many-Clifford-vacation-pictures overload. Back soon with sledding, snow forts, and ski school!