So, we had a weekend getaway to the mountains this past weekend.
It was timely, as stresses were building at work and life was getting me down. So Friday afternoon Hubby texted me saying, "Hurry home. We are going away for the night."
We are fortunate that our fave mountain town is only 1 hour away, so I packed and we were at our hotel in time for supper. The hotel has a wonderful restaurant named Wild Orchid Asian Bistro so we 'ate in'. I had sushi and hubby had an soup bowl, both were delicious.
We had been advised to go skiing later in the morning in order to let the snow warm up and soften a bit so it wasn't so frozen and crunchy so we planned to go around 10:30am. However, we both had such a great sleep that we didn't wake up until 10:30am! In the end, it didn't matter, we were on the hill shortly after noon.
This is the first time that we went skiing just the two of us. I was looking forward to the day as we climbed up and up in the gondola.
Of course the views are spectacular and since the snow is beginning to melt, you can see more of the mountains since the last time we skied. Just breath-taking...
And on one of the runs we came across this little pond that is melting around the edges leaving a liquid blue puddle.
It was an overcast day, but very warm and super enjoyable conditions.
This will probably be our last day out for this season so we took in every second of it.
As we returned to our hotel at the end of the day, the clouds had lifted and we glimpsed the pink reflection of the setting sun on the Three Sisters.
After supper at a great pub where hubby could watch the hockey game, we went down to soak in the hot tub at our hotel. It sure felt good on these aging muscles.
We had enjoyed ourselves so much up until this point that it seemed too soon to end it, so we decided to stay another night.
And this was our view the next morning...
With such a sunny day, we were compelled to take a walk along the river, which never disappoints.
We quickly found an off-the-beaten-path trail to wander along.
Here we stayed for a while and skipped rocks across the river...
We are happy and ready to face the world again.
After a lunch of fresh fig & goat cheese salad and artisan flatbread, we were on the road home - full of sun and encouraging conversation and worked muscles and an ever-growing appreciation for one another.