Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Beaver Creek and "S'mores"


The day after my tour of Boulder, it was time to head to Beaver Creek. My friend Victoria, who I have known since 10th grade, moved to Denver 3 years ago and she came to pick me up from my cousin Polly's place. One of Vic's favorite places in Colorado, happens to be Beaver Creek. In fact, her and her husband were there the weekend before!

So, Vic handed the kids off to her husband Dan, grabbed me and we "headed for the hills" or mountains rather. I'd never been there and let me tell you, it was beautiful! We stayed at the Westin Beaver Creek and somehow for 127 bucks we ended up in a two room suite. I am sure it has something to do with having rewards points as a member but she said she'd never gotten this room! The kitchen was bigger than mine at home (though that's not difficult to do!) and we had an amazing view of both the pool and the mountain from our room!

Down by the creek, beyond the hotel pool area ...


Come out of the azure.
Love the day.
Do not leave the sky out of your landscape.

~Ralph Waldo Emerson



Victoria, surveying the creek ...



More of the Brown Eyed Susans I saw everywhere!




The hotel pool ...






View from our room's balcony. Amazing right???


We headed up, the afternoon we arrived, to the Beaver Creek Village area at the base of the mountain ...


You can see what are the ski slopes in winter



and resort shopping ...


And then ... a little shift in the weather. This seemed to happen quite a lot in Colorado!



Vic walked me over to the Hyatt which has fire pits ...


and a whole spread of goodies to make your own "s'mores!"



Of course, I could not resist...


mmmmmm
... then we ordered something a little more hearty. :)



Then, just in time, we headed inside before the downpour. These folks didn't quite make it.



Apparently there is a saying in Colorado, "If you don't like the weather, stick around for 5 minutes."

This might be the silliest YouTube video ever, (below)
but I guess if you have never had (or made) a "s'more," it might be informative? ;)




On the Beaver Creek website, the banner says "Beaver Creek Not exactly roughing it."
I'll say!


Oh, and this is my favorite quote right now ...


Life loves to be taken by the lapel and told:
"I'm with you kid. Let's go."

~ Maya Angelou


Enjoy the week, my friends!!!

18 comments:

Don said...

Yes, Colorado is a beautiful piece of the world. I like the Maya Angelou quote too.

Tammie said...

oh yum, that pizza and beer looks mighty fine and oh what a great place you got to enjoy and explore with your friends!

T.O. Geezer said...

Beautiful Photos! You are a very good photographer.

Take care and have a great week :-)

~Ron

Candy said...

Lucinda, what fun! Plus the place is absolutely gorgeous! I'm so happy to be back in touch. I love your blog.

Joyce said...

Colorado view always reminds me how a piece of heaven would look. Simply beautiful my friend. xo

Merisi said...

Ooooooooooooooh! :-)

No, I am not envious. No, I am not ......
No, .... yes .... I am. Arghhh!

Dual said...

Nice photo :)
Gio'
http://remenberphoto.blogspot.com/

mermaid gallery said...

the air looks so clean and the views are all so big and beautiful....great spot for a holiday...i hope you swam in that pool!

Davide said...

Wow... fantastic shots... and great place!!! :D

Cobalt Violet said...

Thanks for the visits and comments, my friends!
Hope you are all having a fantastic week!

Loree said...

what spectacular scenery. I would love to just sit there and look at it all day long. It must be so peaceful.

The Critic said...

You sure know how to make a blog worth reading. The area reminds me of Whistler in BC. Very beautiful.

Kerry O'Gorman said...

Love it! Colorado is such a wild and wide open place, even with all of those mountains surrounding you. Another 'must go' place on the menu of travels!

fiqro said...

Lovely pictures, and well done. There is this beutiful place?

Cobalt Violet said...

Loree ~ I know! I wish I would have had time to sit there and just hang out, of course it seems like the rain comes in pretty often! :)

@ Critic~ Wow, thanks for the kind words!

Kerry~ Yes Kerry! Add it to the list! (My list from your blog is growing as well!)

Figro~ Thank you and yes, it's real! ;)

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Fabulous post..gorgeous photos adventure...jaw-dropping scenery.. I enjoyed it very much..and yummy..I am hungry now!
V~

Anonymous said...

hey there!

I've been looking for blog posts about Beaver Creekto feature on our site. If you're interested, you can drop me a line at Brenda (at) Dwellable (.com)

btw, love the pieces in your header..looks like mixed media birds nest/figure drawing. beautiful.

thanks!
Brenda

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