Hitting the Slopes

So here’s the thing – I don’t really like cold weather.

If I had my choice, I’d rather be on a cruise somewhere in the Caribbean.

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Catamaran snorkeling trip off the coast of Dominica, April 2013

My husband, however, prefers the snowy slopes of, well…anywhere. He took off for Utah the day after Christmas to log some time on his snowboard before the end of the year.

I’ve never skiied or snowboarded in my life, so I don’t fully understand the impulse or rush to hurl myself down a mountain side.  Admittedly, I got a little snow envy when the Hubs sent the following pictures yesterday –

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Sundance Ski Resort, Utah

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I do, however, think I’d make a GREAT lodge bunny.  I’m very good at reading, drinking hot cocoa (or tea), booking spa appointments, and napping.

The last time I was on a snowy mountain slope was in 2002 when my friend Eva took me for a day trip to the Austrian Alps.  Here’s proof:

Austrian Alps, circa Dec 2002

I don’t even remember how cold it was.

Home Again

I just returned home from Germany on Monday afternoon – what a fun (albeit short) trip!

Having a Pils at Düsseldorf’s Weisser Bär

I can’t wait to get my photos edited and uploaded to share with everyone.  We covered a lot of Christmas markets in a few days and still had time to enjoy a German beer…or two…or three…

I managed to procure just about all of the items on my market shopping list including traditional smoking men and a Christmas pyramid! It’s a wonder my suitcase zipped shut for the journey home!

The 15 Milka Chocolate bars and Haribo gummi-bears probably didn’t help, either.

We’ve been lucky to go on TWO Girls’ Trips this year – the first being Savannah earlier this year.  After this experience, I can only guess where 2014 will take us!

Now taking recommendations -where do you think we should go?

I Love German Christmas Markets

Let the countdown begin! In just a couple of weeks, my girlfriends and I will cross the pond to visit our friend in Düsseldorf, Germany.  She has been there since September as part of her MBA program (which, if you … Continue reading