Friday, January 8, 2010

New Years in Colorado...

Instead of spending New Years Eve here in Dallas, 2 of my girlfriends and I decided to head out to Vail, Colorado and celebrate 2010 surrounded by beautiful snow!

We flew into Denver the morning of the 31st and then drove to Vail...




Everything was so picturesque and breathtaking...



This is where we stayed...




For New Years Eve, we headed into Vail Village and had dinner at Terra Bistro with two of our guy friends that were staying there in Vail.

It was COLD folks....I mean C.O.L.D! We parked in a parking garage and began walking to the restaurant (maybe one block away). I made the super duper intelligent decision of wearing open toe heels......(this will come back to bite me in the bum)

So, we're walking down some stairs...I've taken maybe all of 15 steps so far...and I realize just how frigid it really is. My teeth start clacking...my shoulders start shaking...and there is nothing I can do about it! Then...that's when it happens...my poor, exposed, precious little "piggies" start burning. We keep walking....they start burning more....I was practically running (on ice) to get to the restaurant because I felt as though I may lose my toes if I was out there much longer. I've never felt such pain from the cold in ALL MY LIFE!

We finally make it inside the restaurant and I'm practically going into convulsions! We sit down and the hostess comes over, looks at us like we've lost our minds and says, "Did you wear those shoes out there?" Everything in me wanted to slap her into next week for such a remark, but I could barely keep my breathing steady....much less, plan an attack on ill-mannered restaurant staff.

(come to find out, people actually wear their heavy-duty boots, carry their "pretty" shoes and then check their boots when they arrive places.....Yeah...like we were supposed to know that! Sheesh!)

Once our feet went from numb, back to burning, then finally back to normal...We were able to enjoy the festive decorations in the restaurant. It was brimming with colorful streamers, balloons and confetti!













We had a wonderful dinner, great wine and toasted one another with some bubbly when the clock struck twelve.


The next day, we all slept in and got massages at the spa in our hotel. It was a great way to start the new year! That evening, we snuck out to the hot tub...



This was the view from our balcony...












We all had a wonderful time relaxing and ringing in the new year!

5 comments:

Morris Family said...

You are so pretty Summer. Looks like you had a wonderful time.

Lauren said...

I wouldn't have known about the boots either! Glad your piggies survived!

Molly said...

LOVE your NYE dress and the pink plaid!
Looks like a fun trip!

Chelsea Talks Smack said...

isnt my state the best ever?! looks like you had fun!

Angie S said...

Awesome...I'm so wishing I was there right now! Vail is amazing!