Thursday, January 26, 2017

Winter Is Here.

Wow. We have been keeping busy and I can't believe I haven't updated this blog now in two months. Here we are in 2017 with some awesome experiences already created and memories made. Yes, we are still in Buena Vista, Colorado and yes, we're still watching over the rafting company. Who knows what the future holds but this could be our last winter doing this. We aren't quite sure yet so we just allow the days to continue on and see where our path leads us.

In the mean time, Chris has received a promotion up at Monarch Mountain which he is loving. He is now the Assistant Lift Operations Supervisor which allows him the opportunity to ride all over the mountain, drive snowmobiles, as well as has many other awesome perks. And since he is up there full-time, the kids and I have had several opportunities to ride with him, eat lunch, explore his office and make Monarch our second home. We're all enjoying this phase in our journey that allows us to experience snow as well as become more seasoned snowboarders and skiers. The kids have progressed so much just from the beginning of December.

Besides exploring the mountain, we've been doing lots of art and school work. The snow this season started off so incredibly slow but has now changed paths and has been dumping like crazy. In one week alone, Monarch received 6 feet of snow. They've actually had to close the resort twice this year because of too much snow. The highway leading to the resort was just too dangerous for vehicles and so they closed in fear of avalanches. Just insane. At this time two years ago, we were frolicking on the beaches of Florida and here we sit today building snowmen, skiing off jumps and learning about avalanche mitigation. They are different in so many ways but both the same as far as experiencing life to the fullest.

As of right now, we don't have a ton of plans for this year but we're excited for the friends and family who will come out to visit us. I'm sure we'll have some camping trips planned and maybe a trip west but as of current, we just live to enjoy what is in front of us and at the moment, that is snow. Lots of snow!

If happiness is the goal- and it should be, then adventures should be a priority. 
-Richard Branson.