It has been a little while since my last post. We have been a little busy. 1/13/2010 – 1/18/2010 we were on a little beer tour of Colorado, I hope to post some pictures of this little adventure. Our time involved a lot of beer, the thong song and a few minor injuries. It was great times. One of the most memorable moments from the trip was snowshoeing. Here is a little synopsis of a conversation between Gordon (planner) and snowshoeing guide.
Gordon – “We are here on a beer tour but we would like to get out and see the national park, we are all out of shape and here to drink beer”
60-year-old tour guide who works out every day multiple times – ” I have a great 5 mile hike planned for you, we start at 8,200 feet and we climb up to 10,000 feet, real easy”
Gordon – ” We are all fat and here to drink beer oh and we are from sea level”
Tour guide – “No problem it will be easy”
Drive to National Park
Tour Guide – “If we can’t park there go on up about a half a mile, I know a shortcut”
We park, everyone gets out of the car
Tour Guide – “Follow me” (down a 60 degree incline hill covered with snow and ice as his leg falls about a foot and a half into the snow) What a great shortcut.
I fall down
Tour Guide – “Come on guys go ahead of the ladies and make some tracks” He says to me “Don’t try to slide down you will fly down this hill”
Kat’s inner self – “Did he think I sat down on purpose”
Finally we get on the trail and we start moving at a very slow pace. The hike was fun and it was very beautiful, but it was hard and we were out of breath a lot.
We get back to the shop to turn in our gear and the heels of my feet had hurt pretty much the whole hike. When I pulled of my boots I had blisters (no skin) on the backs of both of my heels.
Ashley says I guess those boots where not worn in
Tour Guide says feet wear in not shoes.
Wow I feel really good about myself.
All in all we had a fabulous time with friends and drinking beer.
We also drove snowmobiles and took a ghost tour at the Stanley.