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Snow does weird things to people! Why would someone get up at 4:30am, travel for 30hrs half way around the world dealing with airports, delays, customs, no-sleep and a loud self obsessed american woman? Well yes, the answer would indeed be snow.
Since arriving in Keystone we have been treated to almost non-stop snow which has made for some awesome snowboarding, something that occupied my mind since we began organising this RTW adventure.
Highlights so far include:
- flying over Grand Canyon
- riding powder for 3 days straight at both Keystone and Vail
- staying at Vail Lodge and being treated to an outdoor spa while it was snowing and sitting in a late night piano bar (unforgettable!!)
- experiencing the sheer enormity of Vail Mountain
Selbs has been learning to snowboard since arriving.
We are lucky enough to be staying 5 minutes bus ride from the Keystone lifts, at Sarahs, a friend of Annas who is working here for the winter. She lives with Tim and Lisa, whose house it is, both great guys and they all work on the mountain as well, affording us lots of hook-ups and inside knowledge :-).
I am not sure if the town and surrounding area that we are staying is your average 'America' but basically everything is big - big cars, big buildings, big meals, big personalities (aka aforementioned lady on bus), big roads, big fruit, big vegetables and the list could go on...its just darn big. So far the people have been really friendly, only a very few are of the stereotypical type. If I had any gripes it would be LA airport - it was a shambles (Denver was much better!!)
The next couple of days are action packed with some Tubing tonight, ice-skating tomorrow, thermal springs on Friday and of course snowboarding (with a little bit of the night variety thrown in there as well).
Hope everyone is well at home, glad to hear the pink ladies are as dominant as ever!!