Tanya's Daily Scoop CURRENTLY TRAVELING IN: COLORADO
When NOT to travel on the Interstate 70 in Colorado..
It's the first day of February and I've already got 2 trips under my belt and the third starting in 3 days!!
Feeling the burn! Burn baby burn! Yesterday was a powder day out at Breckenridge. And boy could our quads feel the burn...Powder will do that to ya! Giving ya an even better workout than other days!
Dominic is the foreground and Dave sporting his new RED pants in the background!
It certainly wasn't a day without its share of drama. Cosette was beyond exhausted from the time I woke her up and it never faded.
I had one of my ski poles get caught on a chair lift yet again...
This time it would've been a huge pain in the rear to simply go back down to the bottom of the lift to retrieve it, so luckily once it made its way down to the bottom of the lift, it was handed to another skier to bring back up for me.
And as we were waiting, Cosette's toes began to freeze and we witnessed another person have a glove get caught on the lift - this guy was pissed off, not to mention gloveless in on top of the mountain with temps in the teens. Brrrr.
Cosette is warming up in Mountain Top lodge.
Of course that's not all. It was so crowded for us. We hate the crowds!
And when it's crowded the percentages of idiot skier/riders coming down the slopes with you is definitely increased. Ugh what's wrong with these people?!
Oh how frustrating all of this is for me, when all I want to to do is ski ski ski!
After yesterday's day out on the slopes, we have over a week before we'll be on the slopes once again, but this time in Quebec. Traffic was a miserable mess on the i70, getting back to Denver last night.
For 4 hours the fastest we went was a crawl.
Makes you wonder if ALL the cars were tourists. Because no local in there right mind would sit through the torture on heading eastbound on the i70 on a Sunday.
It was truly a test in patience and on your vehicle...as we saw and passed several either stuck vehicles or peeps who just gave up!
Checking us in at 11,000+ feet!
Well, we are all checked in and will be heading back to Southern California today...
So long as blizzard Kayla doesn't stop us!
I've got so much to do in such a short amount of time... So long as we get home today we'll be heading to choir rehearsal for the kids, and a quarterly associates meeting for me.
Not to mention the unpacking/repacking and all the very very many chores/errands that I need to accomplish before Thursday's flight to JFK!
Well folks, cross your fingers for us, and hopefully I'll be coming at ya straight from the OC in tomorrows Daily SCOOP!
Bye y'all, -T
Elisa's Daily Scoop NEXT TRIP DEPARTS IN: 48 DAYS
Today is the beginning of not only a new week, but a new month as well!
February Already! What I love with the beginning of the new month is that the days are getting ever so slightly longer. I can't tell you how depressed I feel with the short days.
February is certainly full of lots of things --
First of all, it is the month of "LOVE" with Valentine's Day on the 14th. As a result, I thought I would do something fun and feature a different event, location, destination each day that reflect romance and love, until Valentine's Day!
This is also the month that Americans celebrate Black History. Beginning back in 1976, February has been designated as the time to horn great Black Americans and their accomplishments to our culture and way of life.
I'll be doing some special features in honor of Black History month from my visits to local Queens museums dedicated to the life and works of two such African Americans - Louis Armstrong and Lewis H. Latimer. Stay Tuned!!
Last, but certainly not least, this is the month when Winter Break falls.
I have traditionally loved to go away during this time. It's such a great break from the doldrums of winter and the school year.
However, the more and more these girls of mine spend at the barn, the more they want to be there. (I think I've created a monster or should I say, two monsters!)
So, as a result, they begged me to stay local and let them go to "Winter Riding Camp" at Dream Come True Farm.
Knowing how very important this is to my little darlings, that's exactly what we are going to be doing! The things we moms do for our children.
And I thought, since they will be riding all day, I will continue my "Stay-Cation" and do some interesting museum and local attraction visits during this week out on the East End of Long Island Win-Win for both mommy and daughters!
February Love-Travel Talk... Day 1 of February 2016 inspired me to take a look at some of the most Romantic Restaurants throughout the country.
With the help of Gayot, I want to share their Top 10 picks! Please note, that these are listed alphabetically.
Antrim 1844 Smokehouse Restaurant, Taneytown, MD
1. Antrim 1844 Smokehouse RestaurantTaneytown, Maryland American Cuisine Located in the Antrim 1844 Country House Hotel, dinner is a prix-fixe, multi-course affair. Fireplace and wine cellar.
2. Carbone Las Vegas, NV Italian-American Located in the Aria Resort & Casino is classic NYC meets Old Vegas, exemplified by the Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra soundtrack, and attentive service from burgundy tuxedo-clad servers.
3. Elizabeth on 37th Savannah, GA Low Country Cuisine Located in a stately, early 20th-century mansion, Elizabeth on 37th exudes romance, history and the quiet elegance of upper-crust Savannah.
4. Fruition Denver, CO Comfort Food Alex Seidel's charming Denver restaurant may be small in stature, but the elegantly refined comfort food favors is big and bold.
5. Gabriel Kreuther New York, NY Overlooking Midtown's verdant Bryant Park, chef Gabriel Kreuther's eponymous restaurant offers a comfortably luxurious, Alsatian-inspired dining experience with a distinctly New York spirit.
Gabriel Kreuther, NYC
6. Mark's American Cuisine Houston, TX American Cuisine Mark's American Cuisine in Houston is housed in a former 1920s church with soaring ceilings, and the building went through several incarnations before Mark and Lisa Cox opened their restaurant in 1997.
7. Piccolo Sogno Chicago, IL Bold blue walls, a marble bar and terrazzo floors lend modern appeal. Good looks aside, however, the proof is in the food, which trots between crisp pizzas, rosemary and potato gnocchi, and grilled rib-eye steak.
8. Restaurant 1833 Monterey, CA Inhabiting an historic building, the menu of Restaurant 1833 is California fare, which changes constantly, but might include squash soup with bites of apple and ginger suspended in a velvety purée.
9. Veladora Rancho Santa Fe, CA Coastal Ranch Cuisine Veladora at Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa in Rancho Santa Fe, California, has a rustic yet sophisticated hacienda-style setting with wood beam ceilings, iron chandeliers and ample windows.
10. Ysabel West Hollywood, CA American Cuisine This lovely West Hollywood dining retreat offers contemporary American fare, which includes hand-cut pappardelle with Italian truffles, along with creative craft cocktails made with ingredients such as bell pepper and Thai chili.
You can bet that I will be targeting these eateries as I make my way around the country!!