Plastic sleds and New Year's Eve at Beaver Run - Sunday, December 31, 2006

Sunday, December 31, 2006

Another beautiful day in Breckenridge and everyone is getting in the groove of things.  Everyone is getting more in tune with the mountain and the slopes.  Everyone is not looking forward to the end of the trip, but we know we have to do one thing that we see each and every day outside of our window: sledding down a hill, street style on a plastic sled.  We went to Wal-Mart and bought plastic sleds.  The kids loved this more than skiing and it is alot less expensive.  By the way, if you ever forget any winter clothes or need extras of anything, Wal-Mart has it all at everyday low prices...this slogan is more true here than anywhere else.  I personally do not like the Wal-Mart shopping experience, but it's worth the hassle.

After many hours of zooming down in all possibe combos (solos, family, son/father, daughter/father, friend/friend, etc.), we learned alot.  We learned that sledding in black dress shoes is not a good idea, that one of the Dads did NOT know there was a locker in the basement of the hotel and would store everyting at The Maggie, which was quite far from the hotel, and that the Sports setting on my Canon camera is the BEST.  We got the most amazing photos and videos of this day and it was one of the most memorable moments of the whole trip.

Now, tonight was New Year's Eve and we wanted to do something low key...not in town. We had many kids in the party and we all wanted to congregate somewhere quieter and that can hold us.  So, we planned to have a Spaghetti dinner at the Ss, which was great along with some drinks and we all headed over to Beaver Run where toward the back there was a game room, lounge area that was pretty secluded.  We opted to stay indoors, but we can see the fireworks through the glass windows.  We had the television on set to Dick Clark's Rockin New Year's Eve at Times Square, some iPOD music, some drink, and we were golden.

As the clock struck 12, we celebrated the year, looked forward to the next one, and felt how truly blessed we were to be there celebrating in the snow.  It was a first for me at almost 40!  It was great and we danced and talked into the night.  Until next year we said!  Unitl next year!

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