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After staying at Keystone, we headed to Copper Mountain, another resort that apparently the locals like to use. We stayed in a gorgeous condo that was right smack in the middle of the resort village. This was also arranged by Colorado Ski Country just like our Keystone stay.
Others continued to ski or snowboard, but in the late afternoon, we all met up for snow tubing. My gosh, that was fun! I started with the slower trail, screaming my way down, afraid I'd crash and hurt my belly. But as I realized there really was no way I'd turn over, since the slopes are carefully built, I ventured onto more. Dav and I held on to each other's tubes, got a spinning start by one of the operator dudes, and went flying down. It felt like a roller coaster and Dav laughed his head off watching me scream my lungs out. I highly recommend it!
Later, we all met for an après ski drink, and I enjoyed a virgin cosmo. At dinner, we found the cutest dog decked out in doggy booties, waiting for his master. Up to then, weather had been quite nice, but by dinner, it got down to -8, rare for CO, and very cold indeed.
The last pics are of our condo. There was a photo frame on the fire mantle with a couple in front of a mountain. I guess this was to make the condo feel homey. Dav promptly left his mark by drawing in a cute dinosaur popping up in the mountains (it's hard to see, but it's there to the right of the white square glare on the picture close-up).
Overall, it was another fantastic stay. However, the altitude did catch up with me, no matter how much water I drank. The last night I didn't sleep well, had to put on a humidifier, and still woke several times dehydrated. By morning, I was exhausted. We had to wake early to get our shuttle back to Denver airport, and I was completely out of it.
Then when we got to Denver, our flight to SF was cancelled, so we had to be rerouted to Oakland. Luckily, everyone else was heading that way to attend the Tech Crunch Naked Conversations launch party, and Buzz kindly drove us all the way from Oakland to SFO so we could pick up our car. I wanted to go to the party, but was pretty much in bed from 5pm until the next morning!
I've known Buzz via Active Words, but on this trip got to know a lot more about him and all his amazing personal stories. We discovered that the house in Parenthood with Steve Martin was Buzz's! Dav and I promptly rented it last night to see his house. It was actually a touching movie and I got all teary-eyed by the end (yes, I definitely am more teary-eyed than normal and try to hide it it's so embarrassing).
hmmn: musings from the far east(erwood)
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