Last week, I competed at Vail Invitational. I love the competition in Vail...more for the excuse to visit Vail than actually competing a long program at over 8,100 feet above sea level! It's amazing how going up an extra 2,000 feet in elevation makes such a difference. My short program went pretty well and my long was semi-decent, but most importantly I learned what I need to fix before Collegiate Nationals next month.
checking in to our hotel in Snowmass, was a visit to Maroon Bells! Maroon
Bells are gorgeous as were the hiking trails around them. I was surprised to
learn that they are the most photographed mountains in North America, given that
they're not all that accessible.
has handmade gifts and trinkets and Explore Booksellers, a great independent
bookstore! Since I can't go in a bookstore without buying at least one
book, I had to buy two! My reading list is getting quite long. I'd
like to visit Sanibel Island later this summer and read The House on Mermaid
Point at the beach! Lost Luggage is set in the three European cities I
visited last year: London, Paris, and Barcelona so of course I had to buy it! The evening was spent around the pool with a book (and occasional trips in the pool to cool down).
I have a trip to New Mexico planned in early August, but I'd like to visit or re-visit a couple more Colorado cities if I can this summer. Any suggestions on which should top my list?