For Christmas/Beard family reunion, we flew to Colorado for a week in the snow. It was pretty cold for picture taking, but I managed a few (once it stopped blizzarding). Somehow didn't get any proof that anyone else in the family was there - hopefully I'll get a copy of the group photos eventually.
For now - here are a few shots of me and John clowning around on the slopes of Monarch ski area:
John rocking his new Android hat (popular opinion seemed to think it was a frog or a Shrek, but one lift operator figured it out):
For some uphill workout, we did a bit of snowshoeing, including once in a minor snowstorm. Kind of get the impression that John is like "how did I get here?"
All that snow made for some great skiing:
But we did have to stay pretty well bundled up.
Beautiful Colorado scenery (once it stopped snowing all day and night):
We were also lucky to spend a couple days with Danny and Eric. Danny suggested visiting Winter Park to see their Christmas Eve "Torch Parade" - fun!
The parade was super cool - skiers carrying torches coming down the slopes, with fireworks overhead, and special guest Santa on a sleigh. Awesome.
It was worth the chilly fingers and toes!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year everyone!