10 Must Do’s In Las Vegas

We just got back from an amazing trip to Las Vegas that was SO long but short. Have ya’ll ever gotten home from a trip and thought… that felt like forever but also went by in a blink of an eye? It’s like post-trip FOMO // depression // can I sleep now?

I don’t normally take early morning/late evening flights unless it’s for work, but I took the cheap route on this trip (flights are cheaper at this time since no one in their right mind would want to fly at these hours for fun).

But I have to pat myself on the back and say… it was actually cool to do SO much in only four days. While I’m still recovering from it all, I’ll sleep when I die!

Our flight arrived at 6:55AM – YES – AM – on Thursday morning and returned to Dallas at 11:30PM on Sunday evening, getting us home around 12:30AM since I checked a bag (girl probs).

We spent four FULL days in Vegas to see our sweet friends get married poolside at The Mirage. It truly was a gorgeous ceremony and fun after party. But we made sure to make a trip out of it as well.

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The Finest Resort – Playa Mujeres, Mexico

Relax. Unwind. Destress. Reconnect.

Words can’t describe the feeling I had after leaving this magical resort. I left pampered, relaxed and full. Not just full of food from our indulgent all-inclusive stay, but also full of happiness and a new sense of peace. Ahhhh…I wish I could live in this state of zen forever!

After a busy start to the year, a break from the daily workflow was much appreciated. World class service, a modern atmosphere, unlimited amounts of delicious food, champagne, and tequila with NOTHING on the agenda. This trip was perfection.

We arrived in Cancun on a Thursday afternoon and stayed until Tuesday afternoon. While 5 nights and 6 days was a good amount of time, I easily could have stayed 3 more nights.

Before arriving, we researched the resort through YouTube and found several clips of bloggers describing their experience at the resort. We saw how much there was to do at the resort and planned to get there with nothing on the agenda.

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St. Thomas: Travel Guide

As I write this post, I am truly at a loss for words (friends may find this hard to believe… somehow I always have something to say :X) But I really am having a hard time finding the words to describe the remarkable beauty we encountered throughout this entire trip. To explain the feelings I had upon departure of the island, my eyes quickly filled with tears as the taxi dropped us off at the Cyril E. King airport. I was saddened to put an end to a week full of exploring, relaxing, reconnecting with the earth around me, and simply clearing my mind in order to return home refreshed and refocused. After doing some research on Pinterest, Google and the traditional asking locals around town, I can confidently share what I feel to be a solid list of things to do in St. Thomas!

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5 Things To Do In Dallas On Saturday Morning

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I know what you might be thinking. Saturday mornings??? This is sleep in time…

Studies show if you wake up on the weekends around the same time you do during the work week, you won’t feel as tired when Monday/the rest of the week comes along. I’m still testing this theory because I am a BIG sleeper. I could sleep all day if I could. But – I know how it feels when you sleep too long (normally 10 hours or more) and it really does ruin the day when your sleep tank is too full.

With a full work week taking up a lot of time and energy, you owe yourself some “me” time. Do something all alone, something new and something that might bring you out of your comfort zone. You’ll be surprised as to what is in store 🙂

There are some really fun things you can do on Saturday mornings to get your day started, and perhaps not feel as guilty once brunch time rolls around.

| 1. Yoga At Klyde Warren Park |

Every Saturday at 10AM, enjoy a FREE yoga class at Klyde Warren Park, hosted by the Dallas Yoga Center. Wake up and start the day feeling centered, stretched and positive. Chicken and waffles at brunch? You got this! You already completed a work out today.

| 2. Dance It Off |

At Lifetime Premier Club, join top fitness instructor Bobbi W. as she leads over 100 students in a dance jam sesh – guys AND girls! Rumor is, a famous Dallas billionaire makes some appearances at this class, you may want to try it. Just don’t try and pitch your latest business venture, he’s not in business mode here.

| 3. Feel The Breeze At White Rock Lake |

White Rock Lake is gorgeous in the mornings. You can watch sail boats or rowing teams drift across the lake as the sun slowly moves towards it’s peak for the day. The dog park is huge and has a separate section connected to the lake. The trail is over 8 miles long leaving you plenty of room to bike or jog along with other Dallasites ready to start their weekend right.

| 4. People Watching At Katy Trail |

If you’re feeling extra Dallas-y this morning, you can head over to the Katy Trail and see what Dallas looks like up close and personal. You’ll see a somewhat diverse crowd, all in some way shape or form dedicated to that Saturday morning work out or walk of shame. Sometimes it’s hard to tell, but on your way down you can stop at Katy Ice House for breakfast or beer.

| 5. Knox & Henderson |

If you’re not into fitness and just trying to get your brunch on, I love eating at Toulouse Café & Bar. You almost feel like you’re not in Texas anymore. Here’s their morning spread. Once you’re done, you can walk around and explore the different stores. Some of my faves include:

Betty Lou: great for cute gifts for any occasion, lots of books, cards, mugs, cups & knick knacks

Apple: I don’t need to explain

Z Gallerie: if anyone wants to give me a $20,000 gift card here, I won’t be mad 🙂

As I spend more time in Dallas, I plan to continue to explore and find new fun places to share. What’s your favorite thing to do Saturday morning? Have you tried waking up around the same time you normally do for work? Push yourself to try this next weekend with a plan to do something new and fun. I promise you won’t regret it!

XXXO ~Mary

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Miami Miami Miami

Well, I’ve fallen in love. And not just with a new city.

Of all the times I’ve visited Florida, I never questioned whether I’d seen it all. Between Destin, Clearwater, Orlando, Tampa, Fort Myers and West Palm Beach, I figured I had been lucky enough to experience the state of sunshine, humidity, white sandy beaches and alligators. What I didn’t realize is that I had been missing out on the main attraction.

Miami is the American paradise. Crystal clear water, soft white sand and a bright blue sky, the geography is what you pay for. In my mind, Miami would be a wild, Vegas-like city with a constant party anthem. The Fontanbleau had plenty of that going on, but there was still a nice, calm, relaxing vibe just laying by the pool or by the beach, hearing the waves come in and spending a day at the spa. It was definitely more relaxing than I anticipated. It’s really all about what you make of it. If you want to go out and party, you can. If you want to stay at your resort, relax, people watch and take in the scenery, you can do that as well.

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| Fontainebleau |

The Fontainebleau Hotel was fabulous. There are several hotel towers on the resort property. We stayed on the 18th floor of the Sorrento tower and enjoyed a breathtaking view of the pool, beach and enitre resort. On Saturday, 50 Cent performed at the pool and we were able to watch from our hotel balcony. My favorite features of the room:

-Jetted tub in the bathroom enclosed by moving doors-leave the doors open to see the rest of the room or close for privacy

-Mac computer work space-I was able to get online when I needed to easily and for not extra cost 😉

-The kitchen set up-there was a mini fridge, ice maker, microwave, dishes, silverware-instead of worrying about where to eat every meal, we were able to make a lot of “in between meals” snacks. Did I mention poptarts? We’re sophisticated like that.

-The balcony- sitting on the balcony and looking over the water or people watching was a favorite <3

-The robes- funny to note this but I tend to be particular about hotel robes… some are too stiff, sometimes they smell weird. Sometimes I question whether they were washed after the previous guest. The robes in our room were a really soft, super stretchy material. They were definitely not the sexiest robe I’ve come across, but they were over-sized and basically swallowed me alive. I felt like a kid again! But damn were they comfortable.

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| Views |

On Sunday we walked down the Miami boardwalk. It was different than the California boardwalks I’m used to, the wide paved sidewalks with open views of the beach, roller blades and joggers. The Miami boardwalk is more narrow built with wooden planks and surrounded by tropical trees. Next time I’d like to go a few more miles down to see what I can get myself into. We walked over the Indian Creek bridge and got a nice photo break there. The hotel had a few charter yachts available for rent, I think the larger vessel in the fleet was around 150 feet? Seemed like they were going for a reasonable rate, perhaps next time we’ll take one for a spin for a day or two.. 😛

The beach was gorgeous and the waves were very calm. It’s been a few years since I’ve been on the Atlantic Ocean. I almost forgot what it was like to be able to walk hundreds of feet out into the water and it be impossible to stand. Although I could’ve ventured further out, I stayed closer to the shore. As I get older, I find myself more fearful of experiencing that first shark encounter and I’ll take drastic measures to ensure that never happens.

The rain came several times during the afternoons, but it was nice to not get completely scorched by the sun. I actually fell asleep during one of the showers. We had a nice little setup under an umbrella, so it did not bother me one bit. Plus, rain always scares people away, so it cleared up the pool and beach areas for a few hours.

The night views were gorgeous. With so many lights, the pool was entirely lit up. We snuck onto the balcony of Hakassan and got some great night shots. The view from the balcony in the evening was stunning as well.

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| Tastes |

There are several restaurants on the hotel property. I try to get a ton of pictures but always manage to regret not taking more. I kept note of the restaurants and cafes we visited…

La Cote: burger, pina colada

This was the poolside bar/restaurant. It was two stories and had its own DJ during the day. The bar was slammed but we got a table pretty quickly. Food was good. Pina Colada was…just that. A sweet, delicious, coconut-y drink. I watched the bartender pour just over a shot of Bacardi in the bottom of the cup and the rest came out of a frozen pina colada machine. Needless to say, even a child wouldn’t have gotten a buzz out of this drink…lucky for them I’m a sucker for anything frozen whether alcohol lives in the drink or not.

Scarpetta: chicken with vegetables, truffle pasta

This was the place you go for date night and pre-night-out-in-Miami eats. Classy vibe, everyone was dressed to the nines or for a night out. The food was pretty incredible. They serve a delicious assortment of breads before dinner. My favorite bread was a crossiant like bread with a small taste of cheese and bacon. Yum! The entrees were amazing, several ingredients and time involved in making these dishes. My only complaint would be the portions were small. Which in the end I was thankful for, there was no overindulging here.

Hakassan: Sunday Drinks

This was the most popular place. It was entirely booked but we managed to grab a drink at the bar. Asian inspired cuisine with hand crafted cocktails. I wish we could’ve gotten a table..next time!

Vida: Sunday Night

A more casual affair, Vida had a large variety of options. Mostly American food. Their signature dish was a family style pick your meat and vegetables plate, served with several side plates and serve wear. A share your plate kind of meal.

Fresh: Monday Snacks

This cafe was just off the pool.. I may or may not have gotten a large triple scoop mint chocolate chip ice cream cone from here. My memory seems to leave me hanging here…

Michael Mina 74: Happy Hour-pink slippers, truffle popcorn

Happy Hour featured several delicious cocktails and craft beers plus free bites! Truffle butter popcorn…to die. Also, tomato mozzarella balsamic vinaigrette bites. Amazing.

| Travel |

I am a self-proclaimed Southwest Airlines lover and fan for life. But I must say how impressed I was by the American Airlines service, specifically on our flight to Miami. We got to fly in the new Boeing – 767. The seats laid completely flat and honestly there were so many directions, up, down, all around… I couldn’t figure out the controls. But I could’ve stayed on that plane for ten hours if I needed to. My fear of flying to Europe may officially be a thing of the past if this is the type of seat I’d get to sit in. Plus, one thing that may have helped: the wine pours were fat. My first “first class” experience, I wish I had been more prepared! Drinks were served with a warmed mix of nuts. To my surprise, the food was good for airplane food. I haven’t indulged in a full meal on an airplane since before 9/11, so I was happily surprised by the quality. Beef, mac&cheese with shellfish, cheese roll and salad finished off by a warm chocolate chip cookie. Needless to say, I don’t think I lost any weight on this trip.

All in all, I loved Miami and I can’t wait to go back and see more. I’d like to send a special thank you to my sweet boyfriend for bringing me to a new city where we could get away from our busy lives and relax for a few days.

Until next time…

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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Cabo Pano

On March 12, 2015, I was unaware of how my life would be changed by an impromptu ‘adult spring break’ trip to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Only ten months after starting my first real job, I decided it was time for me to get out and do what I do best: travel and meet new people. Growing up, my mom traveled all over the states for her job and she would bring me with her as often as she could get me out of school. Traveling is second nature for me and it was time for me to get out of my comfort zone.

I live by the idea – work hard // play hard – and I had spent the previous ten months focused solely on my job and bettering myself for my future. I did work hard, and while I took days off here and there, I hadn’t left home since before I graduated college. So much has changed since I left college in such a short period of time. So many positive things have happened, but with that, some negatives too. I hadn’t taken a serious moment to think and realize how important it is to stop and smell the roses. Advertising is a fast paced, fast moving industry which fits perfectly with my personality and skill set, but what I had failed to acknowledge is the need for reflection and self actualization in the midst of chaos. Vacation and traveling to new places brings you to a place where you can find more about yourself, who you are, what you want, and what you are going to do to get it. I was fortunate to have numerous opportunities growing up to have these kind of experiences, but now that I am the only person in control of my life, I’ve found the importance in forcing yourself to get out of your zone for a bit in order to reconnect. Without further a due, here is the story of the most amazing trip I’ve experienced.

Nightlife

On our first night in Cabo, we hit the town. I was shocked that the bars/clubs were actually not half bad. I’ve visited other Mexican towns and cities but Cabo’s nightlife was similar to places I’ve been to in America. First we visited Pink Kitty, from there it was a back and forth between Vaquero, Mandala and El Squid Row. During the day, we hit Mango Deck where all the college spring breakers were partying. It was pretty sick. Not much elaboration needed here – go if you want to see how bad a$* of a time it is.

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The Boat

On our second day in Cabo we met someone who we now consider a dear friend – Saul! – who would offer us a nice private boat ride to the Arch (famous landmark in Cabo). What we didn’t know we would experience is seeing over a dozen mother whales with their babies breeching in and out of the water. It was incredible. Another exciting unexpected event was not one but two BIG fish caught. A 100 pound marlin and a 30 pound fish (I forget what it was called :P). That was a great experience for the guys on the boat. We drank, danced, swam, fished and had way too much fun for a total of six hours on the water. I would do anything to do it again. After we got off the boat, some of the group was able to eat the fish we caught. The rest of us (the singles) went to Mango Deck for some margs!
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the crew

The Beach/Hotel

Our hotel was all inclusive and let me just say I think I can speak for all of us that our workout regimens and diets pre-trip were completely destroyed during and post trip. But it was so worth it! The rooms were perfectly air conditioned, the pool with a swim up bar was right down the hall, and my favorite – the beach – was just beyond the pool. We played sand volleyball on the beach, threw a football closer to the water, and took TONS of GoPro footage in the water. It was pure bliss.

beach     beach volley

I could write a novel about this trip and will definitely add to this rendition, but for now I will leave it at this.

I LOVE CABO <3

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Cabo Wabo

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On March 12, 2015, I was unaware of how my life would be changed by an impromptu ‘adult spring break’ trip to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Only ten months after starting my first real job, I decided it was time for me to get out and do what I do best: travel and meet new people. Growing up, my mom traveled all over the states for her job and she would bring me with her as often as she could get me out of school. Traveling is second nature for me and it was time for me to get out of my comfort zone.

I live by the idea – work hard // play hard – and I had spent the previous ten months focused solely on my job and bettering myself for my future. I did work hard, and while I took days off here and there, I hadn’t left home since before I graduated college. So much has changed since I left college in such a short period of time. So many positive things have happened, but with that, some negatives too. I hadn’t taken a serious moment to think and realize how important it is to stop and smell the roses. Advertising is a fast paced, fast moving industry which fits perfectly with my personality and skill set, but what I had failed to acknowledge is the need for reflection and self actualization in the midst of chaos. Vacation and traveling to new places brings you to a place where you can find more about yourself, who you are, what you want, and what you are going to do to get it. I was fortunate to have numerous opportunities growing up to have these kind of experiences, but now that I am the only person in control of my life, I’ve found the importance in forcing yourself to get out of your zone for a bit in order to reconnect. Without further a due, here is the story of the most amazing trip I’ve experienced.

Nightlife

On our first night in Cabo, we hit the town. I was shocked that the bars/clubs were actually not half bad. I’ve visited other Mexican towns and cities but Cabo’s nightlife was similar to places I’ve been to in America. First we visited Pink Kitty, from there it was a back and forth between Vaquero, Mandala and El Squid Row. During the day, we hit Mango Deck where all the college spring breakers were partying. It was pretty sick. Not much elaboration needed here – go if you want to see how bad a$* of a time it is.

lastnight

The Boat

On our second day in Cabo we met someone who we now consider a dear friend – Saul! – who would offer us a nice private boat ride to the Arch (famous landmark in Cabo). What we didn’t know we would experience is seeing over a dozen mother whales with their babies breeching in and out of the water. It was incredible. Another exciting unexpected event was not one but two BIG fish caught. A 100 pound marlin and a 30 pound fish (I forget what it was called :P). That was a great experience for the guys on the boat. We drank, danced, swam, fished and had way too much fun for a total of six hours on the water. I would do anything to do it again. After we got off the boat, some of the group was able to eat the fish we caught. The rest of us (the singles) went to Mango Deck for some margs!
boat

the crew

The Beach/Hotel

Our hotel was all inclusive and let me just say I think I can speak for all of us that our workout regimens and diets pre-trip were completely destroyed during and post trip. But it was so worth it! The rooms were perfectly air conditioned, the pool with a swim up bar was right down the hall, and my favorite – the beach – was just beyond the pool. We played sand volleyball on the beach, threw a football closer to the water, and took TONS of GoPro footage in the water. It was pure bliss.

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I could write a novel about this trip and will definitely add to this rendition, but for now I will leave it at this.

I LOVE CABO <3

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Las Vegas, Nevada

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Post-Vegas Update: what a trip. I’m ready to go back.

My first experience in Vegas was fun, but now that I’ve set my foot down there, I’d like to have a more planned out trip for my next visit. This visit was unplanned and we just went with it. While this is fun, it was spring break. It was packed and all the DJs we planned on seeing had sold out shows. With a little more planning and thinking ahead (partially my fault), next time will be a blast.

Some highlights:

The Hardrock Hotel

We stayed at the Hardrock and I loved it. The pool rocked (pun intended) and so did the food. We were regulars at Pink Taco and Mr. Lucky’s. FU wasn’t bad either. I also liked the room- it was clean, updated and the beds were extra soft. Perfect place to stay, just off the strip. We walked a few times to the strip, about a mile. Not bad if you’re in shape!

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The Bank at the Bellagio

On our first night, we got to experience The Bank. New to the Vegas club scene, I thought it was wild that it had it’s own escalator (I later found out many clubs have this kind of entrance). I felt I was about to enter the Rolls Royce of night clubs. We got together with a couple behind us in line who were also from Texas and bought bottle service. This was definitely the way to go: no waiting in line, no pushing people over for a drink at the bar, and the best part of all: a body guard to keep out all of our over-intoxicated “peers” from our table and VIP area. The club experience for me now is different than four years ago. I don’t necessarily enjoy being shoulder to shoulder with hundreds of sweaty, wasted twenty-somethings (or fake-id holders). So having our own table, a place to sit and an unlimited supply of drinks was more than ideal. I can’t wait to go back.. I know the nightlife gets even better than what I got to see.

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The Venetian

On Sunday afternoon, we explored the strip. One of our first stops: The Venetian hotel. I am the cheesy type who saw a post on Pinterest about their gondola rides. So we definitely hopped on one of those bad boys. We floated along the inner (air-conditioned) channel and were serenaded by our talented coxswain. After our float on the Venetian river, we enjoyed a delicious slice of pizza on our way out.

Oh and I met Justin Timberlake.

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The MGM Pool (Almost Wet Republic)

After hearing all the buzz about the Wet Republic, we walked almost a mile through the MGM to get to our destination. We arrive at the pool and were directed down a path leading the daytime pool club. Half way down the path, we notice an opening to the pool. Thinking we just skipped the line and overpriced cover, we immediately split to find drinks. Our friends eventually met us and we felt accomplished: we are at the coolest pool in Vegas, and we got in for free!

…wrong. It seemed like a pretty poppin pool? We were listening to a DJ and the pool was packed. Come to find out (after asking around), we were at the marvelous MGM pool! Wet Republic was right behind us, slightly above us and out of our vision. All we could see from where we sat was the bouncer who checked IDs.

The Cosmopolitan

After a little touching up after the pool, we headed straight to the Cosmo via limo! I wanted to see the chandelier bar and wanted to have a Cosmo at the Cosmo. I loved this hotel and would love to stay there next time we visit. I also hear it attracts the younger generation, which is fine considering I’m the prime target for this hotel. The chandelier bar was beautiful! I swear the chandelier was never ending. Although I didn’t get a “Cosmo”, I enjoyed a nice glass of champagne.

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Planet Hollywood

Our last stop on our last night was Planet Hollywood. Although I wished I could see Britney Spear’s show, I could at least admire all the memorabilia since, after all, her residence is at PH. Our limo driver told us her show hasn’t received great reviews and is a waste of time. I really don’t care. It’s Britney Spears. I just want to hear all her songs in a live (lip-synced) concert. Don’t get me wrong- I haven’t forgotten about my number one favorite singer who has real vocal talent. The amazing. Christina Aguilera. I can only dream she gets residence in Vegas one day. Probably not. But I can dream.

Back to PH: We ended up getting another bottle service which was perfect for our last night. We relaxed, danced, enjoyed VIP and ended our stay on the right note.

Vegas, it was nice meeting you. I’ll be seeing you again.

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Vail, CO

A New Year Well Spent in Vail, Colorado

I stayed in Vail, Colorado from December 27-January 2, 2014. Boy had I missed Colorado.

My first stop was in Durango with my mom for another one of her business trips. Durango is a small resort town just North of New Mexico. I enjoyed seeing the town my mom always talked to me about. They have a train ride (we weren’t able to go on) and a historical downtown district. We arrived on Christmas day when everything was closed, so we weren’t able to get the “full” Durango experience, but we still made our own fun as always. My mom went to work the next day and I worked away from the office editing a video for my job. The next day we drove back to Albequerque (where we originally flew into) and I caught a flight on Southwest to Denver, a short 2-hour drive from Vail. I arrived in Vail Friday evening.

Day 1 (Saturday, December 28th): This was my first day of ski school. I’d only been skiing once, in North Carolina, and I thought I would get it down instantly. I was wrong. I attended a half day of ski school and decided to go ahead and “ski” on down the mountain.

Let’s just say I got down the mountain without breaking any bones. But it wasn’t pretty. Afterwords, I definitely took advantage of the hot tub and some cold Coors Light (I was pretty excited to hold my beer out in front of me and look at the rockies on the can with the real rockies in the background).

Day 2 (Sunday, December 29th): We took a break from skiing, and went to the next town over to watch The Wolf Of Wall Street. I loved this movie, but I do agree with critics that we got the point of all the drugs, alcohol and partying. Maybe cut 15-30 minutes of it, the movie still would’ve been great.

Day 3: (Monday, December 30th): I took another shot at skiing on this day. It was better but not perfect. I basically hung out on the bunny slope for half the day. The other half, I slid down the green slopes.

Day 4: (Tuesday, December 31st): On this day, I got to ski with my boyfriend and his “uncle”- Randy. He’s basically an expert at skiing, been skiing for over 40 years.

I had high anxiety on this day. I was starting to get anxious and down on myself since I hadn’t “mastered” skiing. I like to be good, if not the best at the things I do. I like to think I’m athletic enough to pick up most sports, so I was really disappointed in myself and wasn’t in the best of spirits.

Luckily, I received some help that moved me to the next level. Randy helped me with my stops, which were the hardest for me to master. He also helped build my confidence. After going down a couple slopes, I was getting better and I felt better. I still felt a little anxious, but I knew I had control. We went all the way down the mountain and ended in Vail Village. Funny thing is, they tricked me and brought me down blues the whole way. I was still a little scared, but I pushed through and got down only falling once.

Once we got to the bottom, we definitely made a stop at Garfinkel’s to enjoy a beer. I felt so accomplished! That’s one of the biggest reasons I love trying new things- although I can’t expect myself to be perfect at something new the first go around, it’s such a rewarding feeling when you’ve achieved a goal. My goal was to learn to ski and not look like a complete fool while doing it. Maybe next time I’ll learn to snow board.

Later this night, we went out for New Years to a cool place in Vail Village. I forgot the name, but it was a nice restaurant, pretty large on the inside. There was a band and a champagne toast at midnight. The songs the band played were a mix of oldies and songs from today. We definitely had fun and rang in the new year the right way.

Day 5: (Wednesday, January 1st) We watched skiers ski down the mountain from the living room and patio on this day. We were worn out and relaxed. There was a lot of cleaning and packing to do. We went out to eat for dinner and watched the Baylor football game. I was sad to leave, it was so much fun and so beautiful in Vail. But between the physical and mental requirements of skiing for the first time, I was also extremely tired. It was time to say good bye.

This is a trip I will never forget. I’ve visited Colorado several times before, but not like this. I am so blessed and am thankful for the people who have been in my life and allow me to enjoy these experiences.

 

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