A bend in the road is not the end of the road unless you fail to make the turn....
"The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers." M. Scott Peck
Life is not the way it's supposed to be, it's the way it is. The way you cope with it is what makes the difference. Virginia Satir
Sunday, November 28, 2010
from being able to relax and enjoy every moment. The house was neatly tucked away at almost 9,000 feet with nobody close enough to care for wearing clothes. And yes, we did cook holiday dinner (and hearty breakfasts every morning!).
Hard to believe there are people who don't want to live in the mountains or don't like snow (we are counting days, ergh, years)...
because everything here whispers "love"...
We had a great mountain loop 5 minutes away, which we checked out as soon as we dropped our bags at the house...
and even better 5M loop that started behind the house we stayed in, and we did this one every morning at a crack of dawn, in -6F (-22C) - who said it's cold? It just means you are not dressed for the weather! Felt like home...
We climbed the double-diamond of Angels Fire ski area, where the only other living creature visited was a bear (who's footsteps helped us plant our own feet),
and ran down with magnificent views. The altitude did give me breathing problems, but I'd take those over humidity problems any day!
We went skiing, me - after 7 years break, and Larry - after all of 15!
And Larry exercised precision and perfection in form,
while I zipped at the neck-breaking speed, showing why I am a downhiller.
We visited Rio Grande river canyon (yikes!)and had dinner at a neat place in Taos!
All in all, we had a wonderful trip, lots to be thankful for!