"For I know the plans that I have for you,'declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope." Jeremiah 29:11
Monday, February 11, 2013
Wish You Were There!
Hey Friends~All I can say about our weekend was that it was over the top fantastic! We had a wonderful drive over with blue skies and no snow; came across this herd of Bighorn Sheep but hubby couldn't stop as we had a car coming up behind us pretty fast. I also had the telephoto on and trying to get a shot of the sheep was almost impossible, because they were so close to the car.
The above two shots were from the condo on Friday night after the snow started. It was beautiful, but oh so cold.
We had never heard of the Winter Carnival before and let me tell you that I/we are planning on going back next year. It was such fun-the Main Street, Hi.40 is shut down for the weekend and snow is packed in for the races. I've always said I'm a country girl at heart and I also a bit cowgirl. I have never been to such a wonderful family event; this year Steamboat celebrated their 100th Anniversary of the Winter Carnival and boy did they put on a show. I will say it was so cold that I ended up getting a new pair of snow boots because my Merrill's just weren't keeping me warm or dry. I also learned more about layering and the importance of good heavy wool socks when you are standing outside for hours on end. As you can see, above, local ranchers bring their horses into town and pull children of all ages down Main Street trying to make the fastest time. The children's ages ranged from 5 yrs-15 yrs old; there was also a shovel race where adults rode shovels behind the horses. These were not slow races either-the horses were at a gallop; however there were some little ones that were pulled at a slower pace. Most of the children that live there grow up skiing and participating and let me tell you that they were good. We took so many photos that you can be sure I'll be sharing all week. I was told that the night time fireworks show was exceptional because of the 100th year celebration-but I will say I've never seen a better show in all of my years-that includes Disneyland, Disneyworld and Epcot Center. So stay tuned for more fun!!!!
Hope our dear friends on the East Coast are staying warm and safe!
Hugs, Noreen & Hunter
I am a daughter of the King, saved by grace for 38 yrs. I am married to my best friend and beloved for 39 years. I was born and lived most of my life in Northern Calif. until moving to Colorado. We homeschooled our girls for years and I love encouraging my daughters and others in their homeschooling. Hubby and I are blessed to have two incredible daughters and sons-in-law and 11 grandkids. I love spending time with my family & our dog Hunter, friends, plus quilting whenever I can.