Two years! It’s been two whole years since Tony and I tied the knot on December 3, 2016 – the best day ever!! When I think that it has been two years, I am just shocked because 1. I can’t remember life BEFORE only two years and 2. I can’t believe it’s ONLY been two years! Two years flies by! Tony and I love to travel – this is not a secret. So usually for presents to each other (Christmas, anniversaries, birthdays, etc.), we would always rather go on a trip together instead of buying material things. It’s the best way for us to connect and we get to experience parts of the world together! Win, win! Since last year we chose Napa & Portland as our anniversary destinations, we decided to have our anniversary trip in Vail, Colorado for 2018!
In order to get to Vail, you have to fly into Denver and then drive about 2 hours in the mountains to get to the resort that you are actually staying at. A lot of people suggested that we stay in Denver for an hour or two, drink plenty of water and eat before heading into the mountains to help with altitude sickness. We totally took this advice to heart and we LOVED driving through Denver! We ate lunch at Linger, a restaurant that MANY people had suggested, and it. was. delicious!! I would 100% recommend this place to anyone who is visiting Denver.
After lunch, we drove straight to The Pines Lodge in the Beaver Creek Resort! They upgraded us FOR FREE which was an awesome surprise. When we walked into our room, we could clearly see the upgrade – the view was SPECTACULAR! We crashed shortly after arriving, prepared to get up and walk around the resort the next day. We took the gondola up to the top of the first little mountain to take in the view.
Beaver Creek has TONS of little shops and restaurants just in the little village square. We ate lunch at the Chophouse, right there facing the slopes! It was definitely too cloudy and snowy for us to go skiing and snow boarding (I ski, Tony snowboards), so it was perfect that we were going to be saving that adventure for the next day when the weather was PERFECT.
The next day was MOUNTAIN DAY! We couldn’t wait to go skiing and snowboarding! I’m not even kidding when I say that these mountains are no joke. It would take me 45 minutes to get down the mountain. 45 MINUTES. I was terrified – and I have been skiing my whole life! Tony of course was not scared and he just flew down the mountain and would wait at the bottom for me haha!
Our last day, we woke up early to fly back home! There was one photo that I wanted the most that I saw on the drive in, and it was the last photo that you see here on this post of Georgetown Lake. On the drive in, this was completely sunny and you could see tons of people ice fishing on the lake! Unfortunately, on the drive back to the airport, we were in the middle of a snow storm, so this is what I got! But no worries, we will definitely be making more trips to visit this amazing part of Colorado!