Travel

The end of a wonderful trip

It has been much longer than I anticipated since my last post.  I really thought that I would be writing and posting while I was on holidays and I am a little disappointed that I did not.  However, it was not a normal trip and I have a lot of good material to write about over the next few weeks!

We spent the first two weeks of our trip to North America finalising wedding details and plans, with some skiing in between including demoing and purchasing new skis.  In the evenings, when I would normally write, I was spending time with my family whom I don’t normally see because I live overseas.  The third week was our wedding and spending time with family and friends who had made the trip to Colorado to celebrate with us.  (As much as I wanted to write so I didn’t get out of practice, visiting with people was much more important.)  The last two and a half weeks have been the honeymoon, with skiing during the day and dinner and visiting with new friends in the evenings, or sleeping because we were so tired from the day on the slopes. 

It has been an amazing holiday and trip.  Our wedding was everything we had hoped it would be.  The location and venue were great and unique and it was wonderful to have all of our friends and family there.  It had been really cold the two weeks prior to the wedding (in fact, it was the coldest February in about 15 years) but the weather warmed up a just prior to the wedding, which meant we didn’t freeze.  It did, however, make it more likely to snow; and snow it did!  We managed to get some beautiful photos prior to the ceremony.  Then, just before the ceremony it started to snow with big, heavy snowflakes.  I still can’t believe I spent the entire ceremony in just my wedding dress!  I was under the chuppah so that protected me from the snow but I wasn’t cold – must have been the adrenaline because I’m pretty sure the rest of the wedding party was freezing. 

I remember looking out at the guests and I couldn’t really tell who anyone was because everyone was bundled up with hoods, scarves and blankets covering them.  All we could really see was a few eyeballs.  Several guests told us it was the most memorable wedding they’ve been too, and given we had a few Australian guests who had never seen it snow before I’m sure this was true.   I’m writing this on the plane (and posting with in-flight wifi) but I will post a photo or two after we’ve had a chance to go through them properly.

It is sad to have the trip over and to be heading back to real life, but it will be nice to be back in our own space and get back to running.  I’m looking forward to writing more about each of the destinations as well.  So far, I’m planning to write about the following (which hopefully you will find interesting or helpful):

  • Some tips on planning a destination wedding
  • Demoing skis
  • Keystone Resort
  • Breckenridge Resort
  • Arapahoe Basin
  • Park City Mountain
  • Whistler Blackcomb

I’m sure I will come up with some more things to write about as well.

As always, thanks for joining me!

-Ashley

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