Wolf creek: Day 6

Well it’s been awhile since “day 6,” but I’d figure I’d go ahead and recap what we did, especially since it was Valentine’s Day.

It was actually a very uneventful day. Since it was our last day, Scott decided not to go skiing one last time, and just stay with me and take it easy. And take it easy we did!

We took our time waking up and eating breakfast. We watched a movie that we rented from the office and played a few more games of yahtzee. I gave Scott his Valentine’s gift before going to lunch. We don’t make a big deal about Valentine’s Day gifts, but rather experiences. We love trying new foodie restaurants in Austin, so we try to go to one of those kinds of places. Since we were skiing this year, that counted as our  “experience.” I did give Scott a little something though.
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And a really sweet card…
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Scott loved the card! He also loved the gift inside the box.
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Scott hung the BBQ hanger the next day when we got home. I actually said it was from me and the dogs because someone Melvin likes to steal his BBQ utensils and destroy them. I figured it would be a good idea to keep them out of his reach!

After lunch, we lounged around, packed up, and I read a bit while Scott answered some emails. The dogs kept me company.
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We made reservations at a restaurant called the view. It looked really fancy in the pictures, and there had been some remodeling. But I’d say the overall experience was ok. We were seated such that we could see the view of the bar TV, which had the olympics on. We could not stop watching the women’s skeleton race. So romantic, let me tell you!

We did share a bottle of wine. I had steak, and Scott had shrimp and grits, which he really liked! My steak was very tender and good as well.

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Soon after that we were hitting the road to come back home. I was so so grateful for our home sweet home when we eventually arrived into town. (12 hour drive). It was a fantastic trip. Bye little log cabin. Hope to see you again!
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Wolf Creek: Day 5

First off, Happy Valentine’s Day!!! It’s our last night in Pagosa Springs, and we will be touring the town and going out to a nice dinner tonight. What are you doing for Valentine’s day? Do you like to celebrate this holiday? I love it :)

Day 5 was my last and final day of skiing! And what an amazing day of skiing it was. It was like spring skiing. Bright blue skies, not a cloud in sight. Gorgeous. My main goal for this ski day was to ride up the tallest lift and get a picture of me and Scott on the top on the mountain. That was it! We marked that goal off the list early on.
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See, isn’t it gorgeous up there!

We skied for 4 hours. I got 10 runs in and I was pooped.

The rest of the day we spent time with our dogs, turned in my skis, and what do you know, ate dinner. We picked Kips if you’re curious. It’s similar to wahoos fish tacos. They were delish!

The olympics filled our night along with two games of yahtzee.

…I think I’m ready to come home. I’m missing the gym and my own bed!

Wolf creek: Day 4

Day four was technically our “rest” day. Rest day meaning we didn’t go skiing… We did however do a whole lot of other fun things!

After breakfast we traveled over to a “point of interest” called Treasure Falls. We brought our snowshoes along with us for some hiking. The falls were absolutely amazing. I’ve actually never been snowshoeing before, but I can say that I really liked it. It was a lot of fun and surprisingly a good workout.



Treasure Falls!!!


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Of course we had to get a selfie with the falls



The views were amazing! It didn’t hurt that it turned out to be a gorgeous day too!



After our hike, we thought it would be good time to go check out the natural hot springs.

Sidenote: We were surprised with a postcard and two tickets to the hot springs when we checked into our cabin. My mom and Bob were driving through Pagosa Springs a few weeks ago and left our tickets with the office. It was such a sweet gesture!


We took advantage of the springs after snowshoeing.

This is overlooking the pools.


The first one we went to was about 100 degrees! It was like a warm bath… All natural heating. It was incredible!



This is what it looks like in it’s raw form.


The mineral water was so soothing, and made our skin really soft. A lot of people were asking if we were freezing after getting out… Well actually, no we were sweating! I had to keep getting out to cool off when we were in the 105 degree pool. But, it was SO relaxing! You can just pop around to different pools with different temperatures.

Since the springs are right in the middle of downtown, we decided to walk around the little town and check out the shops. We came across this little sign and had to take it home with us. It’s just so fitting.


We had dinner at a little mexican hole in the wall that was recommended by a local. It was good. But I guess just different than the Tex-Mex I get in Austin. I’ve realized I have talked a lot about food this trip. Scott said we are eating our way through Pagosa. I guess it’s not that bad when you’re skiing/hiking all day long. That’s what I’m going with anyways!

We got home, played a few games of yahtzee and went to sleep!