Dec 172013
 

buddy_keystone_0080Welcome to Keystone, Colorado, the Dittmer’s home away from home! Buddy also enjoys the place, especially when it snows.

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On our first day, we enjoyed wide open slopes and no lift lines; weekday skiing is where it is at! And unlike last weekend, we had a heat wave of mid 20s, but it felt so much warmer with the sun, as she graced us with her presence.

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While we were up there, I took a solitude hike with Buddy to visit the dog memorial up on Soda Ridge; I stumbled upon this years ago by mistake! Since then, we pay tribute a few times a year.

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We lost Ariana’s first dog, Ginger to cancer in 2009, and our dog Porter passed away due to complications with Megaesophagus. They both loved the area and enjoyed running free.

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The beautiful sunset over Lake Dillon

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Saturday was Women’s International Day, so Ariana and I did a modified tree pose showcasing our strength and balance

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On Saturday night, we had dinner at Keystone Ranch! Those who are unfamiliar with this fabulous restaurant, it is a 5-course meal offering, in which all portions are perfectly sized so you can get through until desert. I can never get enough seafood, so I started with a oysters & caviar appetizer, followed with a cheddar cheese cauliflower soup, then a nice palette cleanser salad of pomegranate/apple/jicama/spinach, and the main course consisted of sea scallops on a bed of lentils, and finally to finish it off, was a delicious tiramisu desert!

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Full moon rise on Sunday! Another enjoyable long weekend in the books with some much needed family time. Until next time Keystone…

 

  •  December 17, 2013