Monday, March 23, 2009


Well, we left Tuesday after work and rolled into Taos around 12:30 p.m. It was a longer drive than we thought, but we made a couple of small detours so I think it should really only take around 6 hours. We were so tired when we finally arrived, but we were still game to get up bright and early the next morning for skiing.

Here's Marty and I at lunch on the first day.

Adam was my personal ski instructor the first day. I appreciate his patience. Everyone other than Marty and myself is seasoned skiiers so I was pretty nervous at first. I knew Marty would be fine because he doesn't mind being slightly out of control and going fast. Me, on the other type A personality comes in quite strong in relation to skiing.
Those of you who know me well, know that I typically always play it safe. I don't like to be out of control at any point in time. So this part of skiing was a bit hard for me. I'd get to going to fast and completely forget about form and revert to snow plowing.

I think Clay said, "Snow plowing is like a drug. It feels so good at the beginning, but ends up hurting you in the long run." I was very sore after the first day so I guess he was right.

I just knew I'd prove myself on the second day, but I actually think my form got worse. Oh well, at least Maurine and I looked cute, right?!
We never got a group shot...sad day! I always LOVE the ones of the group with the picturesque mountains in the background. We'll have to plan for that next year.

Friday we opted not to ski and went downtown, saw Lindsey and ate at Outback Pizza-so yummy! Friday night we ate at Guadalahara Grill. I LOVE their guacamole! I can't believe it's been almost three years since Marty and I had been to Taos. It's gone by so fast!

Marty and Lindsey at Horse Feathers.

Marty and I both got to take advantage of holding two very sweet boys during the trip. I think Caden and Nolan were both fascinated with Marty's beard.

The views are always breathtaking in the mountains, but the sky was especially gorgeous Friday night. I took these from right outside the Spencer's house.

Adam was on the hunt for a bollo tie, but finally gave in and bought a sweet deer antler and turquoise belt buckle. Here he is lookin' sporty in Taos Cowboy.

Saturday we returned to the square and did some last minute shopping before it was time for everyone to load up and say their goodbyes. I did talk Marty into eating somewhere good before we got on the road. Lindsey's suggested we eat at 5 Star Burger. Marty had the Taos burger and I had a turkey burger with peach chutney and we split sweet potato fries. It was oh so good!

I must admit, I feel extremely blessed to have been able to take off and go spend a few days with our wonderful friends. It was a much needed adult spring break!


erin f. said...

What a fun time! I better not let Todd see these pictures because he hasn't been skiing in a long time and he loves it more than anything in the world. Also, I am very empressed with Marty's facial hair. He looks like a rustic cowboy/rancher.

Sweet Simplicity said...

I'm horrible at skiing! I'm glad you guys had a good time!

Kendra said...

Glad yall had a great time! Sounds like you and I would be a good ski couple. I like to ski, but I hate going fast. I prefer to "take my time" which usually means "snow plow and stay in control!" :)