Driving into Santa Fe was gorgeous with the sun setting! Road tripping with Cassy & Davy was tons of fun, despite the wrong turns and getting lost.
We finally arrived Friday evening and met Katie and Ben at our hotel lobby for some cocktails before heading to Maria's for the BEST MEXICAN FOOD EVER. The cocktails at Hotel Loretto were so delicious. The Serrano Margarita is my favorite!
Katie & Ben
Cassy & Davy
Saturday it was time to ski!
Hello, extra gloves and such in my pockets. Geez! This is me. Looking like I know how to ski. Trying to be a good sport after my panic attack on the ski lift, I tried to give it a go. I, in fact, got scared out of my mind, squandered halfway down a run, fell to avoid slamming into a sign, and then gave up my quest to finish said run. Ski patrol to the rescue!
See that snow mobile? I got to ride it. See my husband? He was shocked to see me whiz by (the guys had been skiing for a while before the girls and I arrived to the slopes. We had no way to contact each other, but luckily he happened to be at a nearby lift when my ride was escorting me to the mountain lodge) Steven had no clue I was having such a hard time. My spirits were good, though! I got to ride a ski mobile. It was SO MUCH BETTER than skiing!
Katie and Ben were champs!
I proceeded to hang in the mid-mountain ski lodge. Yay for live music, a cozy fireplace, and hot cocoa ;)
my. happy. place, before a blizzard started to head towards us...
(ski clothes add appx. 75 lbs.)
The rest of the group skied a while longer. They met me for lunch and then this crazy blizzard started coming down the mountain. Steven and the girls and I decided to head back into Santa Fe.
The ski patrol didn't want to mobile me down so we sledded instead. It was that or hike. In those miserable boots. I looked injured, but in fact, I simply refused to ski down the rest of the mountain. So in one day, I think I had more fun than anyone on the ski mobile and sled all while losing my pride!
Finally heading back into SF!
The roads were super slick winding back down the mountain. The road was also quite narrow in parts and the ledge was terrifying. Cue another opportunity for panic for me!
And we found a wolfpack on our way back!
Finally back in gorgeous Santa Fe! I was a much happier Meg.
Sunday the girls and I enjoyed sleeping in, a french breakfast, and a spa day! Then we met up with the guys around the art galleries and packed up the car and headed back home.
The trip was a blast! More than anything, we're just grateful to have made friends with two couples willing to join in on a fun trip!
Have you been skiing this season!?