Jeremy and I just returned from a fabulous filled vacay to Montrose, CO to visit my brother Matt and his wife Dorcha. They definitely know us well and planned are days full of physical activities and delish food.
Day 1: J and I went snow shoeing in Black Canyon National Park.
the nice thing about snow in Colorado is that it has sunshine to go with it
J’s my junior ranger
Harley catching some rays
where Matt and Dorcha get their WOD’s in the first night they prepared a wonderful dinner for us…
fine wine and coffee/spice rub for the elk….yes ELK! Matt’s knew passion is elk hunting with his bow.
VERY TASTY and LEAN!
Dorcha prepare Borsch (a beet soup from Poland) SO GOOD! Sad that I don’t have a pic 🙁
we were really spoiled
love the dogs…Harley and Maggie…J can we pleeeaaaseee get one?
Day 2: Cross Country skiing at Grand Mesa…North America’s largest mesa Matt, J, Harley, Maggie, Bell and I
we almost lost the dogs in the snow look at all that snow! Can you see the stop sign?
after 12 miles of CC skiing, a greasy spoon diner was just what we were looking for
LOOK: you can even get your wedding cakes there…sweeet, a one stop shop!
man did it hit the spot
Matt made pork ribs for a guy’s night of poker at his friend’s house.
Day 3:Feeding the bees and back country snow shoeing
Matt raises his own bees and gives us jars full of sweet nectar!
Next he wants to raise a grass fed cow and pigs….we’ll start calling him Old McDonald
while snow shoeing the back country we came upon an old abandoned mining town
a storm rolled in and things got a little sketchy, so we decided it was time to head home
good thing J built me this snow cave to stay warm 🙂
Day 4: Skiing in Telluride and a Valentine’s Dinner
Matt and Dorcha treated us to a Valentine’s dinner at La Marmotte in Telluride
delish! tuna and lamb…can’t remember the fancy menu descriptions Dessert: Berry Cheesecake and Warm Molten Chocolate Cake with espresso ice cream… YUM
Day 4: more skiing in Telluride
a bright and sunny day brought awesome views
the gang….J, Me, Dorcha and Matt
the town of Telluride
Matt and J enjoying a bloody mary around the fire pit
Telluride=Breathtaking (and I’m not just talking about the altitude)
Matt, Jeremy, and Dorcha hiked Bald Mountain to get to some good powder
then it was dinner at the Stryker’s (Matt and Dorcha’s pals)
carpaccio with fresh grated parmesean
tuna tartar salsa and spring rolls…did I mention the food was out of this world!? boiling oil for fondue
the dippers: chicken, beef, seasoned shrimp
more ribs and more amazing cuts of beef
all in all we have much to be thankful for…
wonderful family, new friends, good memories, and full bellies