West Virginia: Skiing into the new year (Hello 2015)

Happy new year!

This year we spent New Year’s Day in West Virginia skiing at the Timberline resort. We made the 6 hour drive early that morning (and of course, making Kyle stop for photo-ops along the way). We stayed in a nice, slopeside cabin, with his family, and his sister-in-law’s family. Being that everyone is grown up and living their own lives, it was really nice to see everyone together. We played games, with legos, ate tons of food, explored the resort (aka- the bar) and I skied as much as my little lets would allow! The “beginner” slopes were surprisingly advanced but I made it down comfortable and had a blast! I wore all the beanies, and only leggings (duh) and just really enjoyed the little winter wonderland for the weekend. By the time I got home, I was anti-paints, feeling like ski-pro, and was not ready to return to the every day hustle.

The drive home was foggy, icy, windy, and  everything else you’d hate to run into while driving.Terrifying. We took all the time we needed and eventually made it home! 

We did make a pit-stop for dinner in Fredericksburg, VA. I’m not sure why we love it there so much but whenever we’re close, we always stop for food, and Wegman’s for their Italian bread

I’ve also been fighting off a serious travel bug (Let’s be real – I’m always fighting the travel bug.), and this little mini-vacation definitely helped me! I think I sometimes get stuck in the same routine, going to the same job, and doing the same things every day that eventually, I get to this point where I just need to get out or do something different. I am really the type of person that absolutely craves a change of scenery, so every change I get, I take! This was an especially nice break from the norm. I’ve lived on the flatlands of the east coast all of my life, and I think that’s where my fascination with the mountains comes from. There is something truly magnificent about how large they are! All I can think about is how they came to be and “How do I get up there??

 

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