This weekend we were honored to be invited out to Steamboat Springs to hang out with my Aunt Marge/Uncle Dave when they rented a house out here for the week. While just 80 miles away from our home as the crow flies, it does take us three hours to get to this place. But we love to drive, and I don’t think there are many places in the United States that are as beautiful to drive through as Colorado…  Here’s the view of the ski area from the opposite hill, which is where we stayed for the night.

The home they rented was absolutely beautiful, the perfect sanctuary for a vacation.

Here’s Satori with her new kitty – Rebecca – that Aunt Marge got her as a gift. Rebecca has not left Satori’s arms! Thank you Marge!!

The home was so accommodating, very tastefully decorated, and I think I counted about 10 beds total in the house. We had the basement floor to ourselves, Satori had her choice of bunk bed. Down there they had a Ping Pong table, and they also had Foosball and darts. With all the bedroom space, I did not expect a separate business office room, but it was very cool. Surrounded by snow, it was just such a beautiful place. It would also rock for a summer vacation, the deck has a nice swing, and previous guests had seen porcupines, skunk, fox…. The house was filled with books of all kinds, plus some Rocky Mountain field guides that I think I will have to get!

We had a wonderful time with Marge, Dave, and their friend Barb. During the day, Satori, Marge and I strolled the streets of Steamboat and drooled over some of the unique shops. Evening time, David and I then learned the card game Golf, which was super fun.

In the morning I went for a peaceful walk further up the hill and took another picture of the slopes…

While we did not ski this weekend, we did go tubing at Saddleback Ranch. This guy was here to greet us on the way in.

Here we are ready to go up the hill. It was so warm that we totally did not need to wear snow suits/pants, but Satori kept hers on just so she would stay dry. Our gloves and hats were taken off very quickly.

This was our first time tubing at an official hill with a tow rope and everything. This picture makes the place look much smaller than it really was, but there were three different slopes to go down. Slow, Medium, and Bumpy Fast.

Even the slow one was super fast, it was such a thrill to go tubing!!!

Here’s David and Satori going down the Medium speed slope, while Mama took one turn out to be the photographer.

Weeee!!!! We can’t wait to return.