All went well in Vail. Surprisingly there was not the opportunity for internet access that I expected, which caused for my unexpected “blog blackout.” Due to the nature of our trip, I actually did not see much of Vail, so we hope to return someday and explore it more thoroughly.
Once we got to Vail we had the opportunity to upgrade to a very comfortable condo style room with 2 levels and a full kitchen. This helped a lot since I could prepare food myself rather than trying to bring in take out. I did manage to take some pictures from our balcony:
And we got a final picture in the parking lot right before we drove back to Denver. This is me wearing my woven scarf which is my Vail souvenir:
The drive up to Vail from Denver was tiring but rather fun. I think that it didn’t differ much from the area I grew up in, lots of winding roads, steep grades, and tunnels through mountains. I particularly enjoyed seeing some snow on the mountains. The blight which is killing the pine trees was a bit sad to observe.
I did take some time to drive up another mountain on a back road during some free time and afternoon exploring in a small town west of Vail. I’d have done it again but since it rained the next 2 days, I decided to wait.
I finished all but a last row and a cast off of my swallowtail shawl during this trip as well as half a book. Swallowtail must be a fast knit because I barely felt like I had time to knit. Since it is not blocked, I’ll show it off next week. Life is still crazy busy around here with little time for hobbies.