We’re on a very brief visit to ski Colorado with family and in between spend a few nights with old friends and family too. After a scary drive south from LAX on a very busy 405 freeway our first night was spent in San Diego renewing our friendship with the Diamonds. They live in a most spectacular part of the Californian west coast that enjoys a wonderful climate year round.
Breakfasting with Alice and Doug Diamond in their dining room that overlooks the beach seen below.
Breakfast included the Southern American’s staple of corn grits – a savoury dish served with dollops of butter and salt and pepper. It’s not only served at breakfast but also as a side dish for lunch or dinner too – definitely carb loading!
Living in a built up area means there’s little room for gardens. So Alice and Doug have a cactus garden on their upstairs balcony which survives the intense summer heat and very dry weather.
Meet the rest of the Hart’s adorable doggie family, Cally and Lola.
Celebrating Peter’s birthday together in the townhouse/chalet with everyone except sleeping baby Tom.
First day skiing at Beaver Creek.
The peaceful outlook from
Mamie’s lunch spot at Beaver Creek ski resort Colorado.
First run selfie – Sandy and Meg.
Reward after the last run!
Vic nibbling 6 month old Tom’s fingers.
Beaver Creek has lots of uncrowded slopes with plenty of powder! A skiers heaven!
Electric car refuelling site – Breckenridge.
The things you can make with old skis!
An international snow carving competition was on in Breckenridge.
Our accommodation was deep in the snow!
The snow capped mountains in all their glory viewed from the old Breckenridge town.