Welcome to Colorado!

For those of you who followed our journey across the United States, we appreciate your support! If you've not seen The Zen of Ken and Jen click on that link to read all about the Just BeCauses TerraTrike Tour we just completed. 4500 miles of pedaling to raise awareness for Organ Donation!

We now live in beautiful South Fork, Colorado where we do a lot of skiing. We work at Foothills Lodge and Cabins so if you want to come see the stunning San Luis Valley for yourself, just let us know because we know of a great place to stay!

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Thursday, December 9, 2010

Black Diamond Blizzard

On the 28th of November Karen took us skiing - in a BLIZZARD!  We were worried about going since there was a SEVERE WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY in affect.  She said, and I quote, "This is a perfect day to ski."  So up the mountain we went and she was right!  I still prefer sunny skies but this experience was something we will never, ever forget, and I am sure we will be talking it about for years to come.
 The day started out great!
 That's me in the front and Karen coming up behind me.
 Karen's looking down on me because...
I am down here!  I fell down while I was just standing there.  How dumb.
 It was about this time that the snow really started coming down.. .
 And then WE started falling down...
 We couldn't see the trail signs, took a wrong turn, and ended up in these moguls in a black diamond area for expert skiers.  It was so cold that my goggles froze up so I had to take them off so I could see well enough to get down and I got snowflakes in my eyeballs.  Lots of them. I don't know how, but I made it down without falling (bragging rights).  Afterwards we were all exhausted, but after some hot coffee we kept on skiing.
 Ken cleaning up after his Yard Sale.
 Once he had gathered all of his equipment, he tried to put the skis back on in the deep snow.
 Karen, who has much more experience than we do out there, realized it would be a better idea to walk back out to the slope.  
Look at how deep that snow is!
 It was like we were inside a huge, white, cold cloud.  When it snows this much everything gets muffled and quiet.  It's very surreal and as long as you are properly dressed, you get to experience a peaceful yet intense connection to Mother Nature.  Immersed, yes, that's the word...
 Look at all the ice in his stache!  Brrr!  
 Time to call it a day...  We sure bought the right vehicle for up here.  

Many, many thanks to Karen for getting us up there on the mountain.  Left up to us, we probably would have stayed home and missed out.  We are now Powder Hounds!


  1. Thanks for the great view of your life and environment! Isn't it great to feel so alive and blessed? Love to you two (or three), Dad

  2. Yes it is great to feel so blessed! Love to you too!