After a whirlwind adventure that took us from Vail, to Boulder, to Fort Collins and back to Denver, Greg and I are excited to be back to the high desert we call home—Bend, Oregon—to share the adventures of our week-long journey in the Centennial State.
Our travels to Colorado went a lot smoother than our travels home. The weather was great despite our 5:15am flight out, and our trip was topped by the luxury of sleeping in nice, comfy First Class seats when we were upgraded for free because of Greg’s MVP Gold status (Greg is one of the only MVP’s that’s ever made gold status based on number of legs, not total miles!).
Once we landed in Colorado, we headed East to Vail to set up our booth for the TEVA Mountain Games. This was our first time attending the event and we couldn’t believe the fun and excitement surrounding Vail. The next three days were spent fitting Ruff Wear gear on a variety of dogs from Whippets to Bernese Mountain Dogs. We managed to each get away for a few hours to take a look at all the great events taking place, such as the kayaking competitions, free running shows, mountain biking races, and our favorite—Dog Dock Diving! Our only complaint the whole time was that we stuffed ourselves with too much pizza, pasta and German food!
On the seventh day we were ready to head back. We’d seen it all in terms of weather (snow, wind, rain, sun, and even funnel clouds!), so we weren’t surprised that our flight was delayed due to thunderstorms in Denver. Unfortunately, that gave us only three minutes to make our connection flight. Me, pregnant and with a bum ankle, had to send Greg running ahead to hold the plane, and he did so with great conviction! I made the flight with less than one minute to spare!
It was a great adventure and we thank everyone for sharing their time and adventures with us in Colorado!