|a community at Pagosa Spring, Co|
We arrived at Pagosa Springs last Saturday in a snow shower. The rented houses are in a newly developed subdivision, and the inside is impressive - huge family room with two story ceiling, fully equipped kitchen, beautifully decorated bedrooms. It is almost like staying in our "dream" vacation home!
|Decoration in the family room of our "community center"|
|The master bedroom Lily and I stayed in|
One 3 bedroom 2 story house served as our community center. The five families had dinner together in this house every night during our stay. With several super chef moms, the dinner food was fabulous! We also had a birthday party on the last night there.
The 2 bedroom house we stayed in served as a youth center. After dinner the 9 kids in this group, mostly middle school/high school kids - 6 boys, 3 girls, Justin's friends and their siblings would escape the "community center" a short time after dinner to have their own space and activities without querying eyes of their parents. To my surprise, they actually played real games, "resistance" being one, not computer games. Being the youngest in this group, Nicholas actually enjoyed playing with big brothers and big sisters.
Lily and I were the only parents in this house as chaperons We left them alone, and the only intrusion was to provide water and fruit as snack. We were also the "bad guys" to shut their party down at a predetermined time.
|playing card game at "youth center"|
|Preparing fruit for the playing kids|
The snow shower made our first skiing day a perfect day for skiing, and marvelously beautiful.
Because we ski as a big group, we got quit a few perks: when we arrived at Wolf Creek, the skis and boots were ready for us to put on, and lift tickets were handed to us shortly after. On top of the great discounts for lift tickets and equipment rentals, we also had a designated area for equipment storage. We got these benefits thanks to Jason, the trip organizer.
|Snow trees at the top of Alberta Lift|
(to be continued)