This past week has been one of comings and goings. The numbers at the ranch keep dwindling, as we get closer to Thanksgiving. Alaya and Cholly have headed East to visit family, Reid has hit the road for a while, and a whole slew of us are packing our bags in the coming days to head out and celebrate one of the few holidays we have during the off-season at our Colorado ranch.
Earlier in the week Ben, Charlie and I hopped in the trucks to go to a dude ranch meeting at Sylvan Dale Ranch, near Loveland, Colorado. It is always great to get together with other folks in the dude ranch business, and to share our joys and challenges as well as learn some new tricks. Many of these folks have become dear friends over the years, so it’s as much a dude ranch reunion as it is a learning setting. Although some of the topics may make you chuckle, some are a little less exciting….can we say Labor law and Liability in advertising are not speaker topics that one looks forward to, but know it is a must listen?
We returned to a winter wonderland scene, and found Steve and Kelli strapping on their skis yesterday for the first tour up Coulton Road. There isn’t quite enough snow for skiing in the meadows yet, but they had fun sliding for the first time this season. Keep doing your snow dances so it keeps coming!
We’re only a month away from opening up for our winter season. We kick off with a lot of families coming for their snow vacation, and then move into the adult only times in early January. Keep those times in mind for your romantic getaway, as Vista Verde is a great spot for not just honeymooners, but those honeymooning for their 30th time! And, know that even though we are full for Christmas and New Years vacations, if you are looking to bring your kids to the snow, we still have room for the President’s Day weekend and for those who have spring breaks earlier in March.
Come join us for some winter fun!