Date: January 4th, 2013
What, did someone just say that it’s 2013? When did that happen?
The holiday vacation time at Vista Verde is a complete whirlwind. We start December pouring into our staff, and getting them geared up to open for our winter season. That, in itself, is a whirlwind of activity and excitement. Once they are all ready to roll, we open the doors and meet our first guests. And, suddenly, I realized it’s January 4.
How lucky are we to have spent the past 3 weeks entertaining some of the most wonderful people, who chose Vista Verde for their family holiday? Some have celebrated with us before, some were here for their first time. Regardless, it was a wonderful group of folks from all over the world. During Christmas-time, we decorated trees, caroled, and ate like you can’t believe. Luckily, between skiing, tubing, snow shoeing and more activities, everyone was burning off a high number of calories daily in order to make room for those stupendous meals. As we got closer to New Years, we prepared for a festive night. A wine dinner, a barn party, a square dance, the boot drop and the ranch hand’s firework extravaganza made it a spectacular night. Although we had a great time with the guests, I do think Carson and Rucker might have had the best night of their lives out in the Sunday pasture lighting off fireworks. Apparently, we could have skipped paying them all winter and just let them do more of that.
On top of all those festivities, action and adventure, I decided to launched a winter vacation giveaway. It came to me in the middle of the night and I figured, no time better than the present. Did I have any idea of the response we would get? NO. It has been humbling to read the entries so far. And, it reminds me daily of the greatness of people. I wish we could give a vacation to each of these wonderfully deserving folks. If you get a chance to read some of the entries for our winter vacation giveaway, you might be inspired by them as well. We’ll be madly trying to pick one of them for the winner on Sunday, January 6, so stay tuned.
Here is to a wonderful 2013! May it be filled with love, laughter, health and some fun.