Posts Tagged ‘colorado winter resort’
Date: December 4th, 2009
That’s the line we use in my house (for those who don’t know me, I live with a 4 year old) when it’s just that cold out. And all of us at the ranch keep looking at the thermometer in disbelief each morning because it has been THAT cold for 3 days now. Terry claims that his car told him it was -23 yesterday morning. Bill says he would never trust a Jeep and that his “accurate” thermometer said it was -12. Ok folks, when it gets that cold, the difference between -23 and -12 really doesn’t matter. It’s just too darn cold. We can’t figure out what’s going on, but those of us who get to work inside are sure happy with our desk jobs right now.
The upside of this crazy cold weather is that the sky has been sparkling clear at night and blue as can get during the day. Even though we are closer to the sun up here, it still isn’t quite doing the trick as it beams down on us.
Those of you coming later this winter, don’t panic. This isn’t normal and as I write this the sky is beginning to cloud over (which actually means it is warming up) and a storm looks like it is rolling in. So, Wanda and our other snow dancers, start doing your dances! Bring on the snow, that real champagne powder. And we’ll start getting ready for those perfect days of winter when those of us inside are REALLY, REALLY jealous of those who get to go out and play.
Date: December 4th, 2009
To update you all on where we are in our summer dude ranch season, we have moved from our dude ranch for families time to adults only, and then adults only cattle round up weeks. This is our final cattle round up week, and also our final week of the season. We have had 4 total weeks of rounding up cattle, and have brought in about 250 head so far, so there is still some work to be done this week. While not all the guests at our Colorado lodge and resort participate in the cattle round up while on their ranch holiday, we have had a lot of folks heading out to ride the back country and find those critters.
The first week was the most successful, as we got the cows who seemed to be the most willing to be rounded up. The second week was the week of weather, with rain, drizzle, fog, but still some sunshine in there. That was a hearty and willing group of guests who laughed their way through the weather and brought sunshine to our lives! Last week it seems like fall officially hit us. The colors started to change, the air got a bit more crisp and it finally felt like September is suppose to feel around Steamboat Springs. This week is a continuation of that great weather, and we are gearing up with our cattle clinics today, and will start looking for more cows tomorrow.
Sunday is our official closing day, but we are going to sneak in a quick horsemanship clinic next week for a couple days. The staff will be heading out for off-season adventures or moving on to their next step in life. Those of us considered "lifers" will be getting together to reflect on the season, make plans on how to improve our all inclusive resort experience, and look forward to gearing up for the winter season, when we become more of a Colorado ski lodge. And, of course, even though we live in vacation paradise…we’ll probably be taking a little time to get out of town for some time off. Oh, and we have a wedding to throw in November…I’ll be posting all sorts of photos of Johanna and Javins’ wedding on November 12, in the Great room!
We hope to see you this winter for some fun in the snow!