Yes, we know it’s been a week (or two or three) since we’ve updated our blog. Since returning to the US from Thailand, we’ve been crisscrossing the country – catching up with friends and enjoying the winter weather before we fly to Lima next week.
After landing in NYC, we headed south to Miami, excited to attend the nuptials of #fioreandniall. Not only was the wedding picture perfect and the bride stunning, but Giorgio gave a pretty amazing speech.
From Miami, we flew back west to Las Vegas. Giorgio will tell you that the highlight of our short stay was fulfilling his lifelong dream of seeing Britney in concert.
Of course, we also thoroughly enjoyed plotting evil with Alden, stuffing ourselves with several very fancy dinners, and fulfilling Steph’s lifelong dream of seeing the professional synchronized swimmers at a Vegas show.
Furthermore, Steph, who typically avoids gambling, won $16 playing the slots and Gio won an undisclosed amount playing craps and blackjack.
From Vegas, we sped east in our rental car to Utah, where we visited Zion, the first of several national parks on our US itinerary. But more on all the national parks we’ve visited in our next post.
From Utah, we continued to speed east in our rental car, at least until Giorgio got a ticket from a very friendly Utah policeman. From that point on, we opted for a more leisurely pace for the rest of our drive to Snowmass, where we spent over a week with the assortment of visitors streaming through the condo.
Giorgio boarded for eight days straight and has the bruises to prove it. Even better, he conquered his first black diamond, tackled several moguls, and survived various run-ins with trees boarding through the glades. Good thing Owen was there for most of the time to guide Giorgio through the trees and protect him from the precipitous drops on the chairlifts.
Steph didn’t ski for the full eight days, but is still plenty sore from the combination of being in charge of the boys and hiking through the snow-filled woods with Sara. At night we enjoyed plenty of après ski activities, treating ourselves to home cooked meals in the condo as well as a fancy dinner in Aspen.
Together - Cassie, Giorgio, Owen, Sara, and Steph attempted to change the Crestwood’s hot tub into a hot tub time machine, but we won’t divulge any further details on the failure or success of that endeavor.