Comments: Snowmobiles, tubes, hair

Yep - it's dry there, they just don't have that humidity that cause the cold to cut through you. Of course it's different up here in the Northeast too... not nearly as cuttingly cold as Chicago. But I'd take the Chicago cold if I could live in the city - there's so much to do there. LOL.

I'm glad you're having such a great time. I'm glad your husband had a chance to get out today with all of you. You all seem to take the best vacations. I never learned how to do that. Heh.

Posted by Teresa at February 15, 2009 12:23 AM

My daughter Rachael has her summer job in Colorado this year, working for an opera company in Boulder (I think that's where). I've been before, and I know the scenery is going to take her breath away.

Posted by Ted at February 15, 2009 08:13 AM

when we first moved to Denver, it was so dry, the tips of each of my fingers split open. I remember having to lube up my hands every night and wear socks on them, trying to get them moisturized. That was in 3rd grade.

It's very dry there.

I'm so envious of your vacation.

Posted by wRitErsbLock at February 15, 2009 11:49 AM

Bou,
I'm happy you enjoyed your time in the Yampa Valley. That is what all of ColoradoUSED to be about!

Sad to say, most of the Front Range, from the Wyoming border up north to well past Colorado Springs in the south...and all the way up the Interstate 70 corridor to Glenwood Springs has been turned topsy-turvy with the mad influx of folks mostly from the two coasts....California and the Mid-Atlantic.

The Metro-Denver urban corridor is nothing more now than a smaller version of the Los Angeles Basin.

Y'all picked the best!

I'll e-mail you with some good links for summer treats for the family....and especially kids.

Posted by Sven in Colorado at February 15, 2009 01:14 PM

Your comment about dry cold being warmer makes perfect sense. I grew up in the Southwest. I had no clue how cold it could be until I spent four years (in the Army) in south Georgia. I'll gladly choose clear and 20 degrees in El Paso over drizzly and 35 degrees at Fort Stewart.

Posted by Bob at February 15, 2009 04:17 PM

The dryer cold *is* easier!! Shoot - sunny and 28 with no wind can be a dang nice day out there! :)

I am so glad that you are all having a good time. And just for the record - I have *never* been on a snowmobile. You are braver than I!! :)

Posted by Richmond at February 15, 2009 05:14 PM

Humid cold goes right through you...I had a south Illinois winter that wasn't as biting as the cold is on the Gulf Coast.

And isn't snow tubing a BLAST??? It's been ages, but I'd love to do it again.

Posted by Mrs. Who at February 15, 2009 05:20 PM

Yep! It's dry. I use a lot of Chapstick when I'm there. I hope you used sunscreen. I didn't this last time at Breckenridge and my face is tanned except where I was wearing my goggles. I look like Homer Simpson.

Posted by Denny at February 15, 2009 08:52 PM

I knew you'd love the snowtubing! It is always a blast. I like snowmobiling too, but I am used to it . . .I am so glad you are all enjoying your vacation! Can't wait to see pictures.

Posted by oddybobo at February 16, 2009 10:37 AM

i had to laugh about ringo's hair. we were in nv during the summer and while i don't think a dry heat of 110 is any less hot and uncomfortable than our 85 degree days at the beach, i loved that my hair was so nice every day. for two weeks out of my entire life, my hair was frizzless.

Posted by arcanai at February 17, 2009 10:48 AM