A Blue Bird Day

was the perfect Sun Valley Day! Bright sunshine, deep blue sky, snow hanging on all the branches and perfect under foot (or ski as the case may be.) it was cold but not windy so we never got cold…and we were dressed for the coldest of days which might have helped.

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And each year we take a photo on top of College. This is our 2012 photo – 6 years after coming here for the first time.

Skate Skiing on Football Day

We drove through town and every day I see something I want to photograph. Such beautiful old buildings. And I want to love them as long as they are around. I guess one day it will be more modern buildings and some of the old places that we love so much will have to change. But for now, I will just love it.

 

We skate skied on the Harriman Trail for the very first time…I know, I know, but we have been practicing at the SV Golf Club and Galena. Tuqui was in heaven! It was bitterly cold at 8 degrees so taking photos was a challenge!

 


We warmed up at Galena Lodge with a warm bowl of soup. And as usual I talked to so many wonderful people. One woman was remaking felt slippers for her husband, another was reading, and another had just come in from 2 1/2  hours of tramping down the snow on the snowshoe trails at Galena. Then we ran into Daphne Muehle who was up for a day of snowshoeing. It just does not get better.

A cool photo of Cate’s condo in SV! It is a gorgeous building. Who knows…she may live there one day. I highly doubt it as it is a long way from New York, but I would never have guessed she would have moved to New York!

Tuqui thinks she is queen of the mountain at Willow Run…

I hope I learn to figure out how to blog so that it shows up on the iPad beautifully!!!

New Day in Paradise

It snowed all night and we awoke to piles of snow on the ground. Tony, Christy, Jeanne and i were at the Gondola at 9 am with all the other grey hairs! so fun!

Tony and Christy zipped off to enjoy the powder (not very light, however) and Jeanne and I enjoyed the groomed slopes. We all met at Seattle Ridge for the Elevensies…a cup of hot chocolate and always such great conversation.

How beautiful it was at the top of Mayday lift. Such a difference from a week ago.

We had lunch at the Sun Valley Golf Club with the Holloways and Daphne Muehle who migrated from POST to Wood River Lanc Trust. It just seems that good people continue to find Sun Valley. And the sliders and sweet potato fries did not disappoint.

View of Baldy on the way down Hwy 75 to home…

We ended the day with popcorn and a great movie, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. Bring your hankie…

When we returned home, we could not even think about turning on the news as the movies was just so poignant.

 

Later in the Day! More Snow!

On a very snowy day, the perfect place for lunch and a bowl of ┬átomato bisque is Cristina’s. We sat in the window, read the Idaho Mountain Express and watched the snow fall.

Tuqui never understands why she cannot join us. But she loves watching the people coming and going.

Another local haunt for those of us who love croissants, quiche and other baked goodies. Again, it is locally owned and we are lucky to have this as part of our morning routine.

Cate’s gorgeous condo is kitty corner from Rollin’ in Dough, the Video Store and the new tea place. What else could one want?

Well, maybe one could want Tully’s which is a couple of blocks away….

 

How cute is this little house in Ketchum?

 

And the Sun Valley Center for the Arts is coming…but then there is the economy. In the summer, as a fund-raising event, people bought a catered dinner for ten.

Home to Lane Ranch….