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Day 7 & 8
Our first shopping day yay!!! Today we decided to hire a car and check out the outlets, Rick's Restorations and Vegas in general. We managed to purchase all of our ski gear and lots of other bargains, even Billy went a little cray cray in Tommy Hilfiger lol!! After a big day of shopping we headed back to the motel to pack our bags for our flight to Aspen in the morning.
Day 8 was pretty much ...
... and spills galore as the skiers tackled the very fast and demanding tight turning course.
What a weekend! The end of our time watching the Workd Cup skiers and we were certainly not disappointed. To travel half way around the world was worth it. An experience we will never forget and certainly aim to do again.
We farewelled Chris Ernst 'Uncle E'. We had found out that Uncle E was in fact the creator of the sport of ...
Back to do it all again! Men's Super G on the difficult Birds of Prey Course at Beaver Creek.
Super G is like downhill but with a few more gates that the skier has to pass through. Unlike downhill though they do not get any training runs on the actual course only a course inspection an hour or so before the start time. This adds to the challenge for the skier and excitement for the spectators as sometimes it all goes horribly ...
... that there are opportunities to mingle with the athletes themselves. On our bus back to the village at the end of the day was the bronze medallist, Steve Nyman from the USA. Just sitting on the seat next to us as we travelled down. He was more than happy to have his photo taken and he was on a real high after his success today.
A thrilling start to our World Cup in Beaver Creek - Super G tomorrow, can't wait!
... at night after dinner is so pretty as the trees are lit up with lights, there is an ice skating rink in the middle of the plaza which the children enjoy and all the shops are open till around 9pm. Love to window shop. They are very expensive but they are so different to anything we see at home, it is enjoyable to see what is on offer and at what price. They certainly cater for those on a million dollar plus income that's for sure.