Highmark Steamboat Springs
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... items for Sally (jacket and a scarf) at the Bucking Rainbow.
Took the drive to Fish Creek Falls and did a short walk to a great view. There was a path leading down to the bottom of the falls but using good sense we passed and just enjoyed the view from topside. A lot of water was flowing over the falls. Very lovely spot right in town. We then drove around the Steamboat area and saw many huge homes- some for sale but we're not interested. Sally saw more ...
... was through oil and coal fields. Many trains and they were extremely long and full of coal. Drove in the mountains at elevations of over 9,000 ft. Would you believe that snow was still on the ground at the higher elevations. Sally would not let me play in the white (somewhat dirty) stuff.
We arrived in Steamboat Springs at 5:30. Checked in to a Sheraton Hotel. Lovely room with a balcony (now sitting ...
... a fresh pot of filter coffee for us using the world's slowest filter machine. It gave us the opportunity to take in the stunning views over the lake and get chatting to a couple of locals about the huge fire we could see off in the distance somewhere in the Rocky Mountains area. Apparently the fire had been burning out of control for days, with fire crews allowing it to burn out on it's own since ...
... lunch of the trip.
After lunch I went with guide Stewy and 2 other guests for a ski at Trilby East. We saw a moose and had some fun downhills during our time out. If you want to see moose, go with Stewy--he is famous at the ranch for seeing moose all the time!
Dinner I had a salad with blue cheese and the mushroom risotto for main course. Dessert was crème brulee so I had molasses cookies from the jar and asked for some vanilla ice cream.
... e. Dessert was served differently tonight in that it was a showcase in the Great Room of the lodge. Lewis, one of the chefs, prepared a pear and almond tart with a flambéed sauce and it was served over ice cream. Despite not normally liking fruity desserts as well as chocolate ones, I really enjoyed this dessert. During the time we were eating Dace entertained us with his guitar.
Sunday I got up at 7am to prepare for my 8am ride to the airport. I took ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility