Sunday, December 28, 2008

Christmas in the Snow

We are back from the cabin in the snow and I must say we had fun, fun, fun!We stayed at Sorensen's Resort on Hwy 88 and it was perfect. We had snow, good food, a cozy cabin, lots of red plaid, lots of friendly "neighbors", and plenty of time to rest, relax, and recharge our batteries.

We left home Christmas Eve around 10:30am and drove up to about 3500' before we saw any snow, but a storm was predicted so we expected the worst. And as conditions deteriorated we just slowed to 30 mph and allowed the car to take care of us. I'm not a car nut (I'll leave that to the Lord of the Manor) but I've gained a new respect for our little car. It has all wheel drive and a stability control system that constantly adjusts to the changing conditions. We didn't put it in four wheel drive, and we didn't install chains, but it performed beautifully on those snowy and icy roads.

We arrived at the resort about 3:30 and got settled in. The Lord of the Manor made a fire in the little cast iron stove, and all night long the storm howled around the cabin.
We awoke on Christmas morning to a winter wonderland and no water, but we scooped up the fresh clean snow and melted it on the gas stove to make coffee and tea. Then we had Eggs Benedict for breakfast, opened presents, and went out to play in the snow. Our kitchen windows overlooked the little sledding hill, so I was able to watch the action even whilst making the apple pie.

We also went down to the parking lot to look at the cars. It had snowed quite a bit, but we weren't going anywhere, so it didn't matter to us. That's our car there.

Eventually we got the roast in the oven and sat down to Christmas dinner while the snow continued to fall and this cooled near the window sill.

This is typical scenery for the Hope Valley; it's just so pretty! And apparently it's popular around the world, as we had "neighbors" from France, Germany, and England. I'll show more photos later, but for now I'll leave you with this teaser.

Posted by Laura from Amongst The Oaks.


Morning said...

wow! what lovely pics. we're currently having temperatures of 26C, and are swimming and eating iceblocks. what a difference! i'd love to have a white christmas one year.

Neabear said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time. You got some awesome pictures. Also glad you made it home okay too. Happy New Year!

Dreamer Jean said...

What a beautiful memorable Christmas. Perfect setting, perfect company, perfect food. Thank you for sharing!


Martha said...

Oh my gosh, Laura!!! What a picture-perfect Christmas!!!! Thanks for the photos.

Looks like an awesome dinner, too :)