Sunday, November 11, 2007

Frisco Exit

What a fabulous week we had!

Tuesday morning dawned and my girls and I loaded into the van, leaving the driveway at 5:15 a.m. (No easy feat, mind you.) We met up with I-70 and aimed for Colorado.

A long drive and several Disney movies later we climbed the Rockies, eager to join my husband (who'd gone out earlier with friends) for some family time in Breckenridge. We took the Frisco exit (or Frisco Eskit, as I kept spitting out), taking in the sights and breathing in the mountain air (the altitude only made me lightheaded and weak for the first four days of our five day trip).

Our condo was amazing. Lots of room to spread out, with housekeeping to do the dirty work (including dishes!). Hubby gave me a break from cooking duties, which was flippin' awesome. Our girls entertained themselves, while Hubby and I skied and caught up on some reading, respectively. (I highly recommend Patricia Wood's LOTTERY.) We, as a family, walked the town of Breckenridge, hiked Swan Mountain, and visited the outdoor hot tub in 60+ degree weather. We watched Disney Channel, took naps, and gourged ourselves on chocolate chip cookies.

I stewed on my novel, which has been moving slowly the last few chapters. And months. The good books I read served to jumpstart my motivation, and I completed a rough outline for the remainder of the novel and renamed it. Good times.

We drove home yesterday, stopping only for food and potty breaks. We made it to our home state after dark, pulling into the driveway beneath tired trees and the starry sky. A good night's sleep was had by all and today we settle into the routine of home.

Now if you'll excuse me, I must rescue the toddler from her big sister (or is it the other way around?). Then lunch calls and a nap awaits.


Teige Benson said...

Sounds like a great trip away and a lot of fun to boot.

Reading always inspires me as well. Good luck with the rest of your WIP.

Janna Leadbetter said...

Thanks, Teige!

Now off to work on that durn book...

nietzschean-ghost said...

Very scenic Janna, I hope you had a good time and the novel goes well.

Janna Leadbetter said...

Thanks so much! :)

Melanie Hooyenga said...

That sounds like a wonderful vacation! I skiied Breckenridge years ago, but didn't stay in the town. Now I wish I had!

Welcome back to reality. :)

Janna Leadbetter said...

You should definitely try to go back. We typically don't stay right in Breck; it's just so darn expensive. But we got a steal of a deal, and it was totally worth it!