Alright folks. I’m feeling well enough to talk about that little winter getaway we just returned from and share the few phone photos. Though I brought my SLR to the snow, I didn’t snap a single photo with it the entire trip. It’s challenging enough to commit to taking a big heavy camera out all day when you’re on vacation. But when it’s freezing outside, it’s near impossible. With gloves, scarves, sweaters, jackets I could not bring myself to add a camera to the layered mess. Although I have few photos to show for it, we had a super fun action-packed trip.
The trip was all about snow, food, family and brewerism- A term Nick made up to signify brewery tourism. We’re quite good at it. I think we visited 11 craft breweries in Minneapolis and Denver combined. Brewery hopping was our primary source of entertainment in Denver where it snowed for two days straight and was uncharacteristically cold. It was shockingly warmer the days we were in Minneapolis then when we were in Denver. Not an accurate depiction of the cities climates at all. But, we totally survived the cold, and actually really enjoyed it.
There’s something magical about a city, blanketed in white. Snowflakes stuck on your eyelashes. It was really beautiful. And then we came home to 70 degree weather. There’s something unnatural about that. We met a woman who claimed cold winters were important because they allow you time to relax, stay indoors and recuperate. That really resonated with me. We spent a few afternoons just snuggled on the couch under blankets watching movies. And when we went out there was little pressure to look cute, just stay warm. Nobody ever sees what was underneath the bundle anyways. That mentality was really relaxing and something you don’t get in places that are warm all the time. Now, we ended up getting quite sick from the cold. But I imagine if we lived in it, our bodies would adjust. Happy to be home, but dreaming about one day living somewhere colder. I know, I’m crazy.