24 hrs in San Diego

I’ve been in San Diego since 11 pm pacific time yesterday, 2/26/2014.  For the first time, I experienced the rain there which was a pleasant mist. Check out the shots I took below before moseying on back to the airport to fly home to Denver – a storm is a’brewin’!

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Boats hangin’ and rockin’, waiting for better weather. Credit: Kirsten Ebey, Feb 2014

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No room at the inn. Credit: Kirsten Ebey, Feb 2014

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Storm’s coming! Credit: Kirsten Ebey, Feb 2014

Until next time, San Diego…

12 inches and counting.

Check out the Summit County Snowpocalypse via this awesome blog.
We’re definitely digging’ all of the fantastic pictures of snow! Cool shots!

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We all knew it was coming.

It was all over the news. OpenSnow was shouting the impending storm from the mountain tops. Amy (aka the Keystone Lodge and Spa “Mama Bear”) had a migraine earlier this week. The question was, would it actually hit Keystone?

You see, Keystone Resort is fondly known by Summit County locals as “The Donut”. Though we are included in all of the winter weather alerts, Keystone seems to be located in a weather bubble that causes the town and hill to get about half as much of the predicted snow. It can be frustrating.

Bu today, today was different.

With 8″ reported at 5:00am and another 4″ falling between 5:00 and 8:00am, Keystone finally raked it in; and we “locals” reaped the benefits of having our home hill take the cake in the powder wars.

Waist deep snow everywhere. Face-shots with every turn. Trees branches…

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Skiboarding at Arapahoe Basin, Colorado

Last weekend, we rolled up to A-Basin to skiboard (some of us ski, some of us snowboard – this magical word includes both) for the day. The first and only time Steve and I visited Colorado (October 2012), we skiboarded A-Basin; it was great to experience more than one run being open and nice, short lines. Check out the photos from last Sunday on the mountain:

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View from one of the lifts at A-Basin. Credit: Kirsten Ebey, Jan 2014

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Last chair of the day – the wind was nuts and visibility on the way down was shadows at best. Totally worth every second! Credit: Kirsten Ebey, Jan 2014

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Our last run of the day. Credit: Kirsten Ebey, Jan 2014

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It’s great to be reminded every once in a while! Especially after a nice yard-sale in the middle of the mountain. I mean, not that that’s ever happened… Credit: Kirsten Ebey, Jan 2014

Excited to get out on the mountain this upcoming Saturday – hopping in the car and heading West is such a great feeling.

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Beautiful Colorado Sunset – 1/3/2014

Did you happen to take a look outside tonight at the beautiful sunset? No? No worries – check out the below!
No filters, simple iPhone 5c shots – one with fisheye lens.

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Credit: Kirsten Ebey, Jan 2014

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Credit: Kirsten Ebey, Jan 2014

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Fisheye lens. Credit: Kirsten Ebey, Jan 2014

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Small San Diego Trip – In Photos

Yesterday, I got home to a 20 degree Denver, Colorado, from a 70 degree San Diego, California. No place is quite like Denver, but I welcomed the warmth for a few days!

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The San Diego cityscape through the windshield of an elantra. Credit: Kirsten Ebey, Dec 2013

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Amazing cloud pattern. Credit: Kirsten Ebey, Dec 2013

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The emptiest the San Diego airport has ever been, I feel. Credit: Kirsten Ebey, Dec 2013

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A little over-dressed for San Diego, but just right for Denver! Credit: Kirsten Ebey, Dec 2013

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Red Rocks… part Deux

Mom was in town this past weekend for a visit, so we took her to hike in the Red Rocks Amphitheater and Park. I know we’ve posted pictures from Red Rocks before, but the sights were too beautiful not to share. Hope you enjoy!

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What a beautiful day for a hike. Credit: Kirsten Ebey, Nov 2013

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Kirsten in Red Rocks Land. Credit: Jackie Balcom, Nov 2013

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Love in an amphitheater. Credit: Kirsten Ebey, Nov 2013

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Jackie (mom) taking a break. Credit: Kirsten Ebey, Nov 2013

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Home…home on the range. Credit: Kirsten Ebey, Nov 2013

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Jeff’s the King of the World. Credit: Kirsten Ebey, Nov 2013

More Pictures from Estes Park & Roosevelt National Forest – Steven Mercer Photography

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From the top of our hike in Roosevelt National Forest. Credit: Steve Mercer, July 2013

The pictures Steven took were just too awesome to not post – take a look at more pictures from our weekend getaway in Estes Park. 

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Another view from the top of our hike. Credit: Steven Mercer, July 2013

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Another view from on top of our hike. Credit: Steven Mercer, July 2013

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Awesome flower or weed…. plantlife? yes! Credit: Steven Mercer, July 2013

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The night sky from the cabin’s front deck. The light from the bottom right was produced from the rising moon. Credit: Steven Mercer, July 2013

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Another view from the deck at the brilliant night sky. Credit: Steven Mercer, July 2013

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Picture taken along the trail on our hike. Credit: Steven Mercer, July 2013

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The trail varied in width, but was very easy to follow for the most part. Moderate difficulty, but incredibly beautiful and fun. Definitely a great trail for dogs! Moguls pictured, bottom left. Credit: Steven Mercer, July 2013

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Beautiful scenery from the hike. Credit: Steven Mercer, July 2013

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On our hike, we followed this river on the left-hand side hiking up. The current was too strong for Moguls to jump in. Credit: Steven Mercer, July 2013

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Pictured is a great shot of the river that Steven was able to get by standing on some large rocks right on the riverbank. Credit: Steven Mercer, July 2013

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I love the fallen tree that has perfect placement in this picture! Great scenery. Credit: Steven Mercer, July 2013