More Fun in CO

FasterSkierAugust 11, 2009
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Maria, Bryan, Tami, Shane, and Mikey at the Kochen residence

After James and Kelly’s wedding, I had a pretty bad ankle role and couldn’t train for a couple days. We spent some time in Boulder where our good friends Shane Mundt and Tami Kochen took excellent care of us. Shane made us tons of good food. There was lots of fishing and shooting guns. We played horseshoes, had campfires, and enjoyed the fresh mountain air.

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Ramen by Chef Shane
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Ramen up close
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Shane shooting skeet
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Shane again
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Bryan shooting skeet
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Maria shooting skeet
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Kyle and Ryan Ahern throwing shoes
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Bryan and James
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Bryan and Maria cooking sausages on the fire

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Shane and Amber

We also saw the new GI-Joe movie and met the newlyweds in Breckenridge where we stayed at the Ahern’s house. Tami, Bryan, James, Kelly, Kyle and Kevin Ahern did a 10K running race at 12,000 feet. We also met Kelly’s Brother and sister-in-law (Ryan and Annie) in Denver to watch the Rockies play the Cubs. Getting tickets was a little harder than we expected so the girls got into the game while the boys watched from a bar across the street. We felt pretty bad leaving them, but we got over it when we found out our tickets were just a few rows behind the Cubs dugout.

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Bryan and Shane playing GI-Joe before seeing the movie

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Warming up for the Summit Series Trail running race in Breckenridge

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A pack of runners at the start (Bryan is in there somewhere)

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Tami and Maria at Coors Stadium

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Kelly, Maria, Tami and Annie behind the Cubs dugout

During the first week we did a bunch of trail running and hiking. Unfortunately, I put a damper on this when I sprained my ankle. A couple days after my ankle role, I was able to put on a ski boot and double pole. I had never roller skied out west before and the scenery was amazing. In Boulder, we went up the Left Hand Canyon where you need to ski up and drive down. Climbing for two hours is certainly not easy at that altitude. We also did an out and back near the Eldora downhill ski area, and used a gorgeous bike path in Breckenridge. I really enjoyed skiing with Tami again. We had a blast scheming about our futures and exploring Colorado.

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Skiing in Eldora

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Skiing in Breckenridge

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Tami and Maria

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Does this look funny to anyone else?

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Kristina and Viktoria in Crested Butte (I didn't go on this hike, but I wish I would have)

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Tami and Viktoria


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