We are at a pretty interesting time in our lives. The fourth year of orthopedic residency is supposed to be low-key. I don’t know about that, but at least Nick’s not working around the clock as per usual! I’ve been grateful for the weekends Nick has been able to spend home, instead of at the hospital, but things have been picking up lately with fellowship interviews. We find out where we match April 2, and in July 2014, we will once again pack all of our belongings and move to a new city, this time for a year as Nick participates in a foot and ankle fellowship program. (We can live anywhere for a year, right?) Another adventure, and then hopefully we’ll settle down somewhere after!
I’m so proud of Nick. His hard work and diligence these past few years in residency has paid off and he’s procured interviews at several prestigious foot and ankle programs (in the East Coast and Midwest areas where most of them are located). He’s been flying all over the place these past couple months, but I was fortunate to tag along with him this past weekend for an interview at the Steadman Clinic in Vail, CO! Not a bad place to interview, babe!
We landed Thursday evening and drove the two hours to Vail from Denver. The hotel prices in the area were astronomical, and because we’ve been loving VRBO lately after a great vacation rental experience in Sayulita, Mexico, we decided to stay at a condo in West Vail this trip. It was a sweet, cozy space literally next to a creek, 2 mi. from Vail Village, and perfect for a weekend getaway. We gravitate towards boutique hotels generally but I like how vacation rentals give more of a “local” and personal experience when we travel. I highly recommend it! (Another vacation rental site I’ve been wanting to try is AirBNB. Next trip maybe??)
Here are a few photos from our quick weekend getaway- life has been so hectic lately, it was exactly what we needed to refresh from the daily grind and reconnect! Vail is just gorgeous. We may not end up here, but will certainly be returning, perhaps in the summer, which the locals say is even more beautiful than winter!
Reading material in the condo
Gore Creek view from our front door
Cozy evenings in the Village
We didn’t wear helmets when we skied growing up!
Nick heads to the Riva Bahn Lift, it’s powder time!
View of the Back Bowls
I love the sunlight in this one. Let’s be honest, I just love the sun!
Aprés ski: my favorite part of ski days
Snapped in the car driving back to the airport- bye Vail! Until next time.