Our condo was at the Lakeside Village. Those are the Rocky Mountains in the background.
There were lots of trails and a beautiful pond just walking distance from our place.
We had a fireplace in our unit which, conveniently, was baby-proof!
The terrace was just perfect for fun time with Daddy.
It was "off season"- in between the summer and ski seasons, but lucky us were just in time to see the beautiful aspen trees at their peak (no- they don't grow sideways, but I can't figure out how to fix this).
We want to get one of these for our backyard- they're so pretty!
For most of our stay, we had beautiful, sunny weather going up to near 60 degrees during the day. That meant it was important to make sure everyone wore plenty of sunblock!
Anthony let Daddy apply his sunblock with no fussing at all.
Later in the day it usually got colder, so we made sure to bundle up.
One of the store owners told us that there was a bear sighting right in the village the night before we arrived! She said he got into her garbage cans, and she even showed us his paw prints.
Sure enough, that afternoon we ran into the big fellow! Anthony was a little tentative at first because he'd heard bears can be a little grouchy this time of year, right before hibernation time.
But after getting to know him, the two became fast friends.
Anthony is not only an avid outdoorsman...
...He can also hold his own at a cocktail party. Here he is at the welcome party for the Oregon conference attendees at Nancy's condo.
Dressed like a proper academic in his corduroys.
On the walk home we had this view of the full moon.
A true Portlandian, Anthony always enjoys sampling the ales at the local brew pub.
And then on our last day, it SNOWED! How cool is that?!
Whew- what fun! (and Mommy DID attend workshops at the conference, too- I swear!)
Next: Our adventures in Breckenridge and Frisco, including chapped cheeks and altitude adjustments- stay tuned!