Archives for April 2008
With only one day left in the month of April, it seems to have flown by before my eyes. Though everyone will miss this cold and snowy April, we’re entering May with gorgeous weather! The high today is supposed to hit a whopping 61 degrees! Doesn’t sound like much, but after the record snow fall throughout the winter, and cold weather into April, it can only get better from here.
After weeks of anticipation, I got to play my first 9-hole golf game yesterday. Learning how to play golf and getting prepared has been quite the undertaking. I was able to buy used clubs a few weeks ago, have gone to an indoor driving range twice to practice my “skills”, a friend of mine in town has help with learn the rules and etiquette of the game and yesterday was my first shot at putting my new knowledge and excitement to the test. I went with a friend and we played at the Yampa Valley Golf Course in Craig, about 45 minutes from Steamboat Springs. The courses are not open in Steamboat yet because of all the snow, so we made the drive to get an early start on my first golf season.
After I got over the nerves of trying something new, the day was really fun. My girlfriend and I had a great time walking the course, meeting new people and seeing some Steamboat friends who had also made the drive to Craig. The Steamboat Golf Course opens this Friday, May 2nd with the other local courses (Haymaker, Rollingstone Ranch Golf Club or Sheraton Golf Club and Catamount) to open later in May.
Though the weather may not be as nice as it has been over the past couple of days, take advantage of it! A day of relaxation indoors calls! Give Bear River the Spa a call and make an appointment to treat yourself to a variety of different treatments that suit everyone’s individual needs. For treatments, Mud Season hours, specials, and to make yourself an appointment, call them at 970-879-8282. You won’t regret it…or think twice!
After spending two nights and one day in Denver for a workshop this week, I drove home to Steamboat Springs this morning very early. Leaving Denver at 5:30am to get to work at 8:00am, the drive was as peaceful, clear and calm. With relatively no one on the roads yet, it was a beautiful, scenic drive this morning. The best part of the drive is coming over Rabbit Ears Pass and descending into Steamboat. The views of Lake Catamount, the Flattops Wilderness Area, the Yampa River and the magnitude of the entire Yampa Valley are breathtaking, especially that early in the morning.
As everyone is impatiently waiting for the weekend to enjoy the sun that has finally decided to stay around, it’s beautiful outside and the grass is starting to unveil itself.
Celebrate your Wednesday and enjoy the warmth by taking a walk up to Fish Creek Falls! Though the snow is still melting, the Falls are raging more than ever with all of the extra snow. Just about 4 miles from town, the 283 foot waterfall is looking more beautiful than ever. So make sure to get outside, get some exercise with friends and family, and enjoy the beautiful water and unique beauty that Steamboat has to offer.
Last fall I blogged about the countdown clock at local Mexican restaurant Azteca Taqueria in historic old town Steamboat Springs. The clock counts down the days, hour and minutes until a specific, significant date. Last summer and fall the clock was counting down to the opening of the ski season. Every time a customer would walk in they would be reminded of how long we had to go till we were able to hit the slopes.
Now, with ski season reaching its end, the clock has been reset to count down the time until the seniors graduate from Steamboat Springs High School. Currently the clock reads: 39 days, 1 hour and 10 minutes. This clock and all that it represents, really is a great example of why I love this charming, small mountain community.