Thursday, July 21, 2011

A Visit to Vail

This post is being written by a very spoiled Treatgirl. I was treated to a wonderful getaway weekend to Vail, Colorado by my sister. She lives there when she isn't traveling to New York, London, or Dubai. And can you believe these cupcakes were my very first treat???? Our first stop, before even going home, was a favorite place of hers called Eat! Drink! It's a little shop where half of it is a wine store, and the other half has a terrific selection of cheeses, olives, oils and cupcakes!

We picked out some yummy things....I've noticed that since my sister isn't married and has no kids, she often had just olives as her meal.

We stopped home, dropped our bags and walked into town for an outdoor concert along the banks of Gore creek. We met a few of her friends and shared some cheese, olives and wine together. A really nice night.

Here we are.......we call each other "sister". With different emphasis on the syllables for different emotions. Happy, mad, disbelief etc.......

Here is the view from an upper balcony of her place.

And this is the view the other's just so pretty. I could get really used to it every day.

Friday night we went into Vail village to have dinner at a favorite place, La Botega. We ate outside on the patio.....look at the sky....soooooo colorful and pretty.

Doesn't it look like we're in Europe???

We shopped around a few outdoor markets that are popular on the weekends, I got a manicure and pedicure, and Sister treated me to an AMAZING facial. We also worked out with her trainer at the gym two work off all the cheese :) Her friends hosted us for dinner Saturday night...the entree was an Iranian dish. Her friend lived there until she was 7 years was wonderful!

Here is a little bridge that crosses over Gore Creek in the middle of Vail.

And here's another view of the creek. I remember when the kids were little they used to cool off and play along the shores here.

On my last afternoon we walked through Vail and browsed around the outdoor market. I picked up a few treats for the kiddos....and a few for me too. What a wonderful weekend...Thank you again, Sister!!!!


Southern Belle Mama said...

Wow! That town is beautiful! Looks like you had a great time. :)

Also, I could dive into those cupcakes right now! I hope you ate two!

Courtney said...

I love this. I grew up in Vail, such a beautiful spot. Was home a few weeks ago, posted some great pictures on my blog if you are interested!

Jennifer Juniper said...

It really is beautiful there - I've never been!

Wendy said...

What a great trip!!!! So makes me want to go back to Vail!

Vicky said...

Wow!!! Your sister is the best!!! Wish l had her for a sister!!!! Se rocks!!!! And so do you!!! said...

Beautiful! SO jealous!

Joy Beadworks said...

You have a great sister! Makes me sad that I grew up with only brothers!