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Feb 20, 2017
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DAY 6 -- Ever since they were a young married couple in Indianapolis, Peggy and Jerry Throgmartin talked about buying a ranch. “This is my husband’s dream since he was seven, said Peggy Throgmartin. It took till the couple was in their fifties to make it happen—here at Vista Verde Ranch more
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To Vista Verde Ranch near Steamboat


Our 2010 Colorado winter adventure continues. DAY 5 -- Think four wheel drive. Think four wheel drive on skis. I’m in the back country of the Vista Verde Ranch—some 560 pristine snow covered acres at 7800 feet above altitude—trying my hand at back country skiing. more
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A day trip to the Monterey Bay Aquarium


The centerpiece of Fisherman’s Wharf in Monterey Bay, CA is the massive Monterey Bay Aquarium . It's an incredible structure which includes some of the largest fish tanks in the world and some of the most elusive creatures in our oceans more
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Fishing in Alaska


"The fish must hate us," moans 13-year-old Miles Singer. We are on the world-famous Kenai River in Alaska with one of the river's best guides, Steve Fickes, who jokes that he's been guiding "ever since I got my accounting degree" -- more than two decades ago.It's like Grand Central Station on the Kenai this morning more
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Soaking up the Hot Springs


I’m soaking in Steamboat’s famous Strawberry Park Hot Springs in a natural pool that is about 105 degrees surrounded by mountains and snow covered trees. There are two other pools that we sample—one that is 101 and one at 75 degrees is downright freezing. Some hardy souls are rolling in the snow and jumping back in. more
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Moms gotta have fun too


DAY 2 -- “If you have good coaching, skiing is effortless. You just need to use the equipment properly,” says my 72-year-old instructor IJ Fisher, a former Christmas Tree farm owner and ski patroller from the East Coast who followed his kids here in Steamboat, Co more
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Back to Steamboat with a boatload of kids


It’s our annual family reunion on snow—11 of us this trip from five to 60--something and we’ve gathered in Steamboat, CO known for having more Olympians—79, including 17 this year—than any other American town and just as important to thousands of American families, pioneering kids-ski-free—some 27 years ago. more
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To Spectacular Silverton, Colorado


Talk about being a 21st-century pioneer. Jenny and Aaron Brill are raising the only infant in a tiny Colorado town, a town located more than 9,000 feet above sea level that offers heart-stopping mountain views in every direction and more than 400 inches of snow a year. And despite the economy, they're making their dreams come true -- and a lot of skiers happy in the process. more
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Grabbing Some Time for Yourself


Such a tough decision! Should I stay stretched out on my lounge chair, waiting for the smiling beach boy named Ben Pierre to bring me a frothy concoction or make my way across the white sandy beach for a dip in the clear, turquoise water? Maybe I should go to the infinity pool -- 7,000 square feet lined with blue mosaic -- where the chairs are set right in the water. more
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A Weekend Retreat to Northstar Resort, in Lake Tahoe


After braving the rain all week in San Francisco, my boyfriend, a friend, and I decided that a trip up to Lake Tahoe for the weekend would be a must—especially considering that the area had received 79” of snow in the last five days that we had been soaked in the rain. We left the city before dawn Saturday morning and made it to the mountain in time to ski some fresh powder in the first sunshine Tahoe had seen in a week. more
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