This was the big weekend. This was XGames weekend in lovely Aspen, Colorado. Living just 3 hours away from Buttermilk Mountain, I have the luxury of scooting over to XGames for a while, even if I have to be back in town to take my kid to school in the morning. This year I did just that for Thursday night’s events, then I got to go back for the rest of the weekend with my hubby. It was a great time, even if we didn’t stay for the night events on Saturday or Sunday… 🙂 It was cold and I was lacking in cool-guy wool socks. I will have to invest in some this year. I am in the process of processing my images, so here are a few to whet your appetite.
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I recently got the opportunity to do two of my favorite things in one day, thanks to one of my favorite customers from work. Horseback riding and taking pictures. Actually, we didn’t ride horses, we rode mules, but that’s just a technicality.
We went out on a four-hour-long mule ride on the Uncompahgre Plateau. We headed out with the intention of getting some wildlife pictures – however, the day was quite windy and a little on the chilly side – it seemed that the residents of the forest were fairly well hunkered down. It was still an amazing day, and I got a few pictures of the very gnarled aspen trees that we saw, among other forest-y things.
I rather like the way they turned out.
As good of a day as Saturday was, Sunday may have even been a little better! Maybe it was just that the lighting was better, maybe it was the fact that my toes stayed a little warmer (hand warmers literally rocked my socks!). Sunday afternoon featured SnoCross and Adaptive SnoCross, and Men’s and Women’s SlopeStyle Skiing. It was an amazing last day at the 2013 Aspen Winter X Games. Here is how Sunday went at Aspen X.
What a weekend it was!
Saturday and Sunday I got to hang out at the Aspen Winter XGames with my husband. I spent all day taking pictures and it was an amazing time. Saturday was filled with Snowmobile Speed & Style and Snowboard SlopeStyle. Sunday was all about SnoCross and ski SlopeStyle. (We cut out before the night events on both days). Here are the highlights from Saturday’s events.
Be prepared for part 2 tomorrow – Sunday’s fun!
I would have to say that my trip to the 2013 Aspen XGames this weekend was a huge success. Over the two days that we were there I managed to take over 850 pictures… which I now have to sort and process… so it may be a few days before I can post my XGames lineup. However, I have a SMALL preview for you to enjoy in the meantime. These are a few shots from Saturday’s events.
Today I took the kiddos up to the plateau for some hanging out, running around, playing in the woods time. And of course there was a lot of picture taking, too.