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It was a great weekend (check out my posts from earlier in the weekend here, here, and here), but even great things must come to an end, I guess. This morning, I woke up and had yet another banana sandwich (my stomach was definitely a little unsettled from lots of champagne and beer and this combo is always easy to digest) and then we packed up and hit the outlets. After a successful outlet trip a few weeks ago and some awesome birthday gifts, I wasn’t in the market for much other than a new pair of jeans.


And an awesome pair of J. Crew Matchstick jeans I got, for less than $50! (They retail for way closer to $100 outside of outlets.)

Afterwards, I hopped in the car with Lauren and Casey to head back to NYC. Three and a half hours and a little NYC traffic later, and I was back home on my couch. I usually love squeezing every last second out of the weekend and coming back on a Sunday evening, but it’s nice to have a little extra time to unwind solo. (Although my solo dance party while cleaning was no match for last night’s dance party.) It was an amazing weekend, but spending the weekend with 16 other people is a lot to take for anyone, but especially someone who lives alone.

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I mean, who lives with a sweet little dog.


As you know, sushi is one of my favorite ways to unwind, especially after a weekend away.

I’m trying to catch up on e-mail, Facebook, etc., and I am smiling all over again at the sweet birthday comments I got. Thanks again so much!

And a very special thank you to Ashley and Bo, our hosts for the weekend, for hosting us at such a fun place. And a huge thank you to everyone else for making my birthday weekend so special and making sure I never felt like a 17th wheel around eight couples. I really had some reservations going as the only single person, but I’m glad I got over myself and had fun.

Will Ski For Food


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I didn’t really remember, but apparently I’ve been here before, when I was four years old.

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And apparently another four-year-old wanted to come, too. I miss him like crazy, but at least he’s having fun at his grandma and grandpa’s house, and I have another dog to play with here. (Don’t tell him.)


Do you recognize this little guy? This is Murphy, Tina’s sweet little pug. He is just as funny in person as he is on her blog.


To fuel up for a day of skiing yesterday, I went for a familiar breakfast. My stomach was a little unsettled with all of the treats the night before, so I wanted something very basic. Or I’m addicted to this breakfast. Whichever.


When you travel with bloggers, clearly we all blog over breakfast.


While Friday was a sunny day with great conditions, yesterday was really snowy. The fresh powder was great, but the snow definitely reduced the visibility, which made this super-cautious skiier a little nervous.


But nothing some lunchtime beers couldn’t help with.


I’m never taking another picture with my hair up again, by the way.


Tina and Mal. (I wasn’t the only one taking a picture.)


I had a wrap with chicken and veggies. It came with chips, but I really wanted fries, so I asked for them. Ask and ye shall receive.


After two beers, we weren’t in a huge rush to get back out there, but we did, and it was awesome. (Photo actually from Friday.)

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(Outdoor photos via Leslie; I was too lazy/cold to take my mittens off.)

Leslie, Meghann and their men went off on some double black mogul trails…


I’ll do single blacks, but I WILL NOT do double blacks and will not do an entire trail of moguls. So I went off on some more blues, but then I found a few more easy blacks to end the day feeling proud of myself.


So we had more beer! This Long Trail is pretty amazing.


We came back, and Bo, Ashley’s husband, had already done much of the cooking for dinner.

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He made beef bourguignon, cassoulet, brussels sprouts, mashed potatoes and salad.


And I had some more ice cream for dessert.

Commence food coma: now.