I’m in Keystone, Colorado, for TBEX‘s new media travel writers (bloggers) conference.
The conference starts off with a fancy function on the mountaintop – a destination that can only be reached via not one, but TWO separate trips in gondola ski lifts.
Summit House, where we are hoping to enjoy a quiet glass of wine while admiring gorgeous scenery before heading up to the evening’s main event.
That isn’t what we get. There is a loud, not-to-our taste band and lots of kids running around screaming as they jump off the benches (ok, the kids’ flying leaps are actually pretty entertaining). The whole place seems as if it has seen better days and the top floor (with the great views) isn’t open. There really isn’t a comfortable place inside (and it’s pretty cold outside) to sit and have a drink and enjoy the great view. Still, the scenery is nice and the bar staff is friendly, so it’s good enough for the time being.
Outpost at the end of the next gondola ride.
Mountain sunsets are filled with surprises. We board the gondola after the sun has set, but as we glide down the mountainside we are treated to a second sunset.
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