Isn’t it weird when you find out there are amazing things right in your backyard? Well, not literally your back yard – in this case I mean a quick drive up the hill to Silverthorne – but here in Colorado – that is our backyard – right?
The Ice Castles (the place, not the movie) contacted Mile High Mamas (who is running a contest for tickets through the 26th, by the way) and while I have been a bad little Mile High Mama lately with all my life craziness, I still love being part of the group and jumped up and down at the chance to go see THIS in person:
We happened to go on a 50 degree day, when the sun was melting the ice like crazy, and I was able to walk around in just a fleece. But that made for some good photography time.
And good OH MY GAWD time.
And good Declan wants to play with chunks of ice time.
And good “Is this actually real?” time.
But, while the day was spectacular – the night was INSANE.
Where walking through the different sections was totally different from the morning.
Well worth the return trip.
Well worth ANY trip.
And since the Ice Castles change all winter long – while the crew builds them icicle by icicle and Mother Nature adjusts their texture and form with every weather pattern – we’ll be back for sure.
Full Flickr set is here!