WHY ARE PEOPLE IN STEAMBOAT SO THANKFUL?Posted by Kim Filler
When we sit around the table next week to celebrate Thanksgiving, we have a lot to savor. It’s not just the gravy smeared turkey with it’s colorful timings, but the everyday blessings we toast as we raise our glasses. We wanted to share some of the reasons we are thankful for living in Steamboat and hope you can enjoy them too on your next visit.
Terrain – lots of it to explore in hiking shoes, ski boots, cross country gear. On boards, sleds, snowmobiles and horseback. Nature’s playground at its best.
Horses and our ranching heritage. Miles of rolling farmlands to cycle past, livestock to watch at fair and cowboy traditions to uphold.
Artwalk on the first Friday of the month. Strolling through downtown to glimpse or study works crafted by local talent.
No hour-long waits in the car at rush hour. More time for happy hours with friends, dog walks, bike rides, an early morning skin up the mountain or simple family time.
Kicking back in the thermal waters of the hot springs to soak tired limbs after a day of skiing, hiking or biking. Watching the stars at night and the reflection of the moon in the water.
Fireworks and festivals on every holiday. Carnivals and parades to watch from afar or join in if you choose.
Understanding the challenges of mountain living and a community that is on-hand to help whoever is in need.
Leaves – watching the seasons change on the branches of aspen trees. The light green of springtime, darker hue of summer and burst of gold in fall before the winter shed.
Cheers to you and yours, may we all be thankful for blessings big and small.