I recently took a trip up north into this beautiful mountain area. Though I live at sea level on the coast, I have always loved mountains. During this little vacation, the weather and climate were obviously going to be quite different than what I was used to. I was used to plenty of oxygen and sunny beaches with warm weather. Now, we were heading almost ten thousand feet up into the mountains! It turned out to be a lot more pleasant than I thought it would. The hotel had excellent accommodations and excellent heat! I loved it to venture outside, especially when the snow was falling. However, I could take solace in the fact that I was never that far away from a thoroughly heated space. Of course, that was because I wasn’t quite ready to go hiking up in the mountains in below-freezing weather! Yes, I will admit that I did not go for some of the more adventurous attractions up on that mountain. I at least took the gondola ride for a better view of all the beautiful sights. It sure was freezing cold dangling up there, and I couldn’t wait to get back to the warmth of my hotel room, though the view was once in a lifetime. I can’t tell you how satisfying it was to walk back through the hotel doors and feel that warm air washing over me after that freezing gondola ride. For the most part, after that little adventure, I opted to watch the beautiful snowfall and picturesque landscape from my hotel window!