A few weeks ago, Ashley and I took a break from reality and headed back home to spend some time in the mountains. This trip I was able to show Ashley a few more outdoor activities that I love. I took her winter hiking up to Cornet Falls, which, in the winter, turns into a beautiful ice palace. Eric and I also took her cross country skiing. For me, the absolute best way to start a day is to wake up, put on the XC skis, go outdoors and enjoy the beauty of nature. It’s also the best way to work out the kinks and muscle soreness from the day before. On top of all that, Ashley killed it snowboarding this trip. She finally broke down the mental “steepness” barrier and carved beautiful turns on some gnarly black runs. Before long she’ll be hiking the back-country with me!