We had such a cozy weekend last time and felt we had to go with the kids as soon as possible back to Romme.
It’s not so easy to know how winter or activity level will be this year, so we take the opportunity now while it’s possible.
We were a bit nervous when we booked because the temp started to drop to plus degrees in Borlänge. We looked every day before the D day.
We left as soon as we could on Friday with the goal of collecting the youngsters' equipment before they closed the rental. It went very well and smoothly, we had pre-booked everything, so there was only a small correction in the boot sizes. It was snowing properly and was a bit too hot, but it felt like it was still okay to be carried on tomorrow.
We checked in and then sat down in a secluded part of the Lodge and took some snacks and drinks.
I think we sat there for a couple of hours talked, looked in mobiles and I had some work done. So incredibly relaxing.
17:15 it was time for dinner buffet. Since it's Friday, it became the American theme as last time. Maybe not the theme I think is most fun but there are some good things to find.
Now the authorities have introduced that you can only sit 4 people per table. Feels very silly when you are a family of 5 who also sleep in the same room. But it's not something we or they can do anything about. We had to sit on 2 tables and talk a little louder, so everyone could hear. But it doesn't matter, we are happy to finally do something properly together, so right now everything work.
Installation in a slightly larger room for 5 with the usual discussion about where everyone should sleep and who decide first and last on our last trip.
A quiet evening where we adults fell asleep early while the youngsters had to sit down in the lobby and talk further with their friends online. The new way to socialize almost 24 hours a day, it feels like.
Breakfast buffet in the morning, which is always appreciated.
Then it was snowboarding for 2 hours for one of our young people and the rest of the day skiing. We were so lucky with the weather, even if it was a bit warmer than desired for skiing, but it was still okay. After lunch, some slopes were a little bit sticky, but there were several that continued to be good.
We were skiing from the start to the end of the day, and then it was time to go home.
Now we have cravings for next trip.
We are happy and satisfied and plan the next trip and keep track of the weather.
It's a new year, and we leave a pretty tough year and hope that everything will start to come to something more normal this year. I sit and dream about our next trip, and we are constantly looking online about what is happening and what kind of rules we got at the moment. We sit with a long list of our future destinations and dream.
After many cancellations of travel in 2020 and no proper vacation, it creeps in the body who wants to do something fun and active. After many thoughts and trade-offs if we dare to go, we chose to take a trip to Romme alpin which is not so far away from Stockholm.
Afterwork, happy and excited, we jumped into a prepared car. One night doesn't require much packing 😉
We arrived 3 1/2 hours later, starving. The crew at Romme alpin was kind and let us book a table at the Lodge even if we should be 15 minutes late after last sitting. We had to sneak into the restaurant, and finally we could sit down and inhale the atmosphere.
We can see that there is a lot less with people. It feels like people do their best to keep distance to each other. And they had made a way out and a way into the buffet room, where they took hand liquor before the entrance.
I sat with horror and watched a small child who had a stuffed animal in the shape of an elephant in the same size as herself and which she ran around and dragged on the entire floor of the restaurant. I may be a little sensitive, but it wouldn't have come in to my house until it was washed.
When we were done, we sat down for a while in the Lobby, but it was not too long before everything was shut down at 8:30 pm.
We went to the room, watched tv and fell asleep pretty quickly after our work week.
Saturday morning, can't remember the last time I slept so well. Had to take a picture at the bed mattress brand, so I maybe can get a new one at home. Have woken up small moments during the night and heard that they worked hard out on the slopes with their machines and scooters.
Finally, we had the long-awaited buffet breakfast, fixed our rides, packed up our room and then out on the slopes. Aaa... we have longed for this a long time!
I quickly noticed that my feet were not happy. The toes numb away, got tingling, aches and it burned.
Disaster, but I knew I heard that you can custom fix ski boots, but I don't know how.
We went down to the ski shop and the first guy didn’t know anything about this but asked us to come back when a colleague was back who had more experience.
One hour later I came out with custom-made soles and now my feet were so happy again.
-9 °C, perfect snow, perfect amount of people, equipment fits perfect.
We went over and over again until the slopes closed, and we started driving home again.
A big smile on our faces, and we could not stop talking about what an amazing day we had.
Merry Christmas 2021
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Romme Alpin- Borlänge