Sunday, March 3, 2013

Mile High

We took a trip to Colorado last week to visit my Grandma in Denver and then ski in Breckenridge. We had the most amazing time! I appointed Dan the "activities coordinator" for the trip and he gathered recommendations from several people. It seems like everyone has been to Denver and agrees on how great it is! We pretty much ate and drank our way through the city and met some really nice people along the way. We stopped at a few micro breweries and tried all the local beer. Denver has so many great things to do, see, and eat. We couldn't try it all and wished we had stayed longer.

Breakfast at Snooze. My favorite meal of the trip. We shared a peanut butter cup pancake. I'm still dreaming about it! 

Started each morning with a Bloody Mary. This one was bacon infused. Awesome. Dan had chicken and waffles at Steuben's.

Noodles at Uncle at new Asian Fusion Restaurant. 

My grandma's 92nd birthday was the reason for the visit. She's just as witty as ever and requested a beer be snuck into the nursing home for her. I don't know if I have ever mentioned it on this blog, but my grandma had 16 kids!!! (my mom was #12). I asked my grandma how many grand kids and great grandkids she had and she said "too many to count". :-) She couldn't have been more thrilled to meet her newest great grand baby Rye (my niece).

 After a great weekend in Denver, we headed up to Breckenridge. There was a blizzard in Denver the day we left to drive through the mountains in our compact rental car. Dan was a pro at driving in the snow and slick roads, but it was still pretty scary. Prior to booking this trip Dan was not certain he would attempt any type of snow sport due to past experiences. On the day I went to get my skis, Dan decided to snow board. Yay!! The sun shone bright and the mountains were beautiful! I zoomed down the mountain loving every minute and Dan tumbled like a true champ. We both had a great time!

Breckenridge is a little quaint town. There are tons of shops and restaurants that line the main street. We didn't have as much luck on the food scene there, but not for lack of trying different restaurants. Our favorite was Park and Main.

We had such a wonderful time in Colorado. Thanks to everyone who gave us recommendations for places to go! I even heard Dan say he would like to snowboarding again!

1 comment:

Laura said...

Gorgeous pictures! That pancake looks delicious! We went through Colorado on a road trip a few years back, the drive is gorgeous. And we did stop in Denver - ate at some restaurant we came across claiming to have one of the best burgers in the US. After we left we realized we missed eating at the original Chipotle! Next time!