Monday, January 24, 2011

Breckenridge or Bust

We spend the past few days in Breckenridge, Colorado freezing skiing our butts off! It was tons of fun, but oh so much work. What a great reminder of how out of shape we all were! We arrived in Denver early Thursday morning and got our rental car (they upgraded us to a new Jeep Grand Cherokee, which I have been eying as an upgrade to my current vehicle!), and after a nice Denny's breakfast, we were en route to Breck. It was actually a short and easy drive from Denver to Breckenridge -- flat, no twisty roads or scary uphill climbs. We were able to walk around the town a bit before meeting up with friends for lunch at the local Brewery -- great beer, not so great food...

We checked into the house a few hours later, met the rest of the crew, and ate a nice chicken enchilada dinner before playing a few games and breaking out the cards for a round of Spades. We spent the next two days skiing in deep powder, blizzard-like temperatures, and freezing gusts of wind. Awesome :) There is a great restaurant/bar on Peak 8 that we frequented when the conditions got bad or when we got hungry. It was a great atmosphere -- lots of yummy food, good music, nice people, and the best cocoa and Bailey's/Kaluha you could get your cold hands on!

We had such an awesome time and met some really great people. Needless to say, we are already thinking about trip #2 next year :) Here are some iPhone pics (more 'real' pics to come!).

Hanging out in Breckenridge on our first day

After a long day of skiing

Trevor and Troy - the original snow bunnies

It was so cold!

The town of Breckenridge

This is our blizzard shot :)

Look closely - you can see a snow sculpture of the word BRECK!

Snow bunines - Kristen, Jenna, Me, Natalee

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