Back at the beginning of March, our friends Alex & Ashley were kind enough to invite us to come stay with them in Breckenridge, Colorado. Neither Justin nor I had ever been there before [or snow skiing!], so we were more than happy to make the trek west for a change of scenery. [And these photos are a huge change of scenery from yesterday's beachy post!]
justin was already in colorado for our friend blaine's bachelor party,
so my trip over to meet him was a solo one; i enjoyed reading the cuckoo's calling.
upon arrival in denver, i was famished. we stopped at a little restaurant called
smokin' yard's BBQ, in idaho springs, on the way to breckenridge.
the view from our table at smokin' yard's. i loved being in the "real" mountains.
try as i did, i couldn't adequately capture the beautiful views we experienced on the drive
from denver to breckenridge. the mountains were steamy & foggy & stately.
massive icicles clung to the roof of the pretty house where we stayed.
justin was much better at skiing than i was; here you see him holding both our sets of skis.
riding in the gondolas was one of my favorite experiences. yes, i was a total newbie.
at lunch with everyone.
at another favorite restaurant of the trip, the lost cajun. a little piece of louisiana in colorado.
my beloved pinecone necklace that justin picked up for me from one of the shops.
Though I turned out to be a rather sub-par skier [and that's being kind], I am already looking forward to planning our next ski trip. Maybe next time, we'll venture over to Utah! Have you ever been there? What are some places we can't miss? A big thank-you to Alex & Ashley for inviting us to come experience Breckenridge with them! We had a wonderful time.
[Photos: March in Breckenridge, Colorado | iPhone 5C]