Thursday, April 10, 2014

breckenridge snapshot.

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]

4 comments:

siddathornton said...

Oh I love the mountains! What a fun trip!!! I love that necklace too!

siddathornton said...

It was so much fun - I can't wait to plan a trip back over that way!

siddathornton said...

I love the pictures and hearing all about your trip! I visited Colorado Springs once and the mountains were absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for sharing! :)

siddathornton said...

SO pretty!! Colorado is on my list of places to live :)