We loved our week in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. We stayed in Breckenridge and also visited Beaver Creek and Vail. Sun, snow, amazing beauty all around us, we were wowed by it all! My husband is determined to make the Rockies our home one day. Enjoy some of the beauty I was able to capture.....
Breckenridge Victorian building on the corner of Main Street
We love this town, charming architecture, spectacular mountain views and several good restaurants.
Beaver Creek, CO
Our kids favorite mountain for snowboarding and skiing is Beaver Creek, the resort is pretty and modern but not as quaint as Breckinridge with its old Victorian buildings.
Larkspur Mountain, McCoy Park, Beaver Creek
view from Larkspur, Beaver Creek
Larkspur Bowl, Beaver Creek (note to self: give husband back his soft thick fleece pullover, makes me look soft and thick too)
Beaver Creek village
back to Breckenridge, The Warming Hut restaurant
Breckenridge, The Theobald Building
another example of the charming Victorian buildings of downtown Breckenridge
dogsledding and snowmobiling are available in Breckenridge too
An old gold miners cabin that is still in use on our way up to Bald Mountain, at over 13,000 feet.
Breckenridge, Josie's Cabin
Loved exploring Gorsuch, the gorgeous shop in Vail and one of my favorite catalogs... a cozy, romantic shop with its European Alps type clothing and decor. Difficult to find a price tag with anything less than $1000 though. The store and displays are really beautiful.
We ended up the trip by meeting a blogging friend, the beautiful and talented Pam of Simple Details. She is not only a clever DIYer, she is am amazing baker as well. She sent us home with the most delicious, buttery, crispy cookies full of yummy, good for you ingredients. Husband's description- "these are the best cookies I have ever had." That is saying something because we are pretty much cookie experts. Pam, you need to share your recipe!
They were packaged beautifully too. We just decided to freeze the remaining cookies so we can ration them. Each person has their own stash so as not to incur any issues with anyone taking more than their share!
Back to real life in beautiful but grey Northeast Ohio. Will look forward to seeing the Rockies in the summer for our next visit!
a curious gardener photos