Saturday, February 18, 2012

A Weekend Getaway.

Friday, February 10th was my birthday. My 30th birthday to be exact. So how did I celebrate my 30th birthday? My amazing husband took me on a weekend getaway to Breckenridge, CO and my son spent his first weekend away from home with one set of his grandparents.
This was my first time to Colorado, other than switching planes in the Denver airport. I was simply amazed by the beauty of this state. The mountains, the snow, the cute towns. Simply breathtaking. Since this was our first weekend getaway, we wanted it to be low key with plenty of time for relaxation. We rented a house in Breckenridge and that’s actually where we spent most of our time. I thought I would share some of our activities and photos.
From the back deck of the house.
When we first got into town, we were starving so we decided to stop for crepes on Main Street at Crepes A La Cart. I tried the Le Parisian with ham, brie and dijon mustard and my husband got one with turkey and pesto. Phenomenal. After the crepes, my husband ran into Rocky Mountain Cupcakes to pick up some cake pops that he had ordered for me. He also picked up some smores, which were two graham crackers with a marshmallow in between, dipped in chocolate. So delicious.

After picking up some goodies, we stopped at the grocery store and got enough food to cook all of our meals for the weekend. I really love to cook, especially when my husband is in the kitchen cooking with me, and actually find it to be quite relaxing. Plus the house we rented had a fantastic kitchen. It would have been a shame not to use it! When we were at the grocery store, my husband managed to slip away to the bakery and pick up a birthday cake he had ordered for me. And somehow he even managed to get it into the house without me noticing and surprised me with it after dinner on Friday night. What a guy!

On Saturday morning, we rode snowmobiles. To be honest, I was a little skeptical about this at first but my husband really wanted to go and I had heard from so many people how fun it would be. So I decided to be adventurous and go but opted to be a passenger on my husband’s snowmobile rather than trying to drive one on my own (that would have been bad for everyone involved). I am so glad we went. I had so much fun and the views were amazing. I highly recommend this to anyone going to Colorado. We used White Mountain Tours and were very impressed with our guide, Brian. He showed everyone how to use the snowmobile and then we set off for our ride. We followed him on trails for over two hours. And while that seems like a long time to be in 11 degree weather, it flew by and I don't recall ever being too cold. I did have on tons of layers though! It was a blast and I will definitely do this again!
Me and my husband.

The whole group.
Snowmobiling stop.
Another snowmobiling stop.
After riding the snowmobiles, we were starving so stopped for lunch at Kenosha Steak House on Main Street. We each had burgers. I opted for a regular beef burger but my husband had the elk burger. Both were excellent. The remainder of the trip was spent relaxing at our house, which was exactly the kind of weekend I needed.
From the back deck of the house.

From the back deck of the house.

I had such an amazing birthday/weekend but by Sunday I was ready to go home. I missed my little man so much. Luckily, we had been getting updates all weekend via text message. He had a great weekend with his grandparents and I think they were sad to send him home.

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