We drove to the top of Cottonwood Pass (at 12,000 feet!) on Saturday morning on our way to Crested Butte. It was such a beautiful drive and so nice to breathe in some cool, fresh air.
django's (it was pretty good - nothing to rave about) and relaxed as it started to rain all night. When we woke up in the morning, there was luckily some sun so we walked around the farmer's market in search of breakfast...
...which we found in this delicious crepe that we shared - Palisade peach and strawberry. Yum! Then we hopped in the car and continued our drive up to Vail. That was pretty much the only sun we got that day. It rained most of the day off and on.
Crystal Mine but when we got there, the road was only open for 4 wheel drive vehicles and since it was raining, we decided not to risk it. Such a bummer because that's one of the main things that we were excited about doing. Maybe another time...
La Tour that night and it was really romantic. I had awesome French onion soup and some really awesome Brussels sprouts. The nice thing about going to these ski towns in September, is that all the fancy restaurants were having deals. Then we went back to our hotel and rented some dessert from room service, which they didn't charge us for since we sent back the champagne. Woo hoo!
That night it snowed about three inches between Vail and Breckenridge. We were in awe as we drove through that winter wonderland. It made me cry, it was so beautiful! We had to stop and play with the snow for a few minutes and David even threw a snowball at me - we are such desert rats!
We spent the rest of the afternoon just walking around Breckenridge, shopping and talking and walking. Then flew home late Monday night. It was really fun hanging out with David. It's funny how we spend a lot of time together but that time seems less "quality" when we're at home with our kids. It felt nice to focus on each other, laugh at each other's jokes, compliment each other and really feel connected.