October 2014


If you know us or have been following our blog since we’ve gotten married; you may have noticed that we love Breckenridge. It’s a close mountain get away where we tend to go a couple of times a year. We had the opportunity to have one more weekend away early in October.  We were hoping to see some good fall colors, but mostly just enjoyed the time away together without needing to think about all the preparation to be done. We walked around town and Nick enjoyed being creative with his photography.  Heading home we wanted to cross Mosquito Pass to Leadville then up to I70; however, on the way up it was pretty bumpy and we got to a very steep point.  Knowing this is the highest mountain pass in CO at over 13K feet. I was not in the mood to possibly go into labor early on this bumpy dirt road, so we turned around.  It will have to be another adventure for another day.

Here’s a video of our weekend – http://vimeo.com/108084848

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This year we celebrated our 8th wedding anniversary by taking an extended weekend in Crested Butte and surrounding area.  We took a couple of days off work and headed out on a Thursday morning.  We were anticipating seeing some Aspen leaves changing, but it was a bit early.  We enjoyed driving over Kebler Pass and into Paonia where we found a delicious farm to table cafe. We also tested 4 local wineries: Black Bridge, Stone Cottage Cellars, Terror Creek Winery, and Azura Cellars. Paonia is the “Palasade” of the east side of the Grand Mesa, so the fruit is abundant; however they tend to make their wines in a smaller more “European” style (so we were told).  We really enjoyed visiting with the wine makers. We then drove down along the eastern edge of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park and back up to CB. The next day we decided to drive another road called Ohio Pass with better fall colors and paused for a short hike up to Beaver Ponds. We ended the day with dinner at Garlic Mike’s right outside of Gunnison.  This was the same restaurant we had dinner the evening we got married!  The food was delicious!!! When we left it was rainy which provided some different scenery for photos and we decided to drive a different route up to Taylor  Park Reservoir and Cottonwood Pass to Cottonwood Lake. It was a great weekend to get away and relax.

 

Or watch video directly on Vimeo at http://vimeo.com/108081874