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Friday, October 16, 2015

Breckenridge - Travel Diary

Hello Biscuits,

Welcome back! Okay so this post is going to be about my experience in Breckenridge!
First thing, Breckenridge is a lovely town with beautiful landscaping. During your drive there from the airport, you will feel you ears start to pop because you are going higher in elevation. Please remember to bring some kind of aspirin because my head was pounding from all the pressure. haha sorry about that but I just wanted to be truthful and make your trip the best it could be. But with the head pressure aside, the town is so cute with little stores and such lining the streets. You will also see a little snow tubing area before you reach the town. I believe that was about 15-20 minutes before we reached our townhouse. So back to driving into town, you will be curving in and out of the mountain side which is really cool because you will see amazing views as you get higher and higher. I was lucky enough to see a ram!

Our townhouse was great, even though it was a bit difficult to find with google maps, our host had really good directions available. The place was supplied with plenty of blankets, sheets and everything we needed to know about the area. The shuttle buses run about every 20 minutes however it can run late sometimes so make sure you bundle up when you head out there.

So being my first time, I only bought 2 day pass for the lift. To be honest, I was so sore after the first day, I didn't want to go back out the 2nd day. But we kind of forced ourselves to go out there. It was really worth it because we went on the Bonanza trail. To get to this trail, you will need to go up the Mercury lift and let me warn you guys beforehand, the lift is sooooooo long and it gets pretty cold so make sure you jacket is zipped up before you get on this lift. Luckily, there was a leg rest for your board because on the green trails, your board is just handing mid-air and it can get pretty heavy. Alright, so once I got on top of the peak, I looked down at the mountain/trail and said to myself there was no way I am going down this steep thing! It took about 15 minutes to gain the courage to start. lol. Boy, just thinking of it right now makes my palms sweat and my stomach float! So, after going down a bit, it wasn't too bad, this trail was perfect because it was marked as a slow trail and it wasn't as crowded as the green beginner's trail and it was also way easier to go down since there is a lot of gravity. So at first it can be daunting but definitely give it a try! I am so happy I can say that I went on a blue trail and I didn't fall off the lift when I was getting off.

Funny side story, when we were trying to drive out to get our groceries, our rental car was stuck in the snow. We had to wait for the morning time when it warmed up a bit to push the car out of the ice and up the driveway ramp. Please remember to have everyone get out of the car before you try to push! lol

The last day was a snowy day, me and hubs stayed in the house since we were so sore, we didn't bother to go out and explore the town. We had lots of fun trying to start the fireplace and watching the snow fall and kpop star on my iPad. It was a fun chill day. Around 4 -5 pm we started to go back to the bottom of peak 9 to meet up with our friends who bought a 3 day lift pass. I think we decided to eat out as well and found a burger/wing place. We also got some souvenir shopping done and headed back to pack and leave.

Well I hope this post gives you an insight into a first time snowboarder experience and I hope you enjoyed the read. I know I had a great time writing and reminiscing.

Till next time my cuties!

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