Here is where it all began: Breckenridge, Colorado. Breckenridge is the most amazing spring break destination. Instead of doing the typical spring break at the beach, we chose to go to the Rocky mountains. Keep in mind that we had a free place to stay, so this opportunity was also almost impossible to pass up. Come to find out, we knew almost twenty friends who had also planned to go to Breckenridge or Keystone for spring break.
After countless hours of windmills and farmland on the drive up, our first stop was Crepes A La Cart, and this place did not disappoint. We ended up going there multiple times over the course of the week. Our crepe craving grew exponentially from here and we have been on a hunt for more crepes since leaving Breckenridge and almost always fall short of finding a competitor to Crepes A La Cart.
We have to give major thanks to our wonderful hosts Fruit, Krissy, and Clapp for all of the cool things they were able to hook us up with. We were provided a free place to stay by Fruit and Krissy, free skiing passes and ski rentals by Clapp, and delicious food recommendations by Fruit, Krissy, and Clapp that only locals could give. Our trip would have been nothing close to what it was without their hospitality.
One of the aforementioned reasons that our trip was enhanced by their hospitality is that we would not have gone skiing if it weren't for them. If you do plan to go skiing and have never been, you should definitely take a lesson. We did not take a lesson and I regretted it as many times as John fell. Even if you don't take a lesson and spend as much time learning to recover from a flop as you do actually skiing, it is truly one experience worth the cost.
Since we were only able to ski one day, we spent most of our time enjoying the quaint little town. We wandered up and down main street dozens of times, stopping in and out of shops and bars, including a pancake filled breakfast at The Blue Moose. Everything in Breck is extremely easy to access from the free-ride bus system; plus, its way easier than driving in the snow.
One day we decided to take a trip to Keystone to see some friends who were also up here for spring break. After a couple of quick bus rides we arrived at our friends rental house; we sat around and watched the snow fall through the windows as we played some games and enjoyed each others company.
John and I had worked up a bit of an appetite so we decided to wander outside to find some grub. Through the snow we saw the lit up sign for Adriano's Bistro. It turned out to be a completely homemade, five course meal that will forever go down in my book as one of the greatest I have enjoyed. This place is the real deal, and I could never write enough about it to do it any justice.
Our last big day of the trip was Saint Patrick's day. We spent the day with our friends bar crawling through the town, stopping at any place that served beer, including The Breckenridge Brewery - which we had been for dinner earlier in the week.
Spring Breck was truly one for the books, and it was the best spring break that I have ever been on.
Extra stops on the way home:
Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, CO: I cannot wait to go back and see a show there.
Osceola Cheese Co. in Osceola, MO: We stocked up on several varieties of delicious cheese that latest us for quite some time.