Breckenridge is one of the most amazing spring break destinations I've been to. John and I chose to go to the Rocky mountains instead of the typical beach destinations. Keep in mind that we had a free place to stay, so this opportunity was also almost impossible to pass up. Luckily, we knew almost twenty friends who also had planned to go to Breckenridge or Keystone for spring break.
After countless hours driving past windmills and farmland our very first Breckenridge 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 cravings have grown exponentially, and we have been on a hunt for more crepes since leaving Breckenridge.
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 and help us out 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 all three that only locals could give. Our trip would have been nothing close to what it was without their hospitality. Thank you!
One of the aforementioned reasons that our trip was enhanced by their hospitality is that we would not have gone skiing if it wasn't for them. If you do plan to go skiing and have never been, you should definitely take a lesson. We did not take lessons, 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 that would have been worth the cost.
Since we were only able to ski one day, we spent most of our time enjoying the quaint ski town. We wandered up and down main street dozens of times, stopping in and out of shops and bars. One of those spots included a pancake-filled breakfast at The Blue Moose. Everything in Breck is extremely easy to access from the free-ride bus system. Plus, it's much easier than driving in the snow.
One day, we decided to take a trip to Keystone to see the friends who were also in the area for spring break. After a couple of quick bus rides, we arrived at our friend's rental house. We sat around and watched the snow fall through the windows while playing games and enjoying each other's company.
John and I had had worked up a bit of an appetite, so we decided to wander outside to find some grub. Through the snow, we saw the bright sign for Adriano's Bistro. It turned out to be a completely homemade, five course meal that will forever be as one of the best I have enjoyed. This place is the real deal, and I could never write enough about it to do it justice.
Our last 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. One place was The Breckenridge Brewery, where we had been for dinner earlier in the week.
Spring Breck was truly one for the books, and it was the best spring break trip that I have ever been on. Along the long road home, we stopped at a few notable places. I cannot wait to make it back to Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, Colorado for a show. John cannot wait to make it back to the Osceola Cheese Company in Osceola, Missouri to stock up on delicious varieties of cheese.