Day Three: Salida, Colorado On day three of our Southern Colorado road trip, we rose well-rested from our slumber at Mellow Moon Lodge. It was time for coffee, a brief dog walk and breakfast. The first item on the schedule today was a soak at Joyful Journey Hot Springs in Moffat, a tiny town in the San Luis Valley located on our way to Salida. We drove to Saguache, about
We’ve been spending time in Leadville for the good part of two decades and we’ve seen this town go through some changes. However, it’s never lost that Wild West charm that makes it an authentic slice of Colorado and the Rocky Mountains. We visited Leadville in December and it was frigid. Even with gloves on my fingers were stiff and nearly frozen as we walked around town. Leadville should be
Crested Butte, Colorado is not short on restaurants. In fact, between Crested Butte Mountain Resort and the small Town of Crested Butte, there are around 60 restaurants, so it would be difficult to eat all the things in Crested Butte during one three-night stay, but we tried. It turns out, Crested Butte is a very good food town. Here’s where we ate and what we thought about each and every
Last week, I shared with you part one of my two-part “Meet Me in Meeker” series. In last week’s post, I wrote about the surprisingly vibrant downtown we encountered. Click here to read it. This week, I want to introduce you to where we ate, drank and stayed in this fun little northwest Colorado town. As a reminder, we were in town for the Jammin’ Lamb Festival, a culinary event
Sometimes the best part of traveling is when something unexpected occurs. Even getting stuck on Vail Pass in a snowstorm can result in a nice long soak at Glenwood Hot Springs, which is what happened to us in 2014. It wasn’t a snowstorm that brought us unexpectedly to Minturn last month – it was Record Store Day. If you are an avid collector of vinyl, like my husband, Ryan, you
Breckenridge is a town we know well and many of my readers do too. So on our last trip, we decided to do some things in Breckenridge that we’d never done before. That included the fat bike tour that I wrote about earlier this month. New Hotel in Breckenridge It also included staying at a brand new hotel, the Residence Inn by Marriott. It’s not only new to us, this
Winter Park fits Ryan and I like an old glove. I think this is true for many Coloradans; especially Coloradans like Ryan who grew up skiing at Winter Park Resort. I’ve been visiting for 16 years, and the town’s got a comfortable, familiar ambiance that I love. However, if you’re anything like us, when you get comfortable with a destination you tend to visit the same places on each visit.
I have a major complaint. If a restaurant wants to get in on breakfast service they need to open at least by 7 a.m., maybe earlier. Most people work. Yep, it’s true. And most working people need to be at work by 8 a.m. My husband and I love going out for breakfast on a weekday, especially a Monday. We are business owners, so it gives us some time to
I recently discovered Mandolin Cafe at 210 East 4th Street in Loveland, Colorado. This relatively new addition to downtown, is a funky coffee shop with a musical soul. Last Thursday evening, Stoll Vaughan, a singer/songwriter and stellar guitarist played a free show at Mandolin Cafe. Vaughan had approached owner Alex Zoll about playing at the coffee shop after Vaughan opened for The Elders at The Rialto Theater in Loveland,
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