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Frisco, Colorado 2019

Morning in Frisco usually includes brunch at the Butterhorn Bakery. They have  this gluten-free French toast that I enjoy once a year and only in Frisco. This year, I added a hot chocolate since the weather was cold! After brunch, we explored the town. The wildflowers were out with the snowy mountains in the background. …

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Colorado 2019

We made it from Alabama to Colorado Springs in one long drive! This year, as a family of 3, we left Alabama at 8:30pm and rolled into Colorado Springs at 7pm the next day. Atlas slept most of the way and we just kept driving until we got here. Year 9 out west! We had …

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Telluride 2018

This morning, we loaded up the truck and traveled south to Telluride! For the next week, depending on the 416 Fire in Durango, we will be camping up above Telluride at the Matterhorn campground. This morning, we ate some granola bars and left the wide open spaces of Crested Butte behind. We stopped in Montrose …

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Crested Butte Farmers’ Market

Yesterday was market day in Crested Butte. Their Sunday market is perfect for an afternoon of walking the town streets and supporting local farmers and businesses. This is one of our favorite pickle vendors. If we could have hauled back all these jars, we would have. I picked up a gluten free cream cheese brownie …

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Crested Butte Wide Open Spaces

Breakfast scramble for the win. I shall take this idea back to Tuscaloosa. Bacon is a must. Breakfast view from our condo. After breakfast, we went exploring. I think the views from the Crested Butte area are fantastic. Wildflowers are definitely blooming here. After checking out the scenes, we had lunch in town at Teocalli …

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Crested Butte, Colorado 2018

Leaving the Rocky Mountain National Park is always bittersweet. I have a ton of new memories but I know it might be a couple of years before we come back. Since we still tent camp, the odds are good we will be back next year because this campground has flushing toilets. I have no shame …

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Estes Park, Colorado 2018

FINALLY!! We are back in Colorado. This is year 9 for us. Beginning in 2009, we started spending each June out west in Colorado, Montana, Wyoming, and Utah. Our favorite place is by far Colorado. Last summer, we had to skip the trip. We were finishing up the house construction and just could not leave …

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Mt. Evans Colorado

It took 3 years of trying, but I finally climbed my first 14er. On our last week in Colorado, we attempted to summit this one with the shortest, but steepest route. And many times, I thought I couldn’t do it, but Stephen kept telling me I could. And I did! The climb back dow, was …

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Maroon Bells, Aspen Colorado 2015

Our few days camping at Maroon Bells (Silver Queen Campground) in Aspen were amazing! A lot of hiking, fishing, dawn sunrises and late afternoon sunsets. Oh, and BEARS! Campfire beverages. I’m obsessed with blueberry lemonade.   Afternoon downtown tourist thing. We searched forever for ice cream. The best BBQ I had during the whole trip. …

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Breckenridge Colorado 2015

After catching up on some sleep, and a big country breakfast, we took a drive over Hoosier Pass to scout out some 14ers for snow cover. This year, Colorado had a very late snow season and the peaks and hiking paths are still showing the results. These are from Alma around Kite Lake..which is frozen. …

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Estes Park

Our first stop in Estes Park was a quick lunch at the Big Horn Grill. This is a no-nonsense place with plain good food. Nothing fancy, but fast service and food like home. I got the philly steak (no bread) and ate the whole thing. We had been driving half the day and we knew …

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Kansas to Colorado

Eating on the road with Celiac disease is quite a struggle. We usually stick to tested restaurants on the way to Colorado. Once we are there, the likelihood of finding gluten-free restaurants triples. It’s very easy to find GF dishes in most places. Colorado has been on the forefront of the healthy eating trend for …

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