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The Town of Breckenridge

This morning, we took a drive to some off roads and found a lake that still had ice on it. Being from Alabama, ice on a lake is something new. Naturally I took a gazillion pictures. Here are a few.

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Then we found some deep snow and had to play in it. Or stand and watch him play in it.

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Also, since we do not have many pics together on vacation (because I am usually taking the pictures, not posing for them), we decided to get the tripod and remote.

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After the snow, driving back to town for lunch, we saw more peaks and more green grass. I can’t get enough of either.

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I love touring small historic areas of towns when we go on vacation. Breckenridge is no exception. It is a small ski town that depends heavily on tourists during ski and summer season. Most of the locals work in the tourist industry or the construction/maintenance industry. Here are a few favorite pictures from downtown.

We parked in the free-parking-but-walk-forever lot. Still got a great view!breck26

The river runs through the town. That could be said about MANY places in Colorado. breck27

I found a new favorite coffee shop. I’m sure it has nothing to do with a steady supply of gluten-free cookies and cupcakes.

This is Clint’s Café. I’m a new fan.

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We stopped at Downstairs at Eric’s. This is another place that has gluten-free options for lunch. I ordered a Philly cheese with no bread. They prepared the beef, veggies and cheese and put it in a bowl. I got a picture, but it’s not very appetizing. But it tasted great! I’m getting the hang of this traveling with Celiac disease.

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After lunch, more strolling and watching. We saw a guy with a University of Alabama shirt. We shouted “roll tide!”and he immediately turned around to talk to us. He is a former alumni who now lives in southern Florida. He was here on vacation as well.

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Green aspen trees.

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I had to find a Christmas store for an ornament. We chose a wooden image of Mt. Quandary.

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A view of our Jed Clampett truck. Don’t open the doors, junk falls out. breck38

Tomorrow is a very big day. We are going to try to climb our first 14er. More details later!

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