Adam called me at 3:30 pm to ask if I was up for a quick trip into the mountains tonight... we didn't have any plans, anything sounded better than dishes and cleaning the house, and we had hopes of it being cooler.
We originally planned to head to Granby, but due to the weather and cloud cover, we decided to head to Breckenridge instead, as we were hoping for good view in Granby and knew we wouldn't be able to see much.
I have more pictures to post from our short trip, but they are on the camera, so that will be later. However, these were a few quick ones from Adam's iPhone.
Due to the weather, we experienced a huge drop in temperature - we were expecting about 20 degrees difference, but were blessed with 42 degrees difference (we saw temps down to 50, but at the time, it was 51 outside in the mountains while 93 at home... this picture shows 52, but it dropped right after taking this picture).
We did go to Breckenridge. Adam got some great shots of the girls by a little stream right before it started raining good there. We went to Motherloaded Tavern, where we had some very tasy (and slightly expensive) "home cooking". Fun little place, good food, and kid friendly.
On the way home we stopped in Frisco at Backcountry Brewing for a beer (I had a Coke).
As we headed down the mountains in the van again, Adam and I saw some neat clouds right in the hills.
It seemed like you could just reach out and touch them.
Both Adam and I said that neither of us felt like we were "used to" the landscape and mountains yet. Even after a year and a half we both still marvel at the beauty around us as we drive within an hour of where we live. We hope we never get used to it.