We took a little drive today and headed to one of my favorite mountains, Keystone, for another full day of skiing.
I <3 Keystone!
Before we headed out my Dad prepared a delicious filling breakfast of biscuits and gravy with a side of pear and apple drizzled in yogurt.
Keystone is only about a 20 minute drive from Breckenridge. You can actually see Breckenridge from Keystone and vice versa.
NINE of us managed to squeeze into a gondola meant for 8 people on our first ride up.
We found a sign stating a weight limit of 1450 pounds for the gondola, which had all of us doing the math in our head.
We made it to the top, so I am assuming that means we were safe. 😉
Why is it Derek looks so cute in his ski gear and I look like an 80 year old woman?
I know some girls look cute on the mountain, but for me its all about warmth. Who am I trying to impress on the slopes anyways?
For some reason my breakfast didn’t hold me over at all. Around 10:00 I ended up digging in to this Nature Valley Bar that they were handing out at the entrance.
Lunch was consumed around noon on the mountain.
Again we went with the ‘brown bag’ and I enjoyed an almond butter and carrot wrap that I made this morning with a handful of tortillas and dried fruit.
I also nabbed a bite of my Dad’s cookie and brownie.
The rest of the afternoon was spent getting lost in the trees
and watching Derek do his thing!
Derek was brave enough to join us for the ladder part of the afternoon. I think we intimidated him yesterday morning, but he is slowly coming around. 🙂
My mom, sister, little bro and I decided to cut our day on the mountain a little short and opted for a cool beer mountainside instead.
Kelly and I shared a Sam Adams Winter Lager
Eventually we moved inside to the Spoon Cafe
And split a hummus platter
This place has the best homemade hummus. Its very fresh and tasty.
When my Dad suggested we head out for dinner tonight, no one questioned his brilliant idea. As much as I love passing out at the cabin after a day on the slopes, I also love dressing up in cute winter clothes and taking a stroll around town. 😉
Its impossible for my family to visit Breckenridge and not dine at Rasta Pasta at least once. It is a 7 year old tradition after all.
The meal started with very strong garlic bread.
I had half a piece and then picked at a couple of more bites.
The bread was followed by a small salad that was swimming in ginger dressing.
I ate about half the salad and tried to dodge the big glob of dressing as much as I could.
When trying to decide what to order fro my main dish, I found it helpful to look back at my blog and refresh my memory of what I had ordered when I ate here back in February (post here). Sometimes it comes in handy having over a year of my life documented in this blog. 😉
I ended up ordering the Natural Mystic Dish which was a pineapple curry served over penne pasta. The original dish came with chicken, but I requested tofu instead.
The dish was pretty fabulous. The pineapple curry was very tasty and refreshing. I ate about 3/4 of my bowl and Derek finished the rest.
After dinner we took a little detour to the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
I know these place are everywhere, but there’s something special about going to one that is actually in the Rocky Mountains.
We purchased a handful of goodies including a chocolate peanut covered pretzel rod.
I ate half and am saving the other half for tomorrow.
Its snowing outside right now! I hope the snow keeps coming so we may have some killer runs tomorrow.
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