It’s about time I wrote this ultimate guide of 10 things to do in Breckenridge Colorado. This pretty mountain town is one of my favorite places in Colorado! Skiing and snowboarding are the main attractions for tourists in winter, but there are many other activities to choose from.
But first, a little history about Breckenridge:
Breck was established in 1859 after prospectors discovered gold in placer mines (dug straight down) along the Blue River and Idaho Springs during the Pikes Peak Gold Rush. Soon others rushed to Summit County to stake a claim.
Last month, I bushwhacked through the forest and came upon a clearing. When the snow sloped downward in a large bowl, I turned back. I didn’t want to fall into a placer mine by accident! These commonplace mines are located along most trails.
General George E. Spencer named the town after Vice President, John C. Breckinridge…
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Sometimes seen written as MDE, Disney’s Magical Express is that complimentary bus ride from Orlando International Airport (MCO) to Walt Disney World Property. I often get questions regarding Magical Express, so I thought it would be a good idea to help everyone out by putting all the information in one place. Here are the most … Continue reading Disney’s Magical Express
Originally posted on Follow the Tumble Lees!: March 21, 2018. The second day of Spring! It’s officially Spring so time to end our Winter Series posts! As mentioned in a few previous posts, we really weren’t sure how our winter would…
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The Best Thing About Multiple Destination Vacations…
In 16 days Evelina and I leave for Naples and I cannot wait! We will be at the condo for 6 days followed by 3 days at Disney World. I love multiple destination trips because it feels like 2 vacations in one. Our Naples trip will be relaxing with only a few activities planned. Our goal is to lie on the beach a lot and swim in the pool ever more!
The only 2 activities on the books are parasailing and eating at Grouper and Chips.
Disney, on the other hand, requires more planning and will be more walking and less relaxing. It is so much fun though. This trip we are not going to spend the entire day in Magic Kingdom nor are we going to Hollywood Studios. We will commit a half day to MK and Animal Kingdom and a full day to Epcot Center, which is our favorite park.
Having 2 destinations gives us something to look forward to while we are relaxing on the beach. Usually the trip is over once you begin cleaning up the house and packing suitcases. Having another destination to end the trip builds a whole new level of excitement mid-trip! That in itself makes the second leg of vacation worth it.
All-in-all we are super excited. I guess if you aren’t excited for vacation, then you need to re-evaluate what type of trip your taking!
Not to alarm anyone, but I will be absent for the next couple days. I am having a medical procedure done today and it will take a couple days to recover. Nothing major at this point as my doctor is conducting this procedure to rule some things out. With that said it isn’t a simple procedure either so I would appreciate prayers if you would be so kind.
I am going to go ahead and schedule my Question post for today and Tuesday, but I will not be responding to comments until Wednesday or Thursday. I hope everyone has a great week!
Sundays Are My Favorite Day of Rest and Relaxation…
Some might call me old-fashioned, but I don’t do much on Sundays. When I was a young man I was taught to rest on Sunday and I still do to this day. I don’t clean the garage. I don’t straighten the house. I don’t clean my car. I rest.
I also like to be quiet around the house so my neighbors can also rest. My favorite neighbor is the guy who decides Sunday is the best day to operate every piece of noisy equipment he owns. Mowers, weed eaters, backpack blowers are typically the main tools of offense. For me those jobs are to be done on Saturday to allow for a day of reflection, family time and recharging batteries for Monday.
Oh and did I mention said neighbor usually begins at 7 am? Lovely.
Maybe today I’ll read a little? Or maybe watch some NBA basketball? Or even golf? We might even go for a stroll in the park with Bentley.
But work? Not today.
I hope everyone out in the blogiverse has a peaceful Sunday with family.
My favorite part of planning a vacation is the anticipation…
I think I have said this before, but there is something about the excitement that happens inside me when I am planning a vacation. Evelina and I are going down to the condo in Naples in just under 2 months and I am beginning to get extra excited. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel and it is a basket of grouper and chips!
I have been doing research to find some things to do which we have never done and restaurants at which we’ve never eaten. So far I am considering parasailing, bike riding, a sunset romantic dinner for 2 and a few other things. I must keep the list short because we are only spending 5 nights in Naples before heading to Disney for 3 days.
At any rate, planning and finding new things has really injected a bit of excitement into my veins especially when I realized we are less than 2 months from leaving.
For me the excitement begins to build when I start planning our route, designing a budget, scheduling reservations, etc. Looking at new places to eat and pictures of the ocean begins building an anticipation inside me that wants to erupt like a volcano. Each day of research uncovers something new for this trip or something I might want to put on the agenda for a future trip.
I just love the little adrenaline rush that planning a vacation releases in me.
Let me ask you, what is your favorite part of planning a vacation? And where might you be headed this year?