Tanya's Daily Scoop Covering the West Coast & the World CURRENTLY TRAVELING IN: BRECKENRIDGE
Keeping busy at the Resort
Well hello there!
I'm fresh as a Bunny today (I know it should be Daisy, but it's the winter and there are no Daisys - but there are Ski Bunnies!).
I'm pretty much fully acclimatized and ready to go hit all that beautiful fresh powder that's been falling since Sunday!
So therefore I will be keeping it kinda short for today and especially since yesterday was my recouping/down day.
We spent the entire day at the resort... The kids wanted to go to the pool, so I went to watch and hang out...while also watching all of the skiers coming down the slopes and being totally jealous of them...wishing that I could be out there.
But I had to allow myself to get back to 100%!
My view from the indoor poolside chair (c)travelincousins.com
Watching the chairlift take hoards of people up to the top (c)travelincousins.com
Although we typically come out to Colorado on a ski trip every year, (because we were busy on our Winter Wonderland Tour of Europe at this time last year) it has actually been 2 years since our last visit and on that trip while the kids and I were off exploring the slopes and the village...
Our January 2016 Ski Trip to Colorado. Photo credit: Epicmix
Elisa was busy on the home front on Long Island doing some off-site location research support and came up with these informative: 16 Cool Facts about Breckenridge 1. Long before white settlers from the east crossed the Continental Divide, the area that would become Breckenridge was part of the summer hunting grounds of the nomadic White River and Middle Park Ute Native Americans.
2. As early as 1840, the establishment of a town was the result of America's mid-nineteenth- century rush to settle the West and by 1859 the Pike's Peak Gold Rush was on, and discovery of gold in the Breckenridge area brought miners and fortune seekers to the "Blue River Diggings.”
3. The town of Breckenridge was formally established in November 1859 by General George E. Spencer's prospecting company to serve the miners.
4. One of the stories behind the name "Breckenridge" is that Spencer named it after John C. Breckenridge of Kentucky, 14th Vice President of the United States, in the hopes of flattering the government and gaining a post office.
5. Breckenridge was home to the first post office between the Continental Divide and Salt Lake City, Utah.
6. The town of Breckenridge is 7 miles long and 2 miles wide.
7. Breckenridge was inadvertently left off a U.S. map in the mid-1800s and became known as “Colorado’s Kingdom” until the mistake was discovered nearly a half a century later.
8. Breckenridge is an All-Season, year-round vacation destination.
9. Winter activities include Breckenridge Ski Resort, as well as miles of snowshoeing and cross-country skiing trails, sleigh rides, snowmobiling and dogsledding.
10. Warm weather reveals the green mountainsides, making way for a trail network for biking and horseback riding as well as five nearby rivers for rafting, kayaking and fly fishing.
11. Breckenridge is home to the world’s only 27-hole, Jack Nicklaus-designed municipal course.
12. The Breckenridge Arts District is home to Historic tours, cooking classes and theater performances.
13. There are approximately 97 Restaurants and Bars, 219 Shops/Boutiques and 249 Historic District Structures in the town.
14. Average Summer temperatures are 70 degrees Fahrenheit (22 degrees Celsius) in the daytime and 50 degrees Fahrenheit (10 degrees Celsius) at night.
15. Average Winter temperatures are 28 degrees Fahrenheit (-2 degrees Celsius) in the daytime and 15 degrees Fahrenheit (-9 degrees Celsius) at night.
16. Breckenridge is located in Summit County, in north central Colorado. This is the heart of the Rocky Mountains, it is: - 86 miles west of Denver - 106 miles to the southeast of Colorado Springs - 34 miles to the west of Vail. - 100 miles to the north of Steamboat Springs - Less than 20 miles from the County's three other ski resorts - Copper Mountain, Keystone, and Arapahoe Basin.
Now back to our current trip... I'm pretty sure the kids had actually appreciated a day off of the slopes and onto all of the activities that they love.
Like swimming in the cold and freezing their butts off!
Dominic about to get a chest full of snow (c)travelincousins.com
Dominic about to get a backside full of snow (c)travelincousins.com
Can you believe that they actually compete with each other for who could stand out there the longest while wet and in the cold as it is snowing on them?!
Kids can be so darn strange!!!
Really COLD (c)travelincousins.com
And then off to the Family Fun Room/Arcade for Pool, Foozeball, Table Tennis and games...
And finally after dinner we went to the private theatre to watch Eddie the Eagle.
I really super enjoyed the heart warming movie that was based on a true story.
Anyhow, that's about all from me for now. The mountains are calling!! -T
Elisa's Daily Scoop Covering Long Island & NYC Boroughs CURRENTLY ON LONG ISLAND
Memories of Budapest, Hungary
Good day! How's your week going so far?
It's certainly cold here on Long Island this week. Back to winter. The good news is, as the month progresses, the days will start getting longer, and darker later. Yay!
This week I have some exciting stuff happening - Gianna gets measured for her new high school uniform and registers for her Fall classes!
Later, this week, Kelsey is scheduled to get her braces on! I can't believe it has been two years since Gianna got her's on and now it's Kelsey's turn.
Last night, I was chatting with my Aunt Ro and she was telling me about her Hungarian friend and how she cooks authentic Hungarian food and talks about her life in Hungary.
It got me reminiscing about me and Tanya's European Rail Trip back in the Summer of 2015. (Boy, has time flown by!!!) We hit a number of cities and countries on that trip, including Budapest, Hungary.
Tanya and I had some fun adventures in spite of the heatwave that was hitting that region of the world during our visit.
Arriving in Budapest train station (c) travelincousins.com
Reminisce with me through our three days in Budapest!!
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Well, thanks for walking down memory lane with me in Budapest.