The Air Up There! Golden, Frisco and Breckenridge. Colorado
This past September, we had so much we wanted to do and see in Colorado. Its one of our favorite states. We stayed at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds Campground in Golden, Colorado. Due to our size, finding a campground able to fit us was a bit of a challenge as well as time of year. Colorado is notorious for their campgrounds being unable to accomodate big rigs like ourselves. Staying only five days, it was enough for us as a home base; we only were there to sleep and get some cuddle time with our fuzzy crewmembers.
While we were in Golden, we met up with another RV’ing couple, Brittany and Eric from RV Wanderlust. We met at Woody’s Wood Fired Pizza in Golden where the pizza was good and the company was even better! Short story, Eric and Brittany began their RV journey about nine months ahead of us. We started following them on Facebook and through coincidence, found that Eric too, had served in the Coast Guard and Brittany is quite creative. So, it seemed only natural that our friendship would flourish. We will eventually meet with them again further down the road (and we DID….keep reading!) in Pueblo…and in Texas this winter.
After an evening of great pizza and RV’er comraderie, the following morning, we took advantage of the beautiful weather taking a day trip to the cities of Frisco and Breckenridge. In Frisco, we enjoyed walking through the small shops and the Frisco Historic Park and Museum. We self-toured these neat little historic buildings that replicated life when Frisco was a mining town a century ago. Each had artifacts dating back to that era.
We had amazing homemade sammiches and soup at the Butterhorn Bakery and Cafe’ before trekking off to Breckenridge. It was hard not to spend a whole day there but we were pressed for time to move on to Breckenridge.
We plan to return to Frisco another time because we really enjoyed this cool, busy little city. One thing to note, as you see, we were wearing long sleeves. Though down in Golden it was nearing 85 degrees, up in Frisco and Breckenridge, it was in the cool 40’s and 50’s. We’re not fans of the cold.
We were really looking forward to seeing Breckenridge. Eric and Brittany from RV Wanderlust raved about it at dinner the night prior about these magnificent Colorado Alpine Slides going down the mountain at the ski resort.
We parked in the Gondola parking lot and road them up the mountain; about a 30 minute ride. The views were awesome the further up we went; oftentimes seeing snow below us. We also experienced a little altitude again. We must have been 10,000 feet up.
The nice thing though was the ski gondola ride up and down the mountain was free. We had our own gondola to ourselves so we goofed off inside until we got to the top. Since Dan is not a fan of open-style ski lifts, the gondolas were just my ticket to mess with him.
Once we got up to the summit, we were issued our alpine racer sleds. We raced each other down the 2500 foot mountain. We don’t have photos of ‘us’ actually going down the alpine slides because we were having too much fun racing each other. We did take these photos of others riding the alpine slide from our gondola.
But it was so worth it! Psssssst!! Lisa beat Dan down to the bottom! BIG TIME!!
For the rest of the afternoon, we walked part of the town until sunset when we headed back to the RV park in Golden. What a great day of shopping, taking in the breathtaking (literal sense) views, lunch, racing and just being free!!