Weekend in Summit County

This past weekend we headed up to Summit County to attend a wedding.  We decided to turn it into a fun little vacation while we were there.  Our first stop on Friday morning was the Breck Summer Fun Park.  It is pretty pricey, but so much fun!  We parked in downtown Breckenridge and took the free gondola ride to the Fun Park.  The boys LOVED the gondola ride.  Seriously.  LOVED.  I think we could have headed back down the mountain and they would have thought the gondola ride *was* the fun park.

The Fun Park is really awesome.  There is so much to do there!  I don’t think there is a kid alive who wouldn’t love it.  My advice, which we learned the hard way, is to get there early and hit the Gold Runner Coaster and the Alpine Slide first!  Then take your time with all the other things.  We did the maze, the bouncy house and the bungee trampolines and we were next in line for the Coaster when a storm rolled in and the park closed down for the rest of the day.  Boooo!  But we had lunch at the restaurant there, hoping for the rain to stop.  One cool thing about the Park was that they refunded some of our money.  Since we bought a day pass, they took off the attractions we had done and refunded the rest of the ticket pass.  Pretty cool deal.  We found ourselves stranded at the park (in the pouring rain) with another shuttle still 45 minutes away.  The chef at the One Ski Hill Resort was setting up the restaurant for a wedding rehearsal and noticed us standing outside in the rain.  He called for one of the resort shuttles to take us back to our car.  Wow!  Awesome customer service and we weren’t even customers!

After finally getting back to our car, we headed to our condo in Keystone which would be home for the next three days.  We had an awesome condo with a great view of trees and nearby mountains.  We were also close to a trail that ran along the Snake River, so once the rain stopped, we headed down there to do some exploring.

Saturday we had planned to go hiking.  Since we were already in the mountains, we didn’t need to wake up at the crack of dawn, so we took advantage of it.  We still had to leave early, as we had seen evidence of those mountain storms rolling in the day before!  We did the Mayflower Gulch trail.  Here are a few pictures, but you can see a lot more at our hiking blog Kids Hike Colorado.

After the hike, it was time to get ready for the wedding!  My friend Heather was getting married at Arapahoe Basin at the top of Black Mountain.  We arrived to find out we would be taking the ski lift up to the ceremony!  That was kind of fun!  Of course the weather held out just long enough for the guests to be seated before the skies opened up and started raining!  The ceremony was quickly moved inside, but it was still a beautiful wedding and a great party!

Sunday morning we were heading back home, but not before heading back to the Breck Summer Fun Park to give that coaster a try!  This time, we just bought tickets for the coaster.  It was SO. MUCH. FUN!  The boys loved it, and so did we!  After that, we met some friends who live in the area for breakfast and headed home.  What an awesome weekend!  I’m ready to move to the mountains.  Now I just have to convince my husband.

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