97 Degrees vs. 75 Degrees….No Question!
With Denver at a ridiculous 97 degrees, we packed the car and headed to the mountains of Breckenridge for a week. It is a very civilised 75 degrees, with evenings requiring a sweatshirt. Much more like my cup of tea!
A Brief Summary:
There was a time, about a million years ago, when I was a city girl, living in Glasgow. Now, I much prefer to be far from the madding crowd, traffic and heat. Breckenridge is off season in the summer and so quiet. It almost resembles an old Western ghost town at this time of year. It is exactly what I needed to begin my summer with. Peace, tranquility and cool, mountain temperatures. Our week consisted of a lot of lounging by the pool, surrounded by snow-capped peaks, kayaking through incredibly beautiful mountain lakes, surrounded by snow-capped peaks and hiking up stunning snow-capped peaks. (Are you detecting a theme here?)
The Highest Town in the USA
Alma, at more than 10 000 feet above sea level, is the highest town in the Unites States. It’s not much to look at, being an old mining town, and if you blink driving by, you”ll definitely miss it. But it sure does cater to us espresso lovers and a shot of that dark elixir, with a view of the fourteen thousand foot Quandary Peak, will certainly result in that famed Rocky Mountain High.