This past weekend, I found myself up in the Rockies of Colorado for a second time this summer, but this time it was for a BBQ competition with Rooftop Barbeque. On our “day off” the team went up to Breckenridge to enjoy the sights, after stopping at Sapphire Point for a gorgeous view of Lake Dillon.
We had no idea what to do up in Breckenridge as none of us had been there before. But luckily we found a free gondola to take us up to the ski resort. This gondola whisked us away above the highway, through the trees, and up into the fog and misty rain.
Once we got up to the resort, we still weren’t sure what to do but us “kids” decided to go on the alpine slide while the “adults” took the chair lift up even further to see the sights.
Minutes after our trip down the slide, they shut it down, expecting the storm hit. Us Californians were still moseying about, thinking it’ll just rain a bit, nothing too big of a deal. But within minutes we were soaked through, stuck on the top of the mountain, waiting for a bus to come pick us up as the gondolas had closed down due to the lightning. What started as a sunny afternoon, had turned into a rather tumultuous adventure with rain, thunder, and lightning. (See last night’s post for more on that!)
Altogether, it was a very different trip to Dillon, CO is was so fun to show it to people who have never been there… our home away from home in beautiful Summit County.