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Allergic to Cities, Breckenridge 2011

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We were driving around early, and I happened to see a sign for a Friday Farmer’s Market. I had researched each town we were scheduled to visit to see if there was a market nearby. I adore farmer’s markets. I did not find this one because it was technically in Dillon, which is a stone’s throw from Breckenridge. I had the most fun during the two hours we were there. Not to mention, each time I looked up, I saw that view. Kinda hard to complain about anything when I see this.

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We walked away with some foccia bread (flat sourdough with garlic rosemary), a ham quiche, some pickles, and a hat for Stephen that I insisted he buy.

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I came this——–> <———– close to taking it back after he laughed at this shirt.

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Sigh

After we left (with the hat….I liked it a lot) we found some a place that still had open ski!!!

But we didn’t ski. We just looked in awe at skiers in June. Alabamians are hotter than billy goats in a pepper patch and here we are looking at skiers in full down suits.

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Then we played around in downtown Breckenridge.

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Stephen found a Starbucks. It’s a cute little house!bucks breck5

I was right. The hat looks great on him 🙂

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Guess what I found? Cupcakes!! Homemade and FRESH!

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Cookies and cream, chocolate raspberry

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Lunch was another culinary mastry. We found a place called the Breckenridge Brewery. We have found that brew pubs have really good food. They advertise and bring in people for the local brews but I haven’t found a brew pub that didn’t have good food a GREAT PRICE. I love trying new things, but I’m still not going to pay more money just for a fancy name or reputation. Brew pubs keep it real with regards to great quality for a greater price.

I had a salad with some black bean enchilada soup. It was vegetarian and I didn’t miss the meat. The salad was fresh and the dressing was out of this world good. I think it had tarragon. I’m seeing a theme with that stuff and I’m going to play with some recipes using tarragon.

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Here is the view from our balcony seat. Life is good.

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We walked around some more, saw some more snow, then needed to call it an early night since I had a half-marathon the next morning. I wanted a big plate of pasta, and I found it! Chicken alfredo is one of my favorite pre-race meals and this was spectacular. I do not have pics because it was getting dark and I hate blue flash.

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Next up, running all day.

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