Any morning that starts like this is a great morning. This is the free breakfast from our hotel, the Rico Hotel. I’ll have much more to say about this hotel later. But you see this table….it has inspired a nice little project for our house.
That’s fresh marmalade and butter. Love love love fresh butter.
While eating, I noticed a Telluride area sustained farming magazine. As I was flipping, I found an article about a new cafe in Telluride that I wanted to visit. The Butcher and the Baker. Their story was so interesting and I wanted to check this out.
But first, we wanted to hike. Alta lakes, Day 1. We stopped by the ranger station and asked about the drive up to the lake and they didn’t know if it was drivable or not. Snow melt and re-freezing was still in progress so it was a day-to-day thing. We decided to see how far we could drive.
Well..not very. We made it about 1 mile then decided to hike in and see where we went.
Snow. Lots of snow!!!!!
Some hiking snacks. Granola bar crumbles and an apple. It’s crazy how much hiking in snow and altitude stimulates the appetite. I could have eaten a pizza or two.
Don’t let his short sleeve shirt fool you. It was COLD that day. I loved it!!
After the hike we went into town to find some coffee and the cafe I read about earlier.
The Butcher and the Baker
This place did NOT disappoint. I chose the chicken salad with lots of veggies. He had the spinach wrap with all kinds of stuff but all I heard was “tomato” and I tuned the rest out. I’m not at the place where I can eat tomatoes on sandwiches yet. Maybe one day.
We had a lunch visitor. We sat outside since the afternoon was BEAUTIFUL!
Then we stopped back by the Steaming Bean. I lemonade (fresh) and some coffee that smelled warm and zesty. I could sit outside the streets of Telluride for hours just watching the mountains.
Tomorrow, we will complete the full hike to Alta Lakes. My guess is it will be frozen. But I live for snow so I’m ready to go!