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Breck to Leadville to Aspen: Colorado 2015

The whole point of this post is BREAKFAST!!! I love trying new places to eat while on vacation. It’s a double-edged sword trying new things with celiac disease…but I still can’t resist local café’s, diners, “hole in the wall” places. Often we revisit some favorites and often we find new gold mines. Today, was a great breakfast day.

Leadville, CO, claims the prestige of being the highest incorporated city in Colorado. And now, the best breakfast being at The Golden Burro Café.

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This is not a fancy place. Nor does it resemble any ihop or waffle house. It is a step back in time.

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I ordered the Tex-Mex omelete which comes topped with green chili. I asked them to keep that off, not know just how hot it would be. Stephen got a burrito with green chili so I just ate some of his from the edges of his plate. I should have kept it on mine. Mine was a chorizo-jack omelete and it was fantastic. I’ve never had such good chorizo. The hashbrowns were crispy and tender. Aside from some of our awesome camp fire breakfasts, this is one of the highlights of our breakfast adventures.

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Leaving Leadville, we worked our way down to Twin Lakes and up to Independence Pass which is COVERED in snow.

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After going through the one-lanes, edge-of-cliffs drive to Aspen, we quickly set up camp at Silver Bell campground and drove to the Maroon Bells to capture this hazy picture. Even with the haze, it’s great to be back to camping here. This was our first adventure in tent camping 2 years ago and it’s shaping up to be even better this year.

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