What: Summertime in Colorado 2018
Where: About a week in Frisco, a week in Winter Park, about 10 days in Keystone, and a few days here and there in Broomfield. In the middle, in late June, we also headed to Wyoming for Matt and Jeff to run the Bighorn 100 mile race. A slight detour to Sheridan, WY, that was a really fun (and you guessed it, tiring) weekend.
When: May 26th – July 3, 2018
Why: To spend some summer time in Colorado and around Matt’s brother Jeff and his wife Erin and their 2 year old daughter, Elliot. Matt and Jeff were both training for the Bighorn 100 in Wyoming, so also for good running and mountain training.
- We like Colorado
- We like all the sun
- So many memories about the Continental Divide Trail in 2013 and the Colorado Trail in 2012. Both trails went right through Copper Mountain and Breckenridge.
- The high altitude is no joke for breathing, running, sun exposure and dry skin. More liquids, please!
- Colorado does playgrounds very well – not only in quality and quantity, but also cleanliness. And tons of kids use them!
- Colorado does running trails well, whether it’s bike paths or mountain trails
- We liked the Frisco and Keystone areas the best since it’s lots of little towns all close to each other, like Frisco, Breckenridge, Keystone, Dillon and Silverthorne. Winter Park was a great town to visit, but it is quite small and feels much more isolated, and that was even in the summer when roads are all open, accessible, and snow free
- So many great kids events going on throughout the summer – Keystone had daily events for kids, put on by Kidtopia. We went to a Kidzfest over the weekend, a presentation on winter rescue dogs, a tour of the Keystone horse stables, and even a Strider bike race!
- Only stuff kinda missing is stuff that big cities like Denver have – zoos, aquariums and science museums. We’re closer to that stuff in Boulder, but still a good drive away. While in the area, we did hit up the science center and Paavo loved it. Definitely worth a repeat.
- Lots of friends want to visit Colorado! We had several people come to visit us and we visited those friends we already have in Colorado, including Alan, Teddy, David, Sarah, Andrew, and many more we didn’t fit into the trip (we’ll see you soon, Karla!)
We liked Colorado so much that we moved here, so that says a lot! We now call Boulder home and completely switched our residency to Colorado, so we went all in. After calling the Pacific Northwest home for 11 years, it was time for a change and for less rain and more sun. And it ain’t too bad being just 20 minutes from Matt’s brother Jeff, and his family. We know we like Colorado in the summer and now we’re super curious to see how we do in the winter and snow. Matt and Paavo already have their ski passes for the winter and Paavo’s doing indoor ski lessons until they head outside, where Matt and Paavo both will take more lessons. Julie will be on hot chocolate duty 🙂