After a total of 17 and a half hours of driving, Shaun and I made it to Keystone, Colorado in a weird dream -like state. Did we really just convince ourselves it was okay to drive to and from Keystone (from Austin, Texas) in a 4 day weekend? I’m starting to be concerned at the ease and length we can drive now. Hell, I would consider us road warriors. We did make it from Phoenix to Austin in one loooooooong 17 hour shot.
That weekend was not only more fun than I could have ever imagined but it changed both my life and my career. I left inspired and deeply motivated after meeting some of my favorite bloggers, along with having amazing experiences.
But enough about the working aspects of travel blogging. My dreamy weekend went something like this:
We got to wake up in the beautiful Pine Ridge Condos in Breckenridge, Colorado before heading over to Keystone during the day. There is nothing like soft sunlight peeking through the windows to gently wake you up in the morning (even with crazy altitude sickness). Having somewhere wonderful to stay on your travels definitely helps make the experience.
Then at some point we got to get into a gondola with a freaking champagne toast (Again, at altitude. Makes for a fun time.)! How perfect is that?! Never in my life did I think I would experience something so glamorous.
…and with awesome friends.
And at the top? Chocolate. In a DESSERT TENT. Even after perverted Shaun threatened to put various body parts in the chocolate fountain, I still found it delicious.
And a chocolate bird. Over the top? Yes. Awesome? HELL YEAH.
And more goodies. I was in heaven. Or hell considering I prefer salty things but they were delish nonetheless.
Or how about spending time with Diana of D Travels ‘Round at western shindig?
Somehow after a few margaritas I decided that riding the mechanical bull was a GREAT IDEA.
And Shaun decided he didn’t want to ruin his hair so he made a few “adjustments” to his cowboy hat.
Did I mention it also won us “Best Dressed” of the evening? I don’t think we have EVER won a popular vote. I’ll take it!
That Sunday around midnight, Diana and I left to start our #winosontheroad trip… (or in other words- to be continued) The first post goes up this Wednesday! Don’t miss it! You can read her more up to date posts on our epic road trip at D Travels ‘Round.
Disclosure: We did get a complimentary stay at Pine Ridge Condos, however, all opinions on the property are mine and were not influenced in any way. They really were delightful.