Day 10: Breckenridge, CO

Our first (and only) full day at Breckenridge and began with a hike that started just a few yards from where we are staying; the Burro Trail.  There are other, more dramatic hikes in the area, but we were hoping for an easy one that would allow for maximum pool time later.  About a quarter-mile in Henna’s foot began to hurt (probably bruised, we bought her new shoes and her foot now feel s fine).  Corey saw how excited I was to be on a shaded, soft ground trail that followed a creek uphill and volunteered to take Henna back alone.  I took her up on it and followed the trail past the meandering creek, up switchbacks, and high enough to get some great views.  A mile or two away from the trailhead I had the trail to myself and felt a little nervous.  I so did not want to get lost.  I did have a cell phone signal (and periodically texted lies to Corey about how ugly the trail was) and civilization was never far, but man I would never hear the end of it if I got lost again.  I did not get lost.  I did feel a little guilty for not being able to share the awesome trail with Henna and Corey.  Here are some photos from the hike.

After the hike we watched various cooking shows on the food network including a bit on Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives featuring Chicago’s Tres Kronor which we had eaten at after a St. Lucia festival.  Henna and I also rock hopped across the stream which is part of the city park (how cool is that) and then Corey felt dehydrated and is now resting.

Tomorrow we return to the road.  Some second guessing here on our SW heavy route; we are yearning for a little respite from the heat.   Thank you again Mom and Dad for giving us they two well needed days of rest here at Breckenridge.  Any time you wanted to borrow our tent feel free to do so.

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