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Surprisingly, today was our first day to somewhat relax on the entire vacation. We slept our first of two nights at Expedition Station in the Keystone Resort.

I spent a lot of time searching for a hotel or condo in this area with AC, but we discovered that, it was all a waste of time.

Last night we left all of the windows open, and still needed a blanket. In fact when we woke up, it was 50 degrees outside.

While in Breckenridge the day before, we learned that neither the Keystone or Breck chair lifts were running. So that basically killed our original mountain biking plan. The altitude has truly had an affect on us, so everyone was good without biking.

Instead of biking, we decided to drive to Copper Mountain to ride their chair lift, do some hiking, and explore that resort.

As soon as we drove into the entrance of Copper, the kids spotted snow within a small distance from the lift base. Needless to say, they headed there first.

Brandon finally was able to make snowballs and play in the snow!

We then bought lift tickets for the American Eagle lift, and rode it to the top. Jennifer was a little apprehensive at first, because she didn’t know that there was a safety bar that when doen in front.

Once on the mountain top, we at lunch at a small grill they have there. There were small snow fields around us, so obviously the kids ate quick.

After lunch we hiked a short trail that went almost to the tree line. There were numerous creeks and waterfalls on it.

We headed back down the mountain after the hike, and went shopping for a Keystone pin for Brandon’s new collection.

We drove back to the Dillon/Keystone area for Ice Cream, then to the condo so the kids could go swimming.

For dinner, we decided to head back to Breckenridge rathan eating in Keystone.

I did some quick Internet research and found a local favorite called Rasta Pasta. We ate along the Breckenridge Riverwalk and had some great pasta dishes with a caribbean flare. I highly recommend it if you get the chance to eat there.

We headed back to the condo, the kids watched some TV and I caught up with the blog.

Today’s Highlights

  • Brandon’s First Snow
  • Coppermountain Chair lift
  • Great hike in Coppermountain
  • Relaxing by the pool
  • Dinner in Breckenridge

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