Wednesday, August 10, 2022


Colorado (Silverthorne, CO)

This was our 10th road trip to Colorado. We've made this long drive ten times. I told the family that this would be the last trip to Colorado, that it's time to explore other destinations. Time will tell if I hold true to my word.

This trip was longer than usual, nearly two weeks. I wanted to give everyone time to get acclimated to the high altitude (Silverthorne elevation >9,000 ft) before we did any outdoor activities.

Dropped off the car at the auto shop on our first day. The brakes didn't respond well driving into town...

It was a rainy day anyhow so we just stayed in.

Plenty of board games were played.

Dillon Farmer's Market.

The boys completed their first 14er, Mt. Evans (14,265 ft)

Eating everything (tacos, pizza, chicken) at Bluebird Market.

Evening walk around Silverthorne.

Family hike to Rainbow Lake.

Rainbow Lake (Frisco, CO)

Hanging outside at Rainbow Park (Silverthorne, CO)

Elliot was the first Junior Naturalist! (Dillon Ranger Station)

I took Lynn out on her first 14er hike.

We did it! Mt.Bierstadt (14,065 ft)  📷: @geepixonly

The view at the summit of Mt. Bierstadt... Mt. Evans can be seen across the way.

Hanging out at Lake Dillon.

Just chillin'

Exploring downtown Colorado Springs (on the way back home).

Lunch break in Wichita Falls for some pho ramen?

List of restaurants/foods (for my sake):

  • Pikes Peak Lemonade Co. (Colorado Springs) - everything was good
  • Bambino's Pizza (Colorado Springs) - individual-sized Neapolitan style pizza
  • Chimayo - fish and shrimp tacos
  • Colorado Marketplace and Bakery - baked treats and more
  • Tilford's Pizza - good wood fired pizza
  • Crepes A La Cart - good crepes
  • Lucky Bird - decent fried chicken sandwiches
  • Ollie's (Frisco) - excellent burgers and fries
  • Green Chile Willy's (Amarillo) - chicken fried steak 3 different ways
  • T&K Kitchen (Wichita Falls) - Vietnamese food (and pho ramen?) 

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