I entered my 36th year of life cruising down I70 crossing the Colorado state boarder. Billy, Bobby, Leslie and myself road-tripped it to the infamous Georgetown, CO to meet my parents who were already enjoying the fresh mountain air. Of course Leslie and I showed up wearing the same t-shirt, such an Unfiltered Adventurer thing to do.
When we arrived in Georgetown we were surprised with previously made up bunk beds and birthday treats. Nice job mom.
Bobby could only stay for one full day before catching a flight home to welcome the Baker University Cross-Country Team back to campus. So we decided to plan all of the things on Fri-Yay! The Georgetown Loop Railroad was first on our agenda. My dad loved the train a few years back so we wanted to make sure to check it out again. We had a lovely time even though the final 3 minutes brought ice cold rain which kept things interesting.
Those scenic views sure made us hungry, next stop Cooper's on the Creek to grab some lunch. We were delighted to find a new refreshing brew, it was called Raspberry Princess Yum Yum. Thank you Denver Beer Co for this gem of a kolsch with a hilarious name! This was our first time to try the lunch menu at Cooper's and we all enjoyed our selections. Make sure you sit outside so you can enjoy the soothing sounds of Clear Creek as you dine.
Now for a new adventure! We headed to Breckenridge, CO to take a Fat Tire Bike Tour. We chose Ridden, our tour guide was Jarod and he was great! We were a little late due to the Colorado Classic Bike Race shutting down the majority of the parking in Breckenridge. Jarod was a good sport and didn't seem to mind. The tour consisted of interesting facts about Breckenridge, 2 distillery tastings with tours and a final destination of Broken Compass Brewing. You may recall we are huge fans of Broken Compass! If you are looking for a fun activity to try, I highly recommend the fat tire bike tour. They are appropriate for all skill levels and offer a different way to view the city. The pitstops along the way were an added bonus!
The first distillery stop was Dancing Pines, Leslie and I loved the Chai Spiced Rum, it was so delicious! The cocktail options with this rum were endless. They did suggest mixing it with lemonade. I never would have thought of that, now I am intrigued. The second distillery was Breckenridge Distillery, did you know they are the World's Highest Distillery? A very comical fella named Tony led us through the distillery tour. We enjoyed the outdoor space, the cocktails were unique and the food looked fantastic. We will be planning a night out here in the future! Don't worry, we will blog about the experience!
Once we arrived at Broken Compass we snagged a table on the patio and filled 3 growlers. Did I mention we love this place??? The Coconut Porter is incredible.
That burrito did Bobby in, he caught the first flight back to KC the next morning. The rest of us headed out to enjoy some hiking. We love hiking in Colorado, it's so beautiful and each hike is unique.
We were thrilled to checkout Georgetown's new brewery, Guanella Pass Brewery. “At the foot of the Guanella Pass Scenic Byway located in downtown historic Georgetown, Colorado, Guanella Pass Brewing Company is a real mountain brewery that believes where you drink beer is just as important as what beer you drink.” They were soldout of the Saxon Mountain Stout when we were there, looks like we will have to go back! The Sugar Loaf Peak Wheat was very good.
We had a fantastic time in Georgetown as usual. This is definitely our happy place.