I Didn’t Get My Baked Potato

Last week we headed out to infamous Georgetown, Colorado. You are familiar with our happy place from previous posts.. We left Overland Park around 5:30 pm Wednesday evening. Billy was so amped to get there he drove all the way through! We arrived at the condo around 3:30 am Mountain time. Once we unloaded the Suburban we toasted to our favorite skiier and the custom flasks Steph had made for us. 

Welcome to paradise, have an epic day bruh  

Welcome to paradise, have an epic day bruh  

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This year we hit the slopes at Copper Mountain.  Copper is one of Billy's favorite spots, we figured why not let Steph redeem herself from a few years ago when she was failing and only made one run down the mountain.  It was pre-blog but let's say Steph had to dig a hole in the snow on the side of the mountain...just use your imagination to fill in the dots. 

Georgetown favorite  Guanella Pass Brewery , you must check this place out!  Brian joined us all the way from Colorado Springs and modeled Leslie's fancy fur hat.  Leslie was only marginally impressed :-)

Georgetown favorite Guanella Pass Brewery, you must check this place out!  Brian joined us all the way from Colorado Springs and modeled Leslie's fancy fur hat.  Leslie was only marginally impressed :-)

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So much shredding, snowboarders and tubers alike. 

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We had to stop into Alpine Bar and Grill where we ordered plenty of Alpine Coffees for everyone!  Best coffee ever.  Unfortunately, I forgot the gift certificate we won last September when betting on the 2nd Annual Gold Rush Duck Races, guess we will have to go back to put it to use. 

Obviously we observed National Wine Day.  We decided to go for our favorite  Meiomi  Pinot Noir and try something recommended by our excellent server at  Coopers on the Creek .   Joseph Drouhin  Pinot Noir was the closest comparable Pinot Noir to the Meiomi. According to the Joseph Drouhin website,  Pinot Noir is one of the most difficult yet rewarding grapes to grow, it is commonly referred to by winemakers as the “heartbreak grape.” This wine was light, jammy and quite delicious; however, it fell short to our beloved Meiomi.  Looks like Meiomi is the true heartbreaker. 

Obviously we observed National Wine Day.  We decided to go for our favorite Meiomi Pinot Noir and try something recommended by our excellent server at Coopers on the CreekJoseph Drouhin Pinot Noir was the closest comparable Pinot Noir to the Meiomi. According to the Joseph Drouhin website,  Pinot Noir is one of the most difficult yet rewarding grapes to grow, it is commonly referred to by winemakers as the “heartbreak grape.” This wine was light, jammy and quite delicious; however, it fell short to our beloved Meiomi.  Looks like Meiomi is the true heartbreaker. 

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We had to make our way to Breckenridge Brewery & Pub for the awesome soy glazed edamame  and a round of Vanilla Porters.  The Vanilla Porters really taste better there.  Honestly they also taste delicious when you purchase them at Lukas Liquor. After edamame and Vanilla Porters there is always time for Human Jenga!

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Cody joined us for his first snowboarding experience.  He was pretty good, he made Leslie and I look like we were not professionals.  Super rude of him. 

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Rounding out a day on the mountain at Mother's Saloon is a fantastic idea!  We recommend Mother's to anyone visiting Georgetown.  Show up with your coin purse full of quarters, you will own that pool table and juke box.  From Steph the pool hustler to Greg the Buffalo and Leslie riding a random Ram,  Mother's never disappoints!

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When Unfiltered Adventure gets together there is never a dull moment.  Amongst all the laughs and good times it is certainly nice to stop and enjoy some new scenery.  We love these mountains. 

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It is clear we had too much fun and did a lot of celebrating but the peak of this trip to Georgetown  was sitting at Guanella Pass Brewery when Steph walked through the door with a look of relief and pure happiness on her face after taking a call from the vet who had been trusted with Big Brown's care.  We all cried a little, cheered emphatically and shared a toast in Badger's honor.  He truly is an OG. 

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Until next time Georgetown, we will be back for that baked potato. 

Dre

Reunited

As you all know I have been out of commission after undergoing surgery in January. Luckily I'm 92% healed which means I'm ready to party. Last weekend I was finally ready to participate in all of the activities! 

Our favorite way to kickoff the weekend is with a Winter Warmer.  We stopped into an oldie but a goodie, Harry's Country Club.  We had intended to make two stops but Harry's happy hour sucked us in. They even gave us a fancy Reserved sign, ahem VIP. After the happy hour we moved onto the Winter Warmers. Harry's featured Jack Handey and Hot Buttered Rum cocktails. The Jack Handey was crafted for those deep thoughts this time of year, the name was clever but the cocktail was lacking in flavor.  Oh well onto the next, The Hot Buttered Rum was really tasty.  Would have hit the spot if it had not been 60 degrees in February.  We are not complaining though!

Hot Buttered Rum  

Hot Buttered Rum  

Saturday we headed to the Madrid Theatre for Brunched, a Boozy Breakfast Event hosted by The Pitch.  We signed up about a month prior to the big day so the anticipation was killing us.  Luckily we paid the extra cash to get VIP tickets, why wouldn't we?

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We brunched like we've never brunched before! This brunch heaven showcased our favorite local brunch spots in one place. We even tried several new selections we had not ventured to yet. We feasted on brunch samples galore from area restaurants including Pinstripes, The District Pour House, Blip Roasters, Chez Elle, Morning Day Cafe, Brown & Loe, Schlafly Beer,  Seasons 52 & many more!   Our favorite brunch item was the banana's foster waffle, I believe the group feedback was to "Run, don't walk to the waffles".  In addition to the fantastic food there was also a Bloody Mary Competition! 

So much deliciousness

So much deliciousness

According to The Pitch over 3,200 bloody marys were served in about 3 hours.  Impressive.  Bloody Mary's and olives for all...well for Steph at least.   The 3 finalists from left to right: the District served a pineapple jalapeño Bloody Mary that balanced sweet and savory flavors. Trago had the garnishings on point, the goat cheese stuffed tomato was both genius and delicious. Morning Day Cafe nailed the fresh tasting ingredients without tasting like dirt, well done. 

The winner goes to The District! We couldn't have agreed more. 

The winner goes to The District! We couldn't have agreed more. 

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Kristi and Leslie headed out to KC Bier Co to spend some quality time with Miss Barley and celebrate the breweries 3rd anniversary.  Who doesn't love a pup friendly bar?  Perfect way to end their Saturday afternoon. Aren't these two the cutest?

Try the medium bodied Dunkel next time you go to KC Bier Co and let us know what you think!

Try the medium bodied Dunkel next time you go to KC Bier Co and let us know what you think!

 

Sunday we went to Pinot's Palette to support Girls on the Run.  Leslie volunteers as a coach for GOTR so we try to help support them any chance we get.  The painting was the most detailed painting I have ever attempted.  Thank goodness for the wine, it really gave me the confidence to create the masterpiece pictured below.  High five.

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My first weekend back to adventuring was full of laughs, bloody marys and charity work.  I am still recovering but I am ready to do it again next weekend!

Cheers!

Andrea