Friday, June 17, 2011

Off to Crested Butte next week!

I haven't mentioned this yet, but Vince and I are going on vacation next week for 6 days! We are going on a little road trip to Crested Butte, Colorado, and I must say, we are STOKED.

We plan on leaving Thursday morning and driving 6 or so hours to Telluride, CO. This place is beautiful and I can't wait to hike around!

We will camp there Thursday night after hiking around, have Vince ride the lifts for some mountain biking Friday morning. We will also spend some more time hiking around and then exploring Telluride, then drive the rest of the 3 or so hours to Crested Butte and hopefully get there around 4pm.

Vince is super excited to get to Crested Butte because this is the types of trails he can ride on:

Once we get to Crested Butte, or Crusty Butt as we call it, we'll stay in an awesome hotel! We were originally planning to just camp the entire 5 nights that we were away, but we decided to splurge on ourselves. If we are going to take 6 days off work we might as well go all the way and be completely broke! {Not really though, we're hoping to do this whole trip on only $600!} It will also be nice to have a place to leave Roxanne when we go out to eat and stuff.

We'll be staying at the Grand Lodge Hotel for Friday and Saturday. I plan on getting a massage and being lazy around the hotel all day Saturday and not really doing anything but relax. On Sunday I'm going to do the majority of my hiking and exploring with Roxanne, and watch Vince race his bike! There is a Pro GTR race the weekend we will be there, so it will be fun to see some 'big name' mountain bikers. 

On Sunday night, we're not sure where we are staying. I'm hoping to go back to Telluride and camp there so that we can finish the rest of our drive on Monday. It would be nice to get back Monday night and have all day Tuesday to rest at home, get the car unloaded, do laundry, etc. before heading back to work on Wednesday.

I'm hoping this will be a super awesome and relaxing vacation, and I can't rally think of any reasons why it won't be! 

{Maybe we'll even run into 'Speidi' visiting Heidi's parents?! Hahaha I crack myself up.}


  1. Kathrine JenkinsJune 17, 2011 at 8:50 PM

    Have fun--I'd sugest coming up this way but we are stuck in early spring it seems--still only up to the 60's daytimes and mid 40's at night--at least it hasn't snowed for two whole weeks! Going to the Sun Highway in Glacier Park is going for it's latest opening ever--still plowing the high country--tourists just don't understand why they can't drive over it--what part of 30 foot snow drift don't they understand!   ♥U

  2. We definitely hope to make a trip up there in 2011!  

    And that's crazy that it's still so cold like that. There's still going to be a bunch of snow in Telluride and Crested Butte when we go as well, which is crazy since it's June!

  3. beautiful. That is like HEAVEN! 

  4. Seriously! I'm so excited to see it.

  5. Aw so excited for you! Have fun!!! =D