Our first stop was Dillon Reservoir and the town of Frisco.
We started at Dillon and learned our first lesson - make sure to check what's going on the weekend you're going up. This was the inaugural Frisco Triathalon so a lot of the roads were closed off to cars so that the cyclists could make their trek. Fortunately, we were able to park at Sapphire Trail and we walked around that short trail for awhile and enjoyed the views.
We had a picnic lunch and then we did some water color painting. :) I brought a tablet of paper and a box of Crayola watercolors and we painted the mountains. Silly? Maybe. But it was fun!
After that we went to explore Frisco. Neither of us felt like it was a town we could spend a whole day in but it had some fun things. They have a history museum that's well done. They've preserved several buildings and it's set in a really nice little park. We enjoyed that and enjoyed taking our time and just meandering through.
Dave would have a hard time living in these houses since the ceilings are only about an inch above his head...
We also liked the Gatherhouse Glassblowing Studio. They do demonstrations from 2-7pm three days a week. It was interesting to see them shape and create a beautiful vase. Too expensive to buy anything there but worth going and watching for awhile. :)
We didn't see anywhere we were too excited to try for dinner so we drove up to Breckenridge and ate there. And decided that Breck will definitely be on our Mountain list - it looks like a fun place to explore!
We came back totally sunburned (the dumbest thing is that we had sunscreen with us but we forgot to put it on! That would be the second lesson learned. Duh!) and tired but it was a fun day and so very nice to get away and not worry about a thing all day.
What Colorado towns should be put on our list to explore in the future?