Monday, September 3, 2012

Anniversary 2012

I love that we got married on Labor Day weekend. It's been great having an extra day to celebrate each year! 

This year, of course, we had to go camping with Greta. We went back to the Buena Vista area since it's a fairly short drive and we love the campsites. We left town as soon as I got home from work Friday. It was so nice to head west out of town! We were able to get our favorite spot at Brown's Creek.

On Saturday we took a 5 mile (round trip) hike to a waterfall.

We met some horses along the way
Lots of mushrooms near the water

 On the way back, we took a different trail (which in hindsight wasn't the best idea. This trail was very rocky)

A sight for sore eyes feet!

By the time we got back to camp in the afternoon, there were a lot of people around. Thankfully the crowds died down around dusk and we had another quiet evening. 

On Sunday, we broke camp and took our time getting home. We stopped for lunch in Bunea Vista at the Eddyline Brewery (great pizza and beer!)

Then we took the scenic route through Fairplay, South Park, and Alma before heading into Breckenridge. 

And we conquered Hoosier Pass! 11,542 feet

We hadn't planned on stopping in Breck, but since we were there, we decided to take the (free) gondola to the top of the mountain.  

Bye, Greta!
Can you find her?
Once at the top, there are a variety of activities - alpine slide, roller coaster, scenic chair lift, mountain biking, etc. We chose one of the cheapest activities (and least crowded) and went on the scenic chair lift. 

Almost to the top!

The awesome view


  1. Beautiful scenery! What a wonderful way to spend your anniversary. Congratulations!

  2. Happy anniversary! These are great pictures. Brown's Creek is on the list for next summer after seeing this post. I want to see that waterfall.

  3. Thanks, Jeremy! Brown's Creek is a great place! (and the campsites are free!)