Beaver Creek, Colorado

The husband and I took a quick getaway over the long weekend to Beaver Creek, Colorado.  Last year I bought a two night stay at the Park Hyatt in BC at  a silent auction, so we decided to take a break from the blazing hot Texas temps and go to the mountains.

The hotel was amazing, beautiful decor (they had a giant antler chandelier that Reese would like to have at our house… which will happen once upon a never) and they handed out s’mores takeout containers so that we could roast our own s’mores by their fire pits in the evening. Located right in Beaver Creek Village, we couldn’t have asked for a more perfect location for our weekend getaway. I’m pretty sure its the place on the far right in this picture, which I took on our hike.


Can I tell you a secret? Even though I love to snow ski, I like the mountains in the summertime more than I like them in the winter.  I just love the crisp cool air, hiking, and the waterfalls.  It also helps that mountain roads are much less terrifying without snow and ice on them and yes I’m terrified of them even when I am not the one driving.  But we enjoyed being able to get away from everything for a few days and enjoy the outdoors.


We took the easier hiking route and rode up the ski lift and then hiked the 4 miles back down on the Overlook Trail.  Even though we were doing the ‘easier’ half, both of us were still pretty sore the next day.


The hike wasn’t difficult just a few minor steep parts, so we just enjoyed the Aspen trees.


And the wildlife:



I mostly spent the time playing with my camera and trying to learn how to take better pictures




It also happened to be Oktoberfest in Beaver Creek, so there was plenty of live music and entertainment going on, and Reese definitely enjoyed the bratwurst they were selling.  I’m not sure I’ve ever seen so many grown men in Lederhosen including my trip to Germany several years ago.


 Overall we had a blast! We ate good food, got lots of sleep, and enjoyed each other’s company… a great end of summer getaway!


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