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Breckenridge, Colorado (and a short stop in Canyon, Texas)

June 23, 2020

GUYS! Welcome to the first installment of ALL THE BEST DAYS….ON THE ROAD! The kids are whining and Michael doesn’t have any sunglasses. Fantastic. We just got back from the first leg of our summer travels – which we fondly refer to as our SUMMER FUNBAG. We like to call it that because we travel […]

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GUYS! Welcome to the first installment of ALL THE BEST DAYS….ON THE ROAD!

The kids are whining and Michael doesn’t have any sunglasses. Fantastic.

We just got back from the first leg of our summer travels – which we fondly refer to as our SUMMER FUNBAG. We like to call it that because we travel quickly and spontaneously and we never really know whats in our bag of tricks. ITS A FUNBAG! Does that stress so many of you out?! Haha!

I love a quick trip and the reason road tripping works for me is because I can have a ton of little quick trips in one big long trip!

Driving to Colorado from Dallas doesn’t offer a lot of fun stops the way other road trips might. Like the east coast or something.

I’m so excited to insist you make a pit stop in CANYON, TEXAS if you are driving west through Texas. It is so worth the detour from Amarillo.

Now here’s the thing about the travel flow that we use in each episode and on all of our trips.

We don’t necessarily get to EVERYTHING on the list. Nor are we able to do everything in the same order all the time. Those are just our anchor points to grab when we find ourselves in a place. What can we do here that fits the things we love.

CANYON, TEXAS

We stayed at the Canyon Casita on Airbnb and it was so great.

And the location was perfect for you to:

Get the best donut of your life!!

BEST DONUT: Donut Stop

GET COFFEE: Palace Coffee Company

GET TOURISTY at Palo Duro Canyon. 

And then it was straight to BRECKENRIDGE, COLORADO.

We got some magical snow one day and then we…

GOT MOVING: we did two hikes that we loved – SAPPHIRE POINT and HOOSIER PASS

GET COFFEE: you guys, COOL RIVER COFFEE HOUSE was my jam.
We went as often as we could. I get very attached to a coffee house when I stay in a place for a while.
It’s next to the river which makes for such a perfect spot to sit and chill.

GET SHOPPING: Some of my favorite shops we hit on Main Street were:

MARIGOLDS FARMHOUSE FUNK & JUNK

VINTAGE SWEET & CHIC

MAGICAL SCRAPS BOUTIQUE

GET LUNCH: BLUE RIVER BISTRO

GET INSPIRED: listening to the river and staring at the mountains EATING MOUNTAIN TOP COOKIE SHOP COOKIES

GET TOURISTY: ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK. You realize you have never seen mountains before when you see these jokers.
We saw a baby moose you guys! And we became Junior Rangers. What more could you want?

We stopped in GRAND LAKE VILLAGE afterwards and had the best dinner and homemade ice cream at MIYAUCHI’S SNACK BAR to finish out the day. Grand Lake is the cutest little town!

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