Monday, August 01, 2005

Vacation 2005 - Day 2

Free breakfast at the Fairfield Inn- yumm. Back on the road. A couple of hours later and we hit I-76 and Colorado. A bit of a chop to the road but a 75mph speed limit :-). After a stop for gas (costing more than back in Illinois) and we were on the way to Denver. The wife drove most of this leg as I napped. I took over as we got close to Denver as she doesn't like to drive in the city and has never really driven in the mountains. For a Saturday afternoon traffic was light in Denver. Once we were through the city and started up into the mountains the traffic on I-70 was very heavy. Not unusual for a Saturday afternoon but very heavy. Once we cleared the Eisenhour Tunnel it was wide open. We stopped in Frisco at Wal-Mart to pick up some essentials. As we got back on the road traffic was stop and go. Took almost 45 minutes to get to Breckenridge. This is usually a 15 minute drive. Saw a couple of wrecked cars off the road but nothing that should have caused a delay. Checked in at our condo and headed back out to eat. One of our favorites here is Downstairs at Eric's (cause everywhere else just sucks). Great pizza. Picked up some groceries and found the hot tub. Perfect thing after a couple of days of driving. Sit in the tub and stare at the mountains. :-)

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