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Frugal in Colorado

Right now I’m hanging out in Denver International Airport waiting for a flight home to Baltimore. In an effort to save money my husband and I ate dinner in the condo every night and prepared sandwiches for lunch on all but two days. On the last day I suggested we head out for dinner, but my husband suggested we head back to the grocery store instead.

We spent much of our time driving around Colorado stopping at various ski resorts and small towns along the way. We explored a whole bunch of areas we’ve never visited during the winter including Vail, Silverthorne and Golden. We walked around the town of Breckenridge and along some of the trails where my husband typically snowboards.

Our biggest expense was $44 each for a half-day pass at Winter Park resort. We rode the Zephyr chair lift up to the top of the mountain and hiked the Ute trail all the way back down. We also rode the 3000 foot alpine slide at least six or seven times. If the lift hadn’t stopped at 5 o’clock we would have ridden even more. In Winter Park we splurged on turkey and swiss sandwiches with honey aioli. If you know how to make honey aioli please leave a comment on this blog. Those sandwiches were unbelievably scrumptious.

Although we spent an hour or so shopping in Breckenridge I didn’t buy a thing. I was very tempted to purchase a pair of earrings from a local jeweler, but she was unwilling to sell the earrings without the matching necklace, so I walked away empty handed.

It feels good to head for home. Colorado was amazing, but this short trip gave us more than enough time to explore.