When do I not have a weekend adventure in the mountains lately? I know I live in a pretty great place. As I mentioned on Friday, I took off for a 2-day girls bachelorette weekend. Friday afternoon, two friends came over to my house (since I am west of the city), we packed the car, and we were off! Unfortunately, we faced a lot of traffic heading up I-70.
What should have been a 1.5 hour drive took us four hours to get there. We stopped for bathrooms and snacks and met another car filled with ladies (including the bachelorette) that was also stuck in this mess. So at least we got to socialize for a bit before heading out for the last stretch to Dillon, CO. Once in Dillon, one of the friends of the bride had set up a lovely shower party for her.
The shower was lingerie-themed. Being the non-conformist, practical person that I am, I did not think I needed to get the bride another nightie. Since we have had our fair share of hiking and running adventures, I got her this sports bra from Sturdy Girl Sports:
I have two Sturdy Girl sports bras and I cannot say enough great things about them. The owner lives just outside of Boulder and Denver in Louisville, CO, so I feel great getting her a practical gift from a local, small business. Plus, the bras are so sturdy that they come with special instructions on how to wiggle yourself into the bra, which provided entertainment for the group.
We were all tired on Friday and went to sleep fairly early. I managed to wake up and go for a quick 4 mile run Saturday morning on a bike path near the house where we were staying. When I got to the path, I could turn left and go uphill or right and go down. I chose left and I was so glad I went up. I had great views of the sun rising:
When I returned back to house, most people were up and eating breakfast. I changed into my swimsuit, grabbed a bagel and coffee, and we were ready to go to Steamboat Springs. The drive was a little over an hour and the views were gorgeous. We went right to the Yampa River and rented tubes. Sadly, we did not get many pictures on the river because we did not want to ruin our phones or cameras in the water. We did manage to get this one for the bride:
We took two relaxing trips down the river before checking into our hotel. We had planned on going to the Hot Springs, but it was too hot. We decided to rest and enjoy the hotel pool for a bit before our dinner plans. We cleaned up and met up in the hotel bar:
It was time for our 8:00 dinner reservations at Mahogany Ridge Brewery and Grill. They had done well preparing a table for all 11 of us. I had some delicious Asian tofu noodles. Dinner lasted a while, but we were able to extend the night by finding a bar with dancing and music. We had to start the dancing with a shot:
We danced for a while before heading back to the hotel. We had wanted to do a hike on Sunday, but we decided it was best to leave early. After all the traffic on Friday afternoon, we were afraid of running into traffic coming back into Denver. So after breakfast at the hotel, we hit the road to come home. Even though we did not hit the hot springs or go for a hike, it was definitely a fun weekend!