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[29 Sep 2008 | No Comment | 2,715 views | The Fall Line]
Through the Tunnel and Over the Divide

On Friday morning we packed up the car and hit the road. We made a quick stop at Keystone to take some pictures, and then headed to Berthoud Pass.
Berthoud Pass is the U.S. 40 route that traverses and climbs the continental divide. The pass is the quickest way to the Fraser Valley, where Winter Park lays. It is also known as a popular backcountry ski destination because of its awesome snow, steep terrain and…

[28 Sep 2008 | No Comment | 8,708 views | The Fall Line]
Exploring the Other Summit County

By Wednesday morning, Kevin and I had completed all of our business needs in Breckenridge and decided to investigate the rest of Summit County. On the road connecting Breckenridge and Dillon sits a trail head and a small parking lot. Since it was such a nice day out, we thought we would take a quick walk and snap some photos of Lake Dillon Reservoir. While walking on the trail, a girl heading back to her…

[23 Sep 2008 | No Comment | 3,465 views | The Fall Line]
Leaving Vail

Thursday night we were invited by Steven at La Tour to come sample some of their signature entrees and desserts. We had heard great things about La Tour from a few different locals, so we were definitely excited. While La Tour is a French restaurant, it doesn’t have the same stuffy atmosphere as a lot of French restaurants we’ve visited. It is more modern, with a vibrant and contemporary dining room and bar.

After selecting…

[23 Sep 2008 | No Comment | 7,455 views | The Fall Line]
Breckenridge Restaurants

We are currently staying in Breckenridge at a former bed and breakfast called the Colorado Pines Inn, ran by a lovely woman name Margaret. She used to rent out rooms in her house to travelers, but she currently has the house listed for sale, so it is not operating as a B&B any longer. However, the home is still set up like a B&B, and she even cooks us a hot breakfast every morning. This,…

[20 Sep 2008 | One Comment | 3,149 views | The Fall Line]
Vail Restaurants

We kicked off this week with a free breakfast buffet at the Ocotillo restaurant at the Marriott in Lionshead. Ocotillo feels like a Colorado restaurant, with southwestern décor and inviting booths overlooking the Vail ski runs. The breakfast buffet is expansive with everything from French toast with house made bread, to an omelet station where a chef will cook your omelet to order. With the large variety of breakfast items, along with fresh-squeezed orange juice,…

[18 Sep 2008 | No Comment | 2,550 views | The Fall Line]
Don’t Miss The Marketplace on Meadows Drive

Last night, the manager of The Marketplace invited us to sample his fabulous tapas menu, gourmet pizza, decadent crepe dessert, and a few specialty drinks. We met Michael a few days ago after we inquired about his family’s establishment, and were delighted when he invited us to investigate their menu offerings. We were far from disappointed, and will definitely be visiting the Marketplace when we come back to Vail.
To start off, Michael suggested a…

[15 Sep 2008 | No Comment | 7,440 views | The Fall Line]
Exploring Vail and Oktoberfest

Friday was our last day in Aspen. After wrapping up some business, we packed up and hit the road. The drive from Aspen to Vail is less than two hours and is incredibly scenic. We took highway 70, which winds its way through a canyon carved out by the Colorado River, and checked in at the Vail Village Inn Plaza. We are staying with a few new locals who own a condo here at the…

[11 Sep 2008 | No Comment | 2,606 views | The Fall Line]
Aspen Restaurant Experiences

Over the past few days we talked with most every remaining restaurant in both Aspen and Snowmass. The great thing about the dining scene in Aspen is the shear variety of cuisines offered in every price range.
Some of the highest-end fine dining you will find anywhere can be found at restaurants like Montagna at The Little Nell and Cache Cache on Mill Street. Both of these restaurants offer the very best in world class…