Vacation Day Two

We walked to the soda shop early today for ice cream then across the street from that to buy some tasty treats for later then walked down 6th street and back. I had no intention of buying any trinkets or Colorado branded clothing of any sort, so I wasn’t really interested in shopping. We did walk farther up 6th and toured the Georgetown Energy Museum (hydroelectric power), which was interesting. It’s still a functioning plant.

Breckenridge Distillery
Breckenridge Distillery

Around 2:00, we headed to Breckenridge and stopped first at the Breckenridge Distillery for a tour and to sample some spirits. Bourbon wasn’t as bad as I remembered trying once before. Originally, we had thought about driving around Dillon first, but after finding out that most of the stores in Georgetown close so early on weekdays, we decided to do that first. So we ate at Downstairs at Eric’s and drove back to the rental house with bellies filled beyond their limits.

I may have missed some photo opportunities at Lake Dillon, but I didn’t want to be the one to make everyone else bored. Once back at the house, we watched our normal Tuesday evening TV shows. It was starting to rain anyway and, as mentioned above, everything in town (except restaurants/bars) closes early.

Breckenridge would have been a great opportunity for street photography, but time was limited and again, I didn’t want to bother anyone to wait for me while I sat on a bench taking random photos of the rich and curious.

Street Musician in Breckenridge
Street Musician in Breckenridge

The excursion did make me realize that Georgetown is more our speed than Breckenridge. Georgetown is laid back, friendly, and quiet. Breckenridge, even on a weekday in the summer, is busy and a bit pretentious. Downstairs at Eric’s is the best place in Breckenridge in our eyes. Just my opinion – don’t get your panties in a bunch if you love Breckenridge!

Check out is at 11:00 tomorrow morning. Hopefully I sleep better tonight. We’re used to a king size bed and are on a queen size bed here. Plus, one of our dogs woke me up with his crying at 2am. I think he woke up and didn’t know where he was. 😦 So he was added to the bed for the rest of the night as well. Maybe he should start out there tonight.


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