One of my favorite things to do on a Sunday morning is to go out for breakfast. I especially love heading up to the mountains and finding some log-cabinish, out of the way spot where the locals hang.
So, this morning we headed up to Allenspark, which along the Peak to Peak Highway on the road to Rocky Mountain National Park. Today was especially memorable because my brother and nephews are in town from D.C.
Saw this guy on the way. I named him bighorn because I am clever:
Ate at the Meadow Mountain Café, tucked away in the winding roads near Long’s Peak, one of Colorado’s highest moutains.
Might look dumpy, but it’s tasty.
Had myself the Meadow Mountain two egg omelet cause I like to order the entrée that is named after the restaurant. Yes, this means at Chilis I get the chili.
Sam and my dad did some arm wrestling because that’s what the locals do. You can tell that I get my incredible strength from my dad. He his clearly kicking Sam’s ass:
Nice signage in the bathroom. Guess you’re allowed to flush only when you blow it up SUAR-style:
We passed the place where Ken and I got engaged 17 years ago (St. Vrain Mountain). It may not look like much, but it’s 12,000 feet and with a 40 lb pack, not so easy.
He popped the question on top of the dumpster:
Only problem with these early morning breakfasts up in the hills is everyone feels really sick on the way down. I love kids, but one drawback is they throw up a lot. I am not a fan of vomit.
Hip update. After a tough elliptical session and yoga on Thursday, 30 minutes of running on Friday and hiking yesterday, my hip was pissed. Today I am discouraged and am drowning myself in omelets and pancakes and coffee. Oh, gods of healing, when will you fix me up just right? I’m on a schedule you know. 11 weeks and counting ‘til Boston. Will I be ready?
Today I found myself Googling, “training for marathons without running.” I think that is one of the sure signs you might be in trouble.
How was your Sunday morning? Are you a big fan of going out for b-fast?
From the land of snow and sun,