Weekend Things: Breaking Breck 15

Actually, it’s #BreakingBreck15.  What, your weekends don’t have hashtags?

So remember how a big group of us went to Breckenridge last year for Hannah and Josh’s bachelor/bachelorette party?  And it turned out to be the most fun thing ever and we vowed to do it again the next year?  Well we actually followed through on that vow (Joey and I even spearheaded the planning).  And again, it turned out to be the most fun thing ever!

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Just… don’t even ask.  Okay fine, what’s really happening is that Stefan is using the bottle opener on Troy’s belt and I just happen to have the best timing when snapping pictures.  Joey and I brewed an American Amber just for the trip and it turned out to neither look nor taste like an Amber but oh well.  We strapped in the kegerator and made the drive into the mountains on Friday afternoon and then the fun/relaxing began.

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Our cabin had an awesome outdoor porch set up, complete with fire pit, chairs and hot tub.  Plus a teepee in the woods just behind it.  We even saw a little fox traipsing around out there!  After we all got settled and had some time to hang out on the porch, we started on dinner, ate family style at the dining room table, busted out a surprise birthday cake, started up the fire pit and played Catch Phrase before deciding it was hot tub time.  In a word, perfect.

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Insert an “easy hike” that took up most of Saturday (of course there was time for mimosas and breakfast beforehand).  We didn’t really know what we were getting ourselves into when we set out on said hike, but it turned out to be a lot further, more intense and uh rainier than we’d expected.  I don’t know how many times I heard “we’re almost there” but it was enough to stop believing it.  When all was said and done (and I had feeling back in my arms — whose idea was it not to bring jackets??) we still had a ton of fun.  Plus we found a piece of wood that looked like a seal, an old wooden cabin and plenty of picture taking opportunities.  So: worth it.

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Once we were all back at the cabin, we showered, made a dinner plan and set out for the town.  You would think Breckenridge Brewery would be a safe place to get a beer (and it was!) but food?  Not so much.  A bunch of us got pulled pork sandwiches or burgers and it was a unanimous let down.  I think Joey said it best when he announced his burger was “SO DRY, NOT GOOD.”  Afterwards we did a little bar hopping then headed back “home” for s’mores, pool, loud singing of Ashley Simpson and a bedtime that was about 3 1/2 hours later than normal.  When in Breck!

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We had to be out of the cabin by 10 AM the next morning, so we packed up, said our sad goodbyes and headed out.  We made it home by 1ish, then lounged until 5 PM when we headed over to my parents’ for dinner.  As I JOKINGLY described the corn my mom had boiled as “SO DRY, NOT GOOD,” to a table of blank faces, I realized inside jokes are probably left… inside.

Till next year, Cabin Crew!

A Weekend in Breckenridge

Wait, not “a weekend in Breck,” but “the best weekend in Breck!”

Gah, I just had the most fun ever while staying in a real log cabin in the mountains for Hannah and Josh’s bachelor/bachelorette party.  Joey and I drove up Friday afternoon with the bride-to-be and Josh’s sister Kellee and were greeted by the most gorgeous cabin (seriously those mountain views!) and a fun group of people who were so excited to celebrate all weekend.

Oh and we even had our own hashtag (#KingBBParty).  This was obviously the top concern for Fletcher (the Best Man) and I.

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Is this real life?!

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While we were waiting for a few other people to show up to the cabin, we broke into the beer (Snapshot for the win!) and played a few games.  I was coerced into playing my first game of pool and I WON!  And it only took minor coaching.  And by minor, I mean someone had to tell me which ball to go after, where to stand and at what angle I needed to aim.  Totally minor.  Oh and those maracas?  Apparently they were in the cabin and the boys all decided Josh had to carry them around for the weekend and if he dropped one, he’d have to take a shot.  They mysteriously disappeared by Saturday…

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Burgers, jalapeño shots (as in Josh is taking a shot of tequila FROM a roasted jalapeño!), more pool, hot tub time and Cards Against Humanity rounded out the night.  Joey and I got into bed at 1:30 AM which is WAY late for us.  And okay, I might be the only person to ever think this, but I kinda like Apples to Apples better than Cards Against Humanity.  But I also three way tied for the win so that’s really all that matters, right?

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On Saturday the guys and gals split up to do our own things, so we started out with a tea party!  We had our own private room upstairs and got to taste a bunch of flights of tea.  We all felt so sophisticated and we got to leave with our own bag of tea.  Such a cute activity!  After tea (and oh my god those pastries!), we headed to lunch for a little day drinking and salads.  For the record, that Mule was strong!

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Our last girls-only activity of the day was to this cute little ceramic/canvas painting studio, where wine was purchased (duh) and some super cute things were painted.  Hannah did that mountain landscape on a plate then had each of us girls put our finger print as one of the rays of sunshine.  Seriously, how cool of an idea is that?!  She is the cutest.  The boys happened to ride by while on their bike bus tour so we all went out to see.  I hear that thing is harder to peddle on than you’d think.

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After we were done painting, we walked to meet the boys at their final bar stop, but we may have had some fun taking pictures along the way.  How cool are those Colorado benches?  And where can I buy one?  Oh and please note those fun “Team Bride” buttons Hannah gave us all.  I supplied the pink beads 🙂

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How amazing is that last picture?!  After we met up with the boys, there was a round of shots for the girls and a bunch of group pictures.  The forecast for this weekend wasn’t looking all that great but it turned out to be so sunny and beautiful outside.  Which made for a great time out on the patio.  Fletcher and I got those t-shirts for Hannah and Josh and I loved how they turned out!  Hannah’s said “Fit for a King” (which is Josh’s last name) and Josh’s said “A Han’s Man.”  Get it?!  Fletcher came up with those sayings and I thought there were so great!

Of course there was also the drunken debauchery that’s basically required at a bachelor or bachelorette party, but I seriously thought the whole weekend was so fun.  I cannot believe my best friend of 23 years is getting married in a little over a month.  Cue the constant waterworks every time I think about their wedding.  I couldn’t be happier for the two of them 🙂