We took a mid-week day off yesterday, and my wife and I headed up to Breckenridge for a little R&R. Living in Colorado Springs has some great advantages, and one of them is the ability to go to some really nice places in a pretty short amount of time.
Breckenridge is about a 2 hour drive, a little more with traffic or weather issues. This time of year it is very pleasant, it was not yet 70 degrees when arrived. We had a nice lunch next to the river (we have a little patio cafe we like at the south end of Main St), and did a lot of strolling along the Blue River, a little shopping, and too much eating. We rode the free gondola up from town to Peak 8 (where the summer activity stuff is), and also took a short drive up Boreas Pass Road for a nice overlook. Although it did rain as we were finishing our desert, the drive home over Hoosier Pass was uneventful, and the storm had quit by the time we got to South Park.
This slide show is not all from our trip yesterday, but gives you some idea of why we like the mountains in the summer so much!