Breckenridge, Colorado

During July 4th week Kurt and I traveled to Breckenridge, Colorado to spend some time with his family. It was so nice to be able to take a break from the Texas heat and Breck is seriously beautiful! We spent most of our time fishing, eating good food and playing family board games! I also made it a daily goal to eat a crepe a day while there from Crepes a la Cart. I *almost* succeeded in this goal but our last day the line was too long and I would have missed my shuttle to the airport (which I seriously considered doing).

We had quite a few delicious meals while there but my two favorite (other than every crepe that touched my lips) were the blackened fish tacos from Oscar’s of Breckenridge and an amazing buffalo sausage wood fire pizza from The Blue Stag. If you are ever in Breck definitely check them out!

The highlight of the trip was the guided fly fishing trip we took on a private ranch on the South Platte River outside of town. It was such a beautiful place and we all caught some pretty awesome fish. Let me just say that my boyfriend and his family are all expert fly fisherman… me on the other hand…well I’m more of an offshore girl. But, the fish were biting so my lack of experience didn’t really hurt.

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We did quite a bit of fishing around town as well. There was even one pond that had a moose there and he was sighted all morning while we were there. We rode the gondola and the ski lift up to Peak 8 where there were incredible views of the town and still snow on the peaks. It was strange to be holding a snow ball in July!

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Check out the moose! This was right after he swam across the pond!

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This was our second trip to Breck and I loved it just as much as the first time. Summer’s there are beautiful and the weather is just perfect! Over the next couple of weeks I’ll be preparing for our trip to Europe and I am so, so excited!

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Beautiful view of downtown Breckenridge!

xoxo,

Danielle

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Hello world!

I’ve thought about starting a blog since I first moved 1200 miles from home in an effort for family and friends to keep up with my adventures. It only took me almost two and a half years to get things started but at last, here I am!

A little about me…

I grew up in rural northeastern North Carolina and spent the first 24 years of my life living in a 120 mile radius of where I grew up. I think the Outer Banks is one of the greatest places on earth and cannot be convinced otherwise. I attended N.C. State where I received my Bachelors of Science in Animal Science (2010) and Masters of Animal Science (2012). Go Pack! I worked as a veterinary technician for 8 years before moving to the great state of Texas where I currently reside. I originally moved to Texas to work for Texas A&M University but I still have no idea what an Aggie is. I now live in North Texas with my boyfriend, who is a firefighter/paramedic, and our 3 dogs and I am currently working in the field of genetic immunology.

Things I love…

I love North Carolina and a part of my heart will always be there. I love hunting, fishing, and most outdoor activities in general. I am the happiest and most peaceful when sitting on a beach at the Outer Banks. I love baking, cooking and pretty much all food. While I do try to maintain a healthy lifestyle, donuts are my weakness and I think it is a sin to pass up the “hot sign” at Krispy Kreme. I am very much a home body and most of the time I am perfectly content just spending time with my dogs and boyfriend. However, I do love to travel and try to take as many trips as the budget allows! I have a 3 year love affair with CrossFit and I am currently a member at CrossFit972. As a southern girl it shouldn’t surprise anyone that I love Jesus and my family. I am also a huge fan of wine, margaritas and Tex-Mex. Dudley is my 8 year old Boston Terrier and the absolute love of my life. I am also pretty fond of Krieger, a 4 year old Deutsch-Drahthaar and Baron, a 6 month old Deustch-Kurzhaar. (They are not German Wirehaired and Shorthaired Pointers.)

Hopefully I will be able to use this blog to keep up with this ever changing ride that is my life and hopefully it won’t be a huge bore for anyone that chooses to read it. 😉

xoxo,

Danielle

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