We are back home in our great state of Minnesota and fortunate to have missed the hottest week of the summer. Ryan was in Washington DC for a few days with the Minnesota Corn Growers Association for the National Corn Growers summer annual corn congress meetings. Ryan has been on the state board now for 8 years and he is on the National Public Policy team with the National Corn Growers board. While Ryan was gone, I headed out on a road trip to Breckenridge Colorado with my best friend and her fiancé for their wedding. Ryan made his way back to Minnesota for one day and then took a flight out to Colorado to meet up with me for the wedding.
The first few days of our trip did consist of wedding events and then eventually the wedding but we did get some time to ourselves to experience Breckenridge. I was able to hit up the local crossfit box at Crossfit Breckenridge and experience what it was like to do a WOD at 9,600 feet. Definitely a different experience exerting yourself at that high of an elevation but it was so fun! If you are a crossfitter and are in Breckenridge I recommend you hit up the local box and experience it for yourself. Saturday morning we decided to take a Jeep tour up the mountain and got to see some breathtaking views of the mountains and the town of Breckenridge. Once that was over we made our way down the mountain via a gondola ride and explored the quaint town. This time of year Breckenridge is pretty busy with people visiting and at times was a bit crowded for our liking. We bummed around town, ate some tasty food and just enjoyed each others company. Unfortunately we found that the town of Breckenridge was not the most ADA friendly. Majority of shops had plenty of stairs to get into them. Some I could pop Ryan up and some I definitely couldn't and there were no elevators to be found. Even finding transportation from the top of the mountain to the bottom where town is located became a challenge. Ryan and I both agreed if we knew it would be this difficult we would have drove out ourselves so we could have our own vehicle there. At times it was a bit frustrating but we managed. We even experienced our first Uber ride while we were out there. Coming up in a future post I'll be going more in depth on the difficulties of traveling while in a wheelchair but for now enjoy some of the photos we took of our trip. Happy to be back home in familiar territory!