Steamboat Springs, CO Felix Wong

Brad, Eli, Maureen and I were having dinner and drinks at C.B. & Potts as is our custom after Tuesday Night Track, when Brad casually made a suggestion to the rest of us.

“You should come over to Steamboat Springs for the weekend,” he said. He then explained he stays in that picturesque Colorado town every weekend since he has a townhouse over there.

“Really?” we collectively asked. And why not? Neither Eli nor Maureen had been to Steamboat, and it had been seven years since I had. At 160 miles west of Fort Collins it was only a three-hour drive away.

An added bonus was that it could give us a bit of additional altitude training, as Steamboat sits at 6,700 feet. It helps to know people in high places.

So after the Old Town Car Show, Eli, Maureen and I hopped into Maureen’s Civic and drove up the Poudre Canyon, over Cameron Pass, past Walden, and over to Steamboat Springs where we met up with Brad at his sweet townhouse with gorgeous views of the town below. During this weekend we ate pizza, watched movies, went for a 10-mile run, had brunch at the Creekside CafĂ© and Grill, and wandered around downtown.

It was a fun weekend getaway. I can certainly see why Brad elects to spend each weekend over in Steamboat even though he has a home in Fort Collins as well.

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The pictures below were taken with a Canon Powershot ELPH 110 HS.

Snow on Highway 14, Poudre Canyon, near Cameron Pass View of Steamboat Springs from Brad's townhouse. Maureen, Eli, Brad's townhouse Maureen, Brad, Eli, Creekside Cafe and Grill Maureen, Eli, Felix Creekside Cafe and Grill Maureen, pink pig, downtown Steamboat Springs Eli on a horse, downtown Steamboat Springs Maureen on a horse, downtown Steamboat Springs Maureen on a horse, downtown Steamboat Springs, yeehaw Felix Wong, SpongeBob SquarePants Felix Wong, statues, downtown Steamboat Springs Maureen, statues, downtown Steamboat Springs Felix Wong, Benjamin Franklin, red Nokia Lumia 820 Eli, downtown Steamboat Springs, Bike Week banner mountains, Bike Week banner, downtown Steamboat Springs View of Steamboat Springs from dining room of Brad's townhouse. Aspen groves 20 miles west from Steamboat Springs. Snowy mountains in Rocky Mountain Park. Large elk on highway in Rocky Mountain Park.

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