On Tuesday, I started the day with a nice stroll through town to make my way to a little local donut shop. We had told the kids about this place since we started looking into places to check in on our trip, and they had been asking over and over again when we could have donuts.

Answer: Tuesday morning, that’s when.

And indeed the place lived up to the hype. Really friendly, nice and some pretty fab donuts.

We pretty much took it easy in the morning, and the drove up to Vail a little later. I had managed to get us lunch reservations at our favorite restaurant there. Vail is about 40 minutes from Breckinridge, and it was a beautiful, snowy drive up. And we had an amazing lunch, followed by a stroll around town.

After that, we headed back to the hotel, got our snow pants on walked over to a really nice sledding hill in Breckinridge. It was quite a climb up…

But it was awesome, and we all had so much fun. The snow was perfect for sledding, and even though we’d all be huffing and puffing by the time we got to the top of the hill, it was well worth it for that rush going down. All of us got in on the fun.

After several runs, Erin and I said “OK, we only have about 2 more in us.” Henry attempted to negotiate for more, insisting instead on 10. I said, “I think I can manage 3.”

He huffed a heavy, exasperated huff, and said, “OK. Nine.”

Yeah, I stuck at three. Nice try though, buddy.

After that we headed back to the hotel to settle in for the night. I walked across the street to Breckenridge Brewery to order some carryout for dinner. While I was waiting for that, I enjoyed a nice pint outside. It was snowing and cold and not quite the same experience as when I did something similar a few days ago, but I still enjoyed the view and the brew.

We had some dinner, watched a movie together, and called it a night. Another great day in the mountains.