Here is Neil and Connie's market in Lyons, CO. If you're ever in the Lyons area and/or heading up to Rocky Mountain National Park/Estes Park area through Boulder/Lyons, you have to stop here at St Vrain Market and load up...including fresh made breads, locally cut meats, deli, and coffee. Neil and Connie did an awesome job of upgrading, renovating, and painting the joint...and I saw it 1.5 yrs ago before they started to work on it. On top of that, they also adopted 4 yr old twins from Ethiopia last year....they've been very busy. It was great visiting the whole family. Thanks Neil for also introducing me to some tasty locally brewed Colorado IPAs. Neil is who I went back country camping/hiking with in summer 2009.
The drive through Rabbit Ears Pass on the way to Steamboat was a snowy one. I started out driving in ice on the way out of Lyons and into Boulder. This was the edge of the same storm that hit the midwest and east coast so hard last week.
crazy cold temps in its wake. We were dressed for it and had a great time skiing at Steamboat. There was hardly anyone else on the mountain. We virtually had it almost all to ourselves...zero lift lines.
My legs are spent!