Cold. I’m not a huge fan of the cold, which is kind of funny being that I live in Colorado. But we’re also one of the sunniest states, which I enjoy. My parents invited our family up to the mountains to see the annual snow sculptures. Besides dealing with the cold we have food allergies. However, we had a successful food allergy day trip to Breckenridge!
We’ve been up there for their annual event a few times before and the boys always have a great time. It’s pretty amazing what teams of professional snow sculptors can create out of 12-foot square, 25-ton block of snow.
Besides the traffic getting there (getting worse each year) and trying to find a parking space around downtown Breckenridge (never easy), a food allergy family has to deal with finding a safe place to eat. Now we have our usual safe restaurants that we eat at around town (and rate at www.allergyeats.com and so should you!), but it’s certainly a challenge when you’re away from your usual element.
We’ve done pretty well so far, but this year was a lot easier. My parents got a timeshare for the weekend and we had lunch and dinner there. Since there was a full kitchen, we had safe meals prepared by family who “gets it” and wants to keep their grand-kids safe.
I didn’t think to get any pictures of the unit/dinner, I was too busy thawing out and eating. But here are a few pictures of my favorite snow sculptures!
They typically have a fun snow slide for the kids (and adults too)! This one was fast because the slide was basically ice when we got there.
It certainly makes dealing with food allergies a lot easier when you have a safe home base to go back to. Have you had a successful food allergy day trip to Breckenridge or someplace else? Let us know in the comments below!