More fun from CB,CO

Our time here in Crested Butte is quickly…sadly…coming to an end. We’ve had so much fun here this week! If you’ve never been to Crested Butte, I highly recommend it. If you’re looking for a gorgeous, laid-back, kid friendly but still adult friendly spot with amazing summer weather to vacation…this is the place! :)

It’s not as accessible as some other vacation spots in Colorado.  But, that’s actually just one more thing that I really like about Crested Butte…because that means that it’s not as busy as many of the more accessible vacation spots here in this beautiful part of the country!

The town of Crested Butte is not very big…but, it’s got one main drag, Elk Avenue…that has lots of shops and restaurants. It’s a great place to grab a cup of coffee, window shop, grab some lunch or dinner, or take a little ice cream break during the day. :)

making a little pit-stop on Elk Ave

The entire town is full of parks that our kids LOVE!  There’s practically a park on every other block around here and there’s also a great adventure area up on the mountain for kids to rock climb, bungee trampoline, and play miniature golf. We spent most of our day up there today and the kids had a blast!

rock climbing fun in town

mt crested butte in the background

park time up on the mountain

Mia climbing! :)

The kids also enjoyed a lift ride up Mt Crested Butte with Mimi and Papa Joe…

view from the lift

Last night my husband Tyler and I celebrated our upcoming wedding anniversary. We had dinner up on the mountain at this fantastic little tapas restaurant called Django’s.  Then we headed back down the mountain into town and met up with some dear friends…Nathan and Megan Jennings…at this funky and fabulous little spot called The Dogwood Cocktail Cabin. Our friends Nathan & Megan just happened to be in Colorado this week…which was such a wonderful coincidence! It’s been so cool to spend some time with them while we’ve been here. Nathan was actually Ty’s best man at our wedding almost 9 years ago…the two of them have been friends since high school. We’ve all been busy over the last few years with work…kiddos…life in general…so, the four of us had a lot of fun catching up! :)

good friends...good times!

Ty and Nathan also did some fly fishing earlier this week.  Ty said that it was one of his “all time top fishing days!” :)  He brought back a bunch of trout that we grilled out for dinner that night…it was wonderful! We served it with some fresh corn on the cob, a big dinner salad, and a glass of vino…perfecto! :)

fresh caught trout...yummm!

Okay, I promise these are the last of my vacation photos! :)  I’ll be back at home in the kitchen this next week and I’ll be posting some new healthy recipes. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!!

Health & Hugs from Colorado! :)

~ HealthyMamma Melissa


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About Melissa

I've been blessed with an amazing husband, Tyler and two amazing children, Mia who is 5yrs old and Luke who is 3yrs old. Our entire family has a passion for food. We see food as a means of nutrition, something wonderful to enjoy and indulge in, and meals...if we are doing them right...serve as a fun social experience too! Food definitely brings this family together!
Our family, as a whole, eats a mostly vegetarian diet...although we do consume meat and fish, on occasion. So, I'm always looking for and trying out new vegetarian and vegan recipes that hopefully all of us will enjoy.
Besides food, we are passionate about gardening. We have an organic veggie garden in our backyard that provides a good portion of the veggies that we consume. The kids love to jump in and get their hands dirty and it's crazy how much they already know about gardening! It makes my husband and me so happy to think that they will (hopefully) carry this experience and lifestyle into their futures.
I'm also passionate about learning new ways to lead a healthy lifestyle and provide one for my family...and, I love sharing these ideas with anyone who is interested in hearing about them! So, as I discover recipes and other healthy happy things I will share them...and when you discover some yourself...I'd love for you to share them with me! :)


  1. Kim says:

    Ahhh, I so want to go!!!!

  2. Melissa says:

    Zane would LOVE it…you all would!! Wish you were here!

  3. Megan says:

    We were so excited to be there when you guys were and spend time with you and the kids! Can’t wait for the next time. – Megan & Nathan

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