Sunday, December 30, 2007
If you have noticed, alot of our time on these vacations is spent planning the next meal. Everything is governed by food and what new place we will discover. In this post, I share a commonly known one and one that you have to patiently search and wait for because it's too good to pass up.
Starting with the better known one, a ski day is never perfect unless you have lunch at the Ten Mile Station and take the typical family and friends photo on top overlooking the mountain range and Breck below. You can take 100 pictures in 30 minutes and never get tired. This is where everyone meets for lunch in a food court-style restaurant, takes a restroom break, and just get warm. The Ten Mile Station is located on Peak 9 at the top of the QuickSilver SuperChair. During the Summer, there are many weddings and receptions held at this restautrant to take advantage of the spectacular views. This is also the meeting point of many runs ranging from Blues, Greens, and the lifts up to the Blacks.
Now, after a heavy lunch at Ten Mile Station, drinks at The Maggie and a communal dinner at a friend's place, where else can one go close to midnight to have the best dessert around? Just a 10-minute walk down Main Street or better yet a 2-minute drive for the warm-blooded Miamians, Crepes A La Cart is the answer. Located at 307 South Main Street, this small, food-truck sits back with a roaring fire pit for the 4-6 lucky folks to find a spot along the benches in front of it. A long line of crepe enthusiasts wait patiently for their turn. Bottom line...buying crepes for 10 people close to midnight in the freezing cold takes a long time especially with special orders like Strawberry Shortcake and Lemon Meringue pie.
The best way to do this is to drive in a big rowdy group, park the car along Main Street in eye's view and elect 2-3 adults to go get the crepes. The ones staying behind can just make fun of the ones outside bearing the brunt of the cold. However, what they don't know is that standing close to the fire and talking with the locals and other tourists has it's perks too like learning about a cool bar in town.