Colorado is a beautiful state. I love exploring and seeing everything that the state has to offer. As I mentioned in my last post, one of the greatest things about about having out-of-state visitors is showing them around, and reconnecting with your surroundings.
We decided to make sure that we visited the mountains at some point while everyone was out, and I wanted to go to my favorite little mountain town, Breckenridge, CO. It’s a great spot that reminded me of Park City, UT the first time that I visited. It’s also the real location of where Dumb & Dumber was shot when they were in “Aspen.” We had unusually warm weather here in Denver, so I was afraid that the mountains wouldn’t be very snowy. They were though! We rode around in the gondolas, ate hot mini donuts, drank coffee, and walked around the city. It’s the perfect spot really if you want to just get away and see something beautiful and very “Colorado.”
Today is the day! I’m hittin’ the road with Bryan, Buster & Lucille and heading to Utah for Christmas. I will be taking a little bit of a break, but I am sure everyone else will.
See you soon and Merry Christmas!
Now for more photos from my phone! As I mentioned on Tuesday, my Mother, Sister and I went up to Estes Park, CO for a few days of Mother/Daughter time. It was incredibly beautiful. On the 2nd and 3rd day, we drove into Rocky Mountain National Park and went on a couple short hikes. The views were amazing.
The first day it rained until around 1pm, but as soon as it cleared up… there were crystal clear skies. We saw trout, elk, and deer throughout the days, and also some lovely little birds. There is just something about the mountains that makes you feel so at peace. I need to get out there more!
Beginning last year, my Mother, Sister and I are started a yearly tradition of a bonding trip. Last year we spent 3 days in Vegas and enjoyed shopping, gambling and got to see The Beatles’ LOVE. This year, the two ladies did me a giant favor by flying out here and making it a Colorado visit. We spent 3 days together and the first begin here in Denver before we traveled up to Estes, Park for some dinner and tea before playing games.
I was able to take them quickly to Crema in the morning and then we stopped by OMF to see their preparations for their big day. I am so proud of them and it was very special to share all of what Bryan and the boys have done with my family.
I will be posting more from our trip, but these are from Day 1 here in Denver.
So thankful for these strong women.
Guess who won…
I live in a beautiful state.
Colorado is full of wonder that I enjoy discovering everyday. Originally from California, Bryan and I moved to Utah after we got married. That didn’t work out, so we went back to California. I have always said that Colorado is the perfect mix of CA+UT. Wonderful people, pristine scenery, beauty at a short drive’s distance.
This weekend Kimmy had her wonderful family visiting. Such a great family, and one that all us in the Denver community of friends consider to be our own. After a few nights of celebration, and a day at the pool, we took a quick drive up to Chautauqua in Boulder and I was able to snap a few shots.
Always a joy to take a quick walk and feel like you are far away from the world.