colorful colorado

I have always been a beach girl. ALWAYS. im drawn to the ocean. Granted, I’d never been to the mountains before but I’d also never had any interest in going. Aris used to always say “the beach again?! How many different beaches can we go to? Can we go to the mountains one year?” And I always answered with “the mountains?! Why would you want to go to the mountains when you can sit in front of the ocean all day?” I never understood before, but now.. I get it. I completely get it. The mountains take your breath away and leave you speechless. Mostly because of the death defying drive it takes to get to the top of them but also because oh the gorgeous out of this world views you see when you get to the top. There is just something about being up there that I can’t put into words. I now get the quote.. ‘the mountains are calling and I must go’ I haven’t been able to stop thinking about them since we got home. I may or may not be trying to talk the husband into moving to colorado. Our time there was nothing short of amazing. We rode trail ridge road and it literally takes you to the top of the world. A must do if you’re visiting the rocky mountains. Beside from the panic attacks you may or may not have from driving on the side a huge mountain where you can free fall off the edge (I may be exaggerating a tiny bit) the drive is incredible. We stayed in estes park and nearly froze to death while we simultaneously worried about being eaten by bears. The wind in the mountains at night is like nothing I’ve ever heard before. Imagine the biggest gust of roaring howling wind sweeping through and each gusting last about one minute long. Needless to say we ended up renting a cabin instead of sleeping in our tents. The sky at night was the darkest shade of black I’ve ever seen and in the midst of that darkness there were an abundance of starts that littered the sky.  I couldn’t have found a single open space to place not even one more star in the sky. It was one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen. I wanted so desperately to see a moose but to no avail we did however see the biggest elk with these massive horns and that was pretty amazing. I could very easily spend the rest of my life in the mountains .. maybe with available beach vacation thrown in every now and then…

Until next time colorado. . You have my heart.

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