We spent a full week in Colorado, arriving after what was surely one of the most prolonged bouts of turbulence I have ever experience....and I've make the trek to DIA many, many times! Our to-do list included hiking, celebrating Brian's birthday, and sampling the local flavors (Whiskey Wednesday, the Dark Horse, Movement Climbing + Fitness, Chautauqua Park, the Flatirons, Lucky's, Whole Foods, basically everything Boulder). And we did it all. And that included surviving or strange and very full house, which we fondly referred to as Shady Acres - seriously, if you need a basket, and antique, or a few dozen of any one item, it's the place to stay in Boulder.
|Welcome to RMNP|
|making our way around Bear Lake|
|celebrating the birthday boy|
|Thursday: recovery/altitude treatment|
ginger chews before we drove up Mt. Evans
|Friday: like I said, the park ALWAYS delivers|
|Sunday: up very early to get hiking and capture the views|
|See what I'm talking about?|
|capturing the summit - we did it|
and then we sent Brian off for another hike
|our 'we're pretending to feel great, but get us to the car' faces|
|what post-14er hikers look like|
Colorado will forever be a very special place for Brian and me; it is a place where, truly, we can be ourselves and enjoy what matters most to us in life. Getting to share that with family made this most recent rip all the more enjoyable.