Life gets really busy in Denver! There’s so much to do that I’ve barely been able to sit down at my computer to check my e-mail. And that’s A-Okay with me!
Dinners on rooftop bars, hiking tall peaks, and seeing friends and family!
The fiancé and I went camping Friday and Saturday.
We wound and climbed through the mountains – past Keystone, Breckenridge, and chilly Vail. It’s amazing being so close to such beautiful and awesome skiing.
Our campsite was awesome – right on a reservoir, surrounded by mountains.
It was pretty cold at night, but the stars were so amazing. There, visible with just the eye, were millions of stars, a few planets and the Milky Way.
The next day we went for a hike on the 8-mile trail by the campground.
I said we went for a hike on the 8-mile trail. I didn’t say we completed it. We went up about 2,000 feet in 4 miles. It was quite exhausting. Going down was a lot easier. But the views…I don’t know how to explain it. You’re up so high and then across the way you see another mountain that makes you feel like you are standing on an ant hill. Don’t believe me? See below!
The next day we drove home to meet some family for dinner. Besides looking forward to spending some time in LoDo with some family, you could think that driving home from vacation could be depressing.
You’re wrong! Look at this beautiful view of the canyon we drove through. These views make you realize how small you are on this planet.
It’s pretty crazy right? Almost too much to really comprehend? I agree. And this is just a picture. It doesn’t even begin to do it justice.
My sister met us in LoDo on Sunday, spent the night, and on Labor Day, day #27, my sister introduced us to Bear Mountain in Boulder. We started at the National Center for Atmospheric Research – a pretty awesome place from what my dear little sister tells me.
Without even knowing before accomplishing the feat, we hiked to the highest peak in Boulder. During mile three – right at the top of the 3,000 foot climb – we were averaging about 1 mile every 2 hours. Haha. That sounds really slow. You would have been that slow too.
It’s majestic out here. I can’t lie.