We had a wonderful weekend in Colorado. I’m sure most of you know what a disgustingly ugly place it is and how there is simply nothing to do there :). Somehow, we managed to get by. We started in Denver, drove to Eagle, (right outside Vail), then to Telluride for a wedding (amazing!), then back to Eagle, then Denver. So, there was a lot of driving, but it was worth it. I haven’t spent a ton of time in Colorado. I’ve really only been there a few times for skiing and even that’s been a solid 10 years. It was nice to see these skiing areas in the summer. I would be pretty happy going on a summer vacation to Vail….no complaints there!
My husband used to live in Eagle when he was really young. The preschool he went to is actually still there! They let us tour the place too which I think was really neat for the hubs. I got the impression things have definitely changed over the years-lot of upgrades!
We went by his old house too. It’s pretty amazing, he used to live in a ranch out there with very few other people. Now, there are huge houses everywhere where he said his old backyard used to be (by backyard, I mean wide opens spaces…pretty sweet for a kid!).
Telluride is so beautiful! There’s still snow on the mountains. I kept thinking it was March not June! We stayed in a super nice hotel that was moderately priced (off season), I’m sure during the winter it’s way out of our league.
Luckily, we had the chance to go hiking before the wedding started. It was a lot of fun, just really hard! The altitude really gets you up there. It was only a 3 mile hike but I was huffing and puffing the entire way.
Skiing in June anyone?
We went out to a bar one night and it was actually pretty crowded. We were all kind of wondering if there’s a big population that lives there year round…if so, what do they do in the summer? The winter seems obvious: work in tourism, work on the mountains, etc. but how do they make money in the summer? I assumed they work at bars that were closed that night. We actually talked to one guy who lives there year round. He said he works on the mountain in the winter, then teaches rock climbing in the summer. Sweet life, huh? He literally does what he loves. He also said he doesn’t live in Telluride, he lives in a teepee outside the city. As freeing as that would be, I have no interest in living in a teepee. I’m outdoorsy, but not that outdoorsy!
The wedding was awesome! It was a great weekend. Definitely a bummer when we got back to the Cleve and it was storming like crazy this morning.
Colorado’s definitely the kind of place that reminds you how beautiful nature can be. You kind of forget about it when you live in cities. We took the ski gondola at night after the wedding and I couldn’t believe how dark it was! It’s because there were zero city lights; you could see the stars perfectly.
Who knows, since the world is our oyster at this point, why not Colorado?