Finally my hubby and I went to Colorado together! It was a real quick trip, like 24 hours. lol It’s all we could take with our job, but that 24 hours was incredible!
We didn’t have a goal for this trip, until we actually started driving through the mountains. Then Benjamin set the goal for us, get up to two miles high on a mountain. We downloaded an app that calculated it for us, and this picture is where we reached that goal! YAY! We reached it about two hours before we got back on our plane! Better late than never!
We flew into Denver, and we drove up into the mountains, and that is where we spent most of our time. The city of Denver is flat…yes I know it’s called the mile high city, but once the mile is hit, it really is just like a pancake.
After Denver was out of sight, we got to see the most incredible gorgeous views. They were literally breath taking. God’s creation is so incredible!
For these next couple pictures we went on a trail that was supposed to be off limits. Being the rebels we are, we walked, fell, got back up, kept walking, and had the most amazing adventure.
The view of the waterfall was worth it! Just so beautiful. We tried to get a selfie with my Nikon, but I had it on a setting that just wouldn’t let us take a focused picture.
On this walk I ended up bruising my elbow and my leg, but poor hubby almost fell off of a 40′ drop. He would have hit rocks, and then been in the water. Thankfully he caught himself, and pulled himself up. I would have helped, but there was no where for me to stand. He ended up with some scrapes and bruises on his leg.
The rest of our trip was less dangerous, thankfully, but still very adventurous. For this picture here, we stayed in the car. I was still letting my feet get warm, and trying to dry my shoes off, from our lovely waterfall adventure.
On the other side of the road from the lake was this beautiful rock.
While we were driving to Estes Park (which we realized about this point in the trip that it was getting late, and we needed a place to stay the night) it started snowing big flurries. We pulled over just to watch the snow fall.
We got to see elk! Although I was hoping to see a moose, I will definitely settle for this wildlife. They were beautiful and they were everywhere in Estes Park.
The next day, was just as beautiful as the day before. The sun was shining and the wind was blowing the snow off of the trees and mountains. Just such a gorgeous sight!
We are now planning another trip to Colorado, hopefully more than just 24 hours. But secretly I’m planning on where to move!…apparently not so secretly any more. lol