Saturday, September 4, 2010

Rocky Mountain Love

Finally...Scott was able to experience the beauty of Colorado!  One of my high school friends was getting married, AND my parents moved back to CO this past spring, so we had two wonderful reasons to go and visit.  The great news is that the flights aren't too pricey, and even though it should have been two hours each way, the pilots were able to knock it down to 1.5 hours instead.  WAY better than the 15 hour drive it would take each way to get there.

I love Colorado.  The mountains, the weather, the people, the sunshine, everything.  Going back was like going home.  I was so proud to be able to show Scott my home state.  It's so different than the midwest - they are both beautiful in their own right.  If there was a way I could figure out how to live in CO part time, I would be all over it.

We had a wonderful visit with my high school friends, as well the chance to walk through my parent's new place - they are moving in this week!  We also drove up to Breckenridge on Saturday, and took Scott over Loveland Pass - the site of the Continental Divide.  It was a quick, but fun-filled trip!

We had dinner at LoDo's in Highlands Ranch - rooftop dining with a view of the Rockies!





On Friday night we drove up to Christie's of Genesee for the wedding...what a perfect venue to get married!



The happy couple: Brandi and Jerry




Me and Corrie


Jamie, me, Corrie, and the last-minute-add, Eric.



Erin and Nick


The bride - looking lovely!



The moon was a great addition to the scene...we actually sang our high school alma mater here.  Or, at least what we could remember of it.


Nick, Jamie, Laura, Erin, Brandi, Dee, Corrie and Eric


The next day, we drove up to Breck...






There was a Celtic Festival happening while we were there...it was festive, all right!


This is the view from the Continental Divide - 12000 feet!



The next trip is scheduled for November for Thanksgiving - I can't wait to get Ava out there so she can fall in love with it...just like her mommy!

3 comments:

Katie said...

Just FYI, the drive only takes us 12 hours :)

yahres said...

I couldn't agree with you more about everything you said of Colorado. I miss it dearly and if I too could figure out a way back there I would in a heartbeat. There is NOTHING like Colorado. It's simply amazing and beautiful and wonderful. And the weather is fantastic. Oh!! I miss it even more now!!!! Thanks Dee!

PS - You need to figure out how to let me add comments with a Name/URL option since I have to log in with my old Wordpress blog in order to comment :-)

Lisa said...

Looks like you had a great trip! That will be fun to take Ava back there in November!