Well, well, well! Hello from Colorado! Today Paul and I returned from Routt National Forest, the first of two stops as we make our way back to Texas. After more than five weeks of living out of suitcases, I am very excited to get home and settled back into a routine. But for now, we are in Colorado Springs, spending the night in sweet little B & B (Crescent Lily Inn, for the curious). In a little while, we’ll wander off to find some dinner and relax for the evening before beginning our 13-hour trek back to Texas in the morning.
This vacation has been really great. To be honest, Paul and I haven’t done much in the way of touristy things. We did spend a few happy hours in the Denver Museum of Science and Nature (the top photo is taken from the fourth floor of that museum—such a cool view of Denver!), but otherwise, we’ve spent a lot of time with our books and each other without much of an agenda. Denver has an inexpensive “borrow-a-bike” program called Denver B-Cycle, and we gleefully borrowed bikes to ride around the city. One day we rode from lunch to a park and back to our hotel. Another day we rode to brunch and back to the hotel. I loved cruising around the city on two wheels, and we were both happy to leave the car behind for a few hours.
We spent two afternoons lounging about in parks, reading our books and snacking when we felt like it. You’d think that we would be running around the city like maniacs, trying to squeeze every last drop of fun out of it, but we were really content to have no agenda beyond our next meal. Being able to enjoy summertime Denver outside, in the fresh air, was enough for us. (Bonus: it kept our travel budget in check, which was helpful since we weren’t exactly pinching pennies on our meals in Denver.)
I’ll have much more to share with you in the next few weeks. I love that blogging lets me revisit my favorite memories and stories, but for now, I’ll stop here. Colorado, you’re alright in my book. Also, driving up and down all these mountains reminds me of this Iron & Wine song, which is one of my favorites.
About the photos above, starting from the top: 1) View from the top of the Denver Museum of Science and Nature, 2) The river in Commons Park near the Denver REI, and 3) Urban art found near our blanket spot in Commons Park.