Colorado is the new black.

The other day I had one of those “WHOA! I live in Colorado” moments.  If you’ve ever moved somewhere completely new, you know what I’m talking about.

HOW DID THIS HAPPEN?

I mean, I’m from California. Unfortunately I’m from a crap town in California (to give it some credit.. it really didn’t suck so bad until 2002 or so), but hey, California is California, right? And as soon as I graduated college I headed straight for Southern California (where it’s at!). I’m definitely a Californian at heart. And have an immense amount of California born & raised pride because of it.

How in the heck did I end up here? In Denver? In my “secret paradise” as I like to refer to it, where the winters are mild with random 75 degree days & an occasional dumping of snow and the summers are near perfect with an occasional dumping of a thunderstorm (or several)? Where the animals roam and it’s common to see deer, elk, way too many bunnies, wild turkey, foxes & squirrels on a daily basis? Where you can have city living with great hiking 20 minutes away and some of the best sights & skiing in the world just an hour away? Not to mention the fishing & the biking. Andrew and I fish all of the time…. and did I tell you he bought me a bike last week?  Yes, a mountain bike.  And it’s pink!  He is the best e-v-e-r.

Ahhhhhh, Colorado. Don’t know how I found you, but I’m not letting you go!

Pictures of my beautiful home: (Rocky Mountain National Park – July 7th, 2011)

At about 11,000 elevation & looking down at Rocky Mountain National Park & Estes Park

Isn’t this just gorgeous?  We stumbled upon a large herd of elk around 12,000 elevation.  The setting looked like it was straight out of a fairytale.

The mountains still had plenty of snow even though it’s early July.

My new favorite picture of us!


A lot of mountain top melting snow = several random waterfalls & fast moving streams

We walked the .6 mile loop around Bear Lake

BugsAnd explored near rocks & found huge, striped ants

Bear LakeSelf-timer shot

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