If you know me well, you know this shirt speaks to me. My hubby went to college in Colorado and we lived there for three years later in our career. As my daughter says, it is our heart land. Something deep inside me just seems to settle when I see those mountains. I don't know if we will ever go back there for good, but when we are there, even for short times, our souls are refreshed.
We were able to join some dear friends in the moutains for several nights over the 4th of July holiday. We had not seen some of them in more than several years and it was great to reconnect! Don't you love when you can pick up with old friends like you never skipped a moment?
Getting there proved to be a little hard, but a few monsoons and a flat tire later we settled in!
Campground life is amazing settled in those mounatins. Even when you are camping in a local hotel and just a guest for the days! We miss our RV, and the kids are on a mission to talk dad into getting a new one now!
And of course, it would not be the same fun if it weren't for old friends and new buddies! Not to mention a pool, a bike parade, and rafting trips!
We even got to see an old fashioned parade in the little town of Silverton. Kind of puts the 4th in perspective! Not to mention the kids loved getting sprayed by the firetrucks! It was one of Colby's favorite things.
One of the hero's favorite things? A quick stop at Rudy's Bar-B-Q, of course. If you know him, you know that yes, this place is an obsession of his. I mean really, people ship him this sauce and meat for Christmas presents! Or a "welcome to Colorado" present, just saying! After driving 13 hours each way, we thought he deserved it! ;)
All in all, a great trip, great memories, a great break, and great friends!
What more could you ask for?
Other than more Rudy's! ;)