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Cross country road trip | Colorado Part I

I had waited years to visit Colorado, and I knew I would love it. While planning the route of our trip, we chose a direction that would offer us the newest experiences, visiting states we had never explored before. Colorado offered endless opportunities, and we really soaked up those beautiful snowy mountains! Being from the Pacific Northwest, we loved that at every stop, the people were all ready for the outdoors. Dressed in boots and jackets, gear strapped to their cars and the cold wind having left that fresh pink coloring on their cheeks, we felt at home.

Our first stop was spontaneous, as usual, having seen glimpses of the Colorado River, my fisherman husband just had to get closer! It was breathtaking to say the least, and a first to see so much snow piled up across the water – oh how we loved it!

Having traveled across four states at this point, we stayed at our first room just outside of Vail. Needing to connect to wi-fi and have some time for our school work, allow the kids and dogs to stretch, shower, and relax for a few extra hours was magnificent amongst the fresh mountain air. It was so cool and crisp, I spent the first few hours outside taking in the mountains surrounding our cute little motel and the stars… oh they shined so bright!

We have one more stop to share with you, enjoy your weekend friends!

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