This article by Addie Zierman: made me laugh. Sound & Spirit! Does anybody else remember that?! I'd forgotten about it but I so remember. And I WAS a Brio Girl. So I should get like a thousand bonus points. Haha :)
|These are not the Rockies. This pic is from last year's vacay so these are the....|
uh ... Pacific Northwest Mountains. Ish.
So, last summer my brother and I traveled to the Pacific Northwest in search of gorgeous mountains, great coffee and The Goondocks. That adventure became the stuff of legend. We decided we should most definitely go somewhere exciting again this summer. I began saving/ counting every piece of spare change, a la Scrooge McDuck. (Like, I'd see a penny on the pavement and dive for it shouting "COLORADO!". And last week in Starbucks when my favorite barista said, "I haven't seen you in a while!" ... I sighed and said, "Indeed. Colorado.")
But seriously. COLORADO! :)
And now my Rocky Mountain Adventure is almost here. I'm fairly certain that I won't be able to sleep tonight. I'm barely withholding myself from TYPING IN ALL CAPS. For as long as I can remember, I've felt this crazy-awesome nervous energy before I leave on vacation. Are you this way as well? I'm so grateful that I get to sneak away for a week.
Last year, Chase and I started a tumblr to document our trip, mostly so our parents could follow along. I can only imagine their pride when they saw the pic of Chase doing the truffle-shuffle at the Goonie house. A few of our peeps followed along as well, which was fun. If you'd like to read about our adventuring, you are most welcome to pop over!
You can find us at: http://natandchase.tumblr.com
Last year I updated Le Tumblr with my Blackberry, which was a slooooow and tedious process, but now I've got an iPhone. (Girly note: it sounds so much prettier to call a phone a Blackberry, doesn't it? Such a lovely name for a piece of technology! Where was I? ... UPDATES!) So updates should be more frequent. We'll post some gorgeous picks, make jokes that probably aren't funny, keep you posted on our playlist (my brother has excellent taste in music so his travel soundtracks are awesome) (occasionally we listen to my
not as awesome playlist b/c I don't care what he says, everybody needs a little N'SYNC in their lives!!!), and update you on general shenanigan-ness. It's going to be so fun. I wish we could rent a giant bus and all travel there together.
As a matter of FYI, I also have a personal tumblr that I don't use very often. But you can find that up in here.
I would also love to hear from you about must-see, must-do things in Colorado. Obviously, we're going to Rocky Mountain National Park, sand dunes, garden of the gods. We'll also be spending a day(ish) in Denver, Telluride, and Boulder. Have you been there? Any recommendations for swanky stuff to see? We've got a good list of eateries to try, but we'd love some feedback about fun things to see within the towns. The more random, the better ;)
My dear friend Susie Shellenberger has been raving about a Mexican restaurant. She says that, at this restaurant, whenever you run out of tacos, you raise a white flag at your table and they bring you more. (!!) And that there are also man-made caves and people jumping off cliffs or some other such crazy. I don't really understand. It's like Dystopian Mexican food or something.
Hope you're had a wonderful week. Let me know if you're reading along on the tumblr!
See y'all in the Rockies! ; )
If you could jump on a plane right this second and fly anywhere in the USA, where would you go?