Last month I took off to Colorado for a week with two good friends that I don’t get to see nearly often enough, and we had a great time. This was my first trip to Colorado and I got my first real dose of elevation sickness. Our trip got off to a great start with me passing out at the top of Pikes Peak. Apparently ALL the people at the top saw me pass out because people kept coming up to me to see how I was feeling, but luckily I recovered quickly as soon as we began our descent. Naturally we had to commemorate this memorable event with matching souvenir t-shirts!
After the excitement of our first day, we continued our whirlwind trip through Colorado. We started in Denver and drove to Colorado Springs where we had our Pikes Peak adventure. We also went to Garden of the Gods and the U.S. Olympic Training Center. Then we moved on to Breckenridge and Dillon for a few nights. Despite the fact that none of us skied, we had a great time eating and drinking our way through Breckenridge and riding the gondola. We left Breckenridge and drove to Estes Park for a night where we explored Rocky Mountain National Park and saw lots of elk! My friends were brave enough to try Rocky Mountain Oysters, but I wasn’t overwhelmed by the urge to taste this Colorado delicacy, so I stuck with fish and chips. From Estes Park we went on to spend a few hours in Boulder and then back to Denver for our last night in Colorado.
We had a great trip and thanks to the many real estate guides I picked up along the way, we found the perfect dream property at the base of a mountain that we’re going to buy together so we can all move to Colorado someday. I had always heard how great Colorado was, but had only ever seen the Denver airport on a few layovers, so it was great to spend a week traveling in this beautiful state. Colorado – I will definitely be back, with a can of oxygen in hand!