One of the absolute BEST times of the summer (the best time of all I just can't really decide on and might not be able to disclose!) was my trip to Denver, including airplane trip and snow covered mountains. It was so chock full of firsts and awesomeness that I can hardly stand it. And it got like, what? 4 blogposts of it own?
|The thrill of seeing the airplanes take off while still in the parking garage! so fun|
|Those clouds though!|
To reiterate the progression of this trip: The Mad-Art teacher had never been on an airplane before and the Mad-English teacher had offered a couple years ago (and to think we were mostly joking) to hop on a plane with me to anywhere, get out of the plane walk around at the airport and then get back on and go home. Basically in 24 hours. Isn't that cool? He's such a giver. Anywho, once I made the commitment to go to Italy next summer, I decided that I needed to actually get on a plane. So, though there were moments that we thought maybe it wouldn't happen - :P - it was decided that it was ON! So, research was done, a location was settled on, the trip moved from one day to over night, to since we are there, we really should go do some hiking- because hiking, mountains..... seems obvious, you know? And yeah, 4 days happened. Our itinerary was simple: airplane, mountains, hiking, good food. And some time in the city. check check check check and double check.
|Rain and hail did not spoil our afternoon!|
|Panorama Point, Golden Gate Canyon State Park|
|Snow was somehow acceptable here....|
1. The feeling of taking off in that airplane the first time. (I loved it, just like someone told me I would! ;) )
2. Seeing the clouds from above.
3. The moment when we saw our first snow-capped mountain from Lookout Mountain.
4. Feeling the effects of heights when we were hiking.
5. Seeing the sign for "fight back" if attacked by a cougar.
6. Rain in the city coming off the Denver Art Museum
7. Picking up snow after that amazing drive up to Winter Park.
So many other things, but these stand out and came first to mind.
|Hiking at Red Rock|
|Driving to 11,000 feet|
|Hiking at 9000 feet|
And then get me started talking about the food we ate... but that is apparently for another post.
Colorado was an amazing, perfect trip. The ONLY thing that could have made it better was more time there. But we were tired and ready to go home after 4 days of shoving every moment possible full of every shred of joy that we could find. I will go back.
|A shared favorite moment with Adam- flying under the contrails....|
|Random people at Lookout Mountain|