Hello my wanderers! I’ve lost track of which time zone I’m in with all my gallivanting of late, but I’ll get to that in a moment. First, it’s time to recap the wandering week that was — Week 11 of #RunningTo, featuring stops in Colorado Springs and Denver.
Colorado is such a gorgeous state. I mean, the western part of it is. The eastern part is basically Nebraska. But it can’t get much better than the Rockies! I experienced those blessed peaks in Montana and western Canada, and it’s been awesome catching them in their native Colorado.
Enjoy this compilation of my favorite moments of the past week, and stay tuned for the plot twist to come!
Inside a state park called Garden of the Gods as one of my hosts and his 10-month-old boy look on. Father & son & the world.
This place was called “Balanced Rock.” One stiff breeze and I’d have been done for.
My host family in Colorado Springs! Went to high school with one of them. (It’s the one immediately to my right with the dead-eye stare.)
My friend Andrew got married! What an awesome occasion to reunite in the Mile High City after our drive to Vancouver a month ago.
Andrew’s mom, Judy, whose Albertan tree was painted yellow by YOURS TRULY. Another joyous reunion.
Red Rocks Amphitheatre: I felt like Simba and Rafiki weren’t too far off.
Welcome to Denver, where big blue bears stare into your office building.
Welcome to Denver, where skinny Goliathesque aliens dance in the parks and I try to match them.
Every good story needs a good plot twist. This trip included . . .
I’ll be back next time to reveal why exactly I flew to Florida (#FlyingTo), but in the meantime: what’s your favorite quirky monument? Big blue bear, dancing aliens, what else is out there?