THROWBACK THURSDAY: COLORADO EDITION

So, as I mentioned yesterday, we’re leaving for Colorado tomorrow to visit my parents. We went out there around this time last year and I just want to prep you for all the amazing views you’ll be seeing here next week. Here are some of my faves from running/hiking/driving around last year.

The first day we were in Estes, we went for a run and took an #elfie. It’s a thing. These guys are roaming around EVERYWHERE in Estes Park, and they are not scared of humans. I’m pret-ty terrified of them though, because more than one idiot tourist has been charged by one. This pic was taken VERY VERY quickly, before we darted off in the opposite direction.

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Pretty good view, all around I’d say.

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This was from our hike last year to Sky Pond. It was SO gorgeous. I had gone on the hike a few years before, but couldn’t complete it because I was alone and there was some dangerous rock climbing toward the end. Crazy to think I missed out on a such an amazing view. It was definitely worth it.

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Highlight of last year’s trip? I saw my first moose! We deliberately woke up ridiculously early and drove through Rocky Mountain National Park searching for one. We were about to call it quits when we saw a bunch of cars pulled over on the side of the road. And lo and behold there was a whole moose family! Dad, Mom, and baby. I could only get a decent picture of Dad though, because he kept pushing Mom & Baby back further into the woods. It’s going to be hard to top this experience this year.

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And lastly, the views are just ridiculous there. I really cannot wait to be back. I mean, this one was taken in a gas station parking lot for crying out loud!

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And driving through Rocky Mountain National Park, scouting for moose…

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I’m so bummed I won’t be able to hike or run this time around, but I’m sure we’ll find other ways to occupy our time. We’re talking about going rock climbing while we’re there (depending if I get clearance from my doctor). S has never been and I haven’t gone since I was a kid.  Stay tuned!

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