Hi. 🙂 I’m going to pretend ya’ll noticed and say “my bad” for not posting for 6 months. There’s a 100% chance it will happen again.

I kind of updated my website look though so at least it’s cuter now.

I also cut my own bangs (and got them fixed the next day. love you Aunt Christie.), so I’m cuter now too.

The last couple of months have been kind of a roller coaster but we’re finally, actually moving next month! Exclamation points because it’s a good thing and we’ll find another one!!!!!!! (insert nervous laughing)

We’re going to go on some kind of vacation once we move- maybe to the beach or Montana? Idk. I worked on an article about an elopement there last week and it seems cool.

Anyways. I wanted to share a couple places that we really enjoyed on our last vacay before I disappear again.

Garden of the gods is a tourist favorite, and definitely a must see when visiting Colorado. It’s located In Colorado Springs and you can spend as much time of your day as you’d like there, depending on how far you travel into the 1,300 acre park.

There’s lots of hiking for all agility levels here.

I apologize to the people who saw me bite the dust after sliding down gravel like a cartoon character at Balanced Rock (ironic name but ok). I saw you laugh and I understand.

YA YA Farm & Orchard is a hidden gem in Colorado Springs. It’s a little ways out from the other attractions in the city, but the country drive is beautiful and the farm is well worth it. It was nice to have a slow day in between all of the hiking that we did.

We weren’t able to walk through the orchard and pick apples because of a poor crop year, but there’s a shop to buy as much as you want and several activities.

The Apple donuts from their store are to die for. We also got some fresh honey, apples, and you can feed the horses and pick flowers from their garden.

Dream Lake is a 2.2 mile hike in Rocky Mountain National Park. That sounds like a short walk at the gym and a lot of other blogs say it’s an easy hike, but I would do a little bit of lung training before I took my Louisiana-altitude-adapted-body back up there.

Shout out to the 5 year olds who were running to the top. I hope to be like you someday.

I also understand why people have campers now. The bathrooms in national parks are…something.

Boulder Falls was an unplanned stop and one of the best things we did on our whole trip.

It’s a decent drive up Boulder Canyon considering the current construction. But it’s only a 100 yard, non-treacherous hike, so it’s safe for children and those who are clumsy like me.

This isn’t really on brand for Colorado but me and Gavin will be playing putt putt until we’re in our 80’s. Adventure Golf and Raceway in Westminster has 3 really fun courses!! Let me know if you see any houses with a mini golf course in the backyard. That’s the dream.

Rosie’s diner in Aurora is super cute and had good french toast too.

What’s your favorite place to visit in Colorado? Ok, bye. Talk to you later.