Saturday, November 13, 2010

Amber waves of grain- purple mountain majesty

Don't get used to this, my blog-reading friends. Multiple posts in one day is not my M-O. I'm trying to clean house, finish thoughts, etc.

It's been almost a month since this trip. It was a great weekend. 
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I've made a few attempts at writing some witty intro to this post only to have it glide off my fingertips like...

yep- nothing. 

Anyway... I went to Colorado a couple weeks ago. I was ready for a break from Kansas wind and crunchy, dry grass. (I think that this summer put me over the edge a bit- consecutive 109-110 degree days, working outside, blast furnace wind... no thank you).

I intended to see some friends and enjoy the mountain views, but was also able to set up a general interview with an organization that I respect a great deal and would love to work for.

Suffice it to say, Colorado is growing on me.


I climbed my first Colorado mountain peak, Twin Sisters, outside Estes Park, elevation 11,428 ft. (Not a 14-er by any stretch of the imagination, but a good starting point for my 'summit-ing' career)
















 That's Twin Sisters through the windshield of the ca...





thanks, Karm, for not leaving me and my Kansas cardio system in the dust.


Some more of my favorite pics...


The reward for a high-altitude workout... Thai food in Boulder (not pictured) and ice cream. Imagine a brownie about the size of that milk can building, in a bowl, and then in my gut (actually...couldn't even finish it)

Oh Colorado...you temptress, you.

2 comments:

Adamis November 15, 2010 at 12:58 AM  

I'm jealous. I've had two close friends who have dominated Colorado lately and they've incited lust in my heart.

If Columbus, OH is ever on your travel list....

:D- November 15, 2010 at 10:33 AM  

Yes, indeed, CO is an alluring place ;-)

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