librarian + adventurer


Low Elevation Adventures

Or: a story in procrastination of the homework I have due on Monday

We have officially lived in Colorado for 3 months! And in these three months I have learned so much - about myself, about the world around me, and about taking care of infants. Here's a quick list of the things I can put words to: 

  • How to drive on an 8-lane highway in rush hour without crying
  • How to change 10 poopy diapers in a row without breaking a sweat (and mostly without crying) 
  • That most people own bear spray, but have never had to use it
  • Dogs are allowed basically everywhere - even (especially?) the bars
  • How to parallel park correctly on the first try
  • Sign language for "all done," "please," "milk," "moo," and "stop" 
  • How great one mile above sea level feels when you've just stood almost 3 miles above
  • The symptoms of altitude sickness
  • That the best hugs can come from a sweaty, smelly, one-year-old who is running at you full force
  • and, that it feels incredible to be in a room full of people who love reading as much as you do. 

Its been a wild 3 months, and it simultaneously feels like we've been here longer and shorter. 

Here are some iPhone pictures that I haven't posted yet: 

Run the Rocks - a 5k through Red Rocks Amphitheater - aka the hardest 5k ever

Carving Jack-o-Lanterns

Hanging out at Fritzler's Corn Maze

Lunar Eclipse view from our apartment - I cheated, this isn't an iphone photo. But its cool

About to go down the Alpine Slide before it closed forever

A picture a very kind Park Ranger took of us on our first complete drive of Trail Ridge Road. He told us there would be moose in that valley. He lied. 

Eating canolis in the park  

Enjoying the park on a 98° weekend

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