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It’s an end of an era.
Our cars are no longer strutting their stuff with Michigan plates.
We’ve had our Colorado driver’s licence for a couple of months now but we’ve hesitated to switch our car license plates until a few days ago. Partly because we’ve had other things occupying our time (read: testing out Denver’s infamous craft beer scene) and partly because Colorado enjoys annoying new residents with jumping through hoops to get your car plated (read: your car has to pass emissions testing).
Of all the differences between people in this world, there are a few things I think we can all agree on:
1) Election season is the absolute WORST. This fact is absolute. There is real danger in being crushed by a TV thrown out the window after hearing for the billionth time how “so-and-so” is a racist and hates babies.
2) Sample day at the grocery store makes you as giddy as a five-year-old in a toy store. Especially when there are samples of booze. Yes, this does exist!
3) A running basset hound may very well be God’s gift to earth:
But perhaps most universal is how frustrating it can be to hear your alarm go off at 5:30 AM. It’s as frustrating as the Detroit Tiger’s during playoff season. It takes every ounce of my being to peel off the comforter, force my sleepy body upright, and swing my feet onto the cold hardwood floors. Even more frustrating, however, is how jovial Rob can be with very little sleep. It honestly makes me want to karate chop him right in the throat. So far I have managed to resist. So far. He claims it’s because of his baby face. I’ll let you be the judge of that: Continue reading
Pike’s Peak in the Distance
After hiking through the peaceful and serene Garden of the Gods, we decided that we wanted to take on a more challenging, more Coloradan-type feat. We wanted to take on a 14’er (slang for a 14,000+ foot mountain). With the behemoth Pikes Peak looming in the background all day, we agreed that we would make this mountain our bitch (and our first 14’er). That is, if it didn’t take US out first. Continue reading
We turned around, forlorn from the realization that our car wasn’t going to escort us to the Lost Creek Wilderness for our planned three day hike. We needed to think on our feet and figure out “what now?”. With all the change in plans over the past year, thinking on our feet has become second nature to us. Some may call it flighty… but I prefer flexible.
There are many perks to living in Denver…
A) The Weather
B) The Beer
C) Having a local football team that actually wins (don’t worry, we are still Lions proud!)
But, the absolute best thing about living in Denver is how close we are to some really cool stuff. Case in point: Red Rocks Amphitheater. Continue reading
As I am sitting in our new apartment, while Rob is at work, I’m thinking about how much I love our new city and trailed off to “Huh, I haven’t updated too many people on what it is we are actually doing.”
Yes, we’ve finally committed. Not to a mental institution, though that may have seriously been the first thought on some of your minds, but instead to a place to settle down for a little while. While home in Michigan, our response to where we were heading after the Colorado Trail varied from one day to the next: Continue reading