Monday, November 15, 2010

Cuz' the Rocky Mountain way...

...is better than the way we had
-Joe Walsh, Rocky Mountain Way

Thirty days of Thanksgiving - Day # 15. I'm thankful that I had the opportunity to live in a different part of the country, if only for a year.

We spent the 2004-05 school year living in beautiful Ft. Collins, Colorado. I hear it's snowing in Denver today - I must admit that I don't miss snow in November! But it was a fantastic place to spend a year, and truly wasn't nearly as snowy as I expected. We saw some of the most gorgeous scenery in the world. And they don't brag about their 300 days of sunshine per year for nothin'! It really is a dream come true for those who love the outdoors.

I met some awesome people, some of which I still consider dear friends. While I dragged my dear hubby kicking and screaming back to the east coast after only one year, I will always be glad I got to see a different slice of the world.




8 comments:

Mandy said...

Not only that, but I'm sure the memory of us "recreating" Mt. Rushmore on our camping trip in the Black Hills will still bring a smile to my face when I'm old and gray! :o)

Mindy Marshall said...

This post needed some good 'ole John Denver! Glad you both ventured our way, even if only for a short time. I feel fortunate to call you both friends. Love you!

Amy said...

I'm so glad you came home, though. :)

TOJ said...

I second what Amy said.

Jen Foster said...

Mandy, I did find the Mt. Rushmore pic in digging through my Colorado files. Guess it's time to post it, huh? Gimme a couple of days.

Anonymous said...

ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH... COLORADO! (Picture me singing John Denver at the top of my lungs) Sorry, got a little carried away for a second.

I am also really glad that you were out here for a year. I will always treasure our girls dinners at Cracker Barrel and wish you were still here so we could do them more often. And just FYI, it is sunny with a high in the 50s today. ;-)

LYTB,
JB

Jen Foster said...

C'mon - I thought John denver was a tad too obvious. I was impressed that Derek came up with another option...

Beth said...

You look so much like Kylie in that picture it is startling!