After leaving Hay House’s writing conference, I felt more excited than I have in many months.
The gift of inspiration and clarity are worth just as much to me as a million dollars.
Right after booking the conference, I knew I wanted to spend a little more time getting to know Colorado…the state that always left me scratching my head as to why I’d never visited.
I am the master of thinking I can squeeze in everything, but ultimately it ends up making me feel like my eyes are going to pop out of my head from all the driving, seeing, doing…so I knew I had to cool it (a little bit).
How does this look for breakfast!? An egg-white, goat cheese, wild mushroom, pesto, TRUFFLE OIL omelet with house-made rustic bread and jam! That kept me full for a good half day 😉
Then I headed north to Rocky Mountain National Park. As some of you know, I am crazy about National Parks, and having never been to RMNP — I was thrilled! The sights were gorgeous, the mountains were massive, and the day was actually pretty chilly. Which meant that many of the roads you all suggested I travel were closed due to the snow! But I did have fun while I was there, especially with sights like these!
After driving around and getting grounded for a few hours, I decided to head to Estes Park (where I would stay for the night). Estes has such a cute little main street shopping area with lots of touristy shops (can’t seem to get enough of ’em!), taffy, ice cream, restaurants, and even a winery, Valley of the Wind. Naturally, I had to try some local wine, so I grabbed a glass of white, sat on their porch that overlooks a babbling brook all while the sun on my shoulders and I tucked into some more of The Power of Intention. So great!
From there, I took an old Gannett colleague’s suggestion and ate at Ed’s Cantina, just a few blocks away. The first thing I noticed on the menu were the bison enchiladas. Uh…sold.
Being that I had just eaten all that awesome food on my plate, it was time to check in to my hotel and either take a nap (always a good choice) or take a walk.
I stayed at The Estes Park Resort (another killer Priceline deal) and with views like this one…
I decided on a walk! And…a little down time…sitting on the shore!
And look what I sat down next to…
A peaceful white feather. I believe that every time you find a feather, it is a sign that angels are surrounding you with all their love and light. I was touched by this angelic omen!
Well, that was a busy day. Driving an hour and a half north from Denver and not waisting a single minute!
My final day in Colorado was pretty relaxing…if you consider driving for about five hours relaxing!
After I checked out of my hotel, I grabbed a latte and a breakfast sandwich and headed south toward Boulder and on to Colorado Springs. About a two hour trip. Making my way out of the mountains, it was awesome to experience the changing landscape. The canyons of Colorado are full of rolling hills, gullies, and tall pines. I love this scenery.
I was worried about making it back to the airport on time, but I did it. I made it to Colorado Springs and got to experience the gorgeousness of Garden of the Gods, a FREE park filled with stunning red rocks and snow capped mountains in the background. I could have spent all day here…well, next time, right? 🙂
Now, I sit in the airport…waiting for my flight back home. I really want to get this post out, but know, I have a lot more to talk about! 🙂
I look forward to writing some more posts about this trip shortly! Thanks for coming on my solo journey to Colorado with me this week!