We are not a family who goes to the mountains in the winter. In fact, after spending 7 years in Colorado I have learned that trying to get to the mountains in the winter is both dangerous (usually from the snowstorms and non natives trying to drive in them) and frustrating (from the tourists).
No, we are a family who goes to the mountains in the off season. I’ve grown to love this season for this part of God’s creation. Mountain towns have a new life breathed into them when the snow melts and the sun shines warmer.
Denver is my favourite travel destination from Albuquerque for multiple reasons: it’s home, it’s only 6 hours away, and it has great coffee shops. For the first Sunday post I want to share some of my favourite places with you.
I travel a lot, but usually that just means a six hour road trip north from Albuquerque to Denver. These little trips are exhausting, high energy, and busy – there is nothing relaxing or calm about going home. Yet they are refreshing, in the midst of that craziness. I pack as much activity into my short time in the city as I can, getting my fill of the noise, lights, and crowds that haven’t filled Albuquerque yet.