We just got back from a long weekend in Denver. To sum up our experience: Colorado is legit.
I have never seen such beautiful, luscious scenery in my life. Ever. The picturesque views are awe-inspiring. It was like seeing scenes from a movie. Those commercials of the car driving in the mountains amongst the greenery and perfect background? We were there. In that scene. It was unreal.
We hiked in Golden Gate Canyon State Park, toured Red Rocks amphitheater and hiked a little bit in Red Rocks Park. Friends, there are no words. No words to describe how powerful these rock formations are, how little we are in comparison, how vast the history of our planet is, how little we understand. To someone who thinks he/she has the world figured out: I urge you to go spend the day among these mountains and tell me how certain you are after leaving them. Their massiveness is humbling. Their serenity is indescribable.
Many trips are on our horizon back to this gem state. To see, feel and be captivated.
This is why I travel. It changes me.