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C'est la Vie: Faraway Places You'll Find Nearby

Living in Colorado really is a way of life. For those of you who follow Mom In Progress regularly, you know that every day around lunchtime I try to post something specific for moms living here. It may be something to do with the entire family or something special for moms. Either way, I hope you find it intriguing or useful and hopefully both. Colorado (like many other well governed states, I'm sure) offers an abundance of things to do all year long that are not only fun for families, but present opportunities for fitness, education, and an appreciation for nature. To live in Colorado and miss all that seems just plain wrong.

And we have been living in the wrong. Over ten years here and we still had not been to the top of Mount Evans. It's the highest paved road in the United States. It peaks at over 14,000 feet. It has vistas that will take your breath away. It boasts varying wildlife and lovely lakes along the way. It's only an hour and a half from our house.

So we went for it and the hype delivered. Not only did we see wildlife, water, and vistas... it snowed! Snow in the middle of July. Another first for me. It was an awesome way to spend the afternoon. We signed the guest book at the Mount Goliath Natural Area. This is a "must see" on your trip. The five or so names before ours were all from out of state and two were from other countries (one from Brazil and the other from France... my daughter was very impressed!). People come from all over the world to see the Rocky Mountains and to experience the uniqueness of the landscape and climate. It was a good reminder I should not take it for granted.

Here are a few of my paltry pictures. I'm really hoping for a new camera by the end of the year, but these will have to do for now.
Mark and the kids at the Goliath Nature area.
Beautiful wildflowers along the way.









The trail to the VERY top... we didn't make that trip.
Picture perfect views.
We saw both mountain goats and big horn sheep on the way up - so fun!

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