Travelogue: Colorado, Spring 2018

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK

Last month I had the awesome opportunity to spend some time in Colorado with my bestie (who is a fabulous photographer herself). I thought I'd share a few photos of our adventures!  

A day trip to Rocky Mountain National Park was a great way to kick off my visit -catching up while we drive through winding roads into the mountains, learning that those spike-y shoe things are called crampons, and seeing wild elk right next to the side of the road! 

The crampons were definitely needed as we traversed 4 foot high snow drifts to this frozen lake. As we walked up, we saw a couple getting engaged! What a beautiful spot for a proposal! Of course we dropped everything to document this beautiful moment for them! Love is everywhere you go. 

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so, so cold and windy!

so, so cold and windy!

Congratulations on your enagement!

Congratulations on your enagement!

Pro tip from my Cara, If you do come upon wild elk, stay in the car, you don't wanna tangle with them! 

Pro tip from my Cara, If you do come upon wild elk, stay in the car, you don't wanna tangle with them! 

After visiting the park, we sorely needed a warm up (this Arkansan wasn't quite ready for the cold!). I am a huge horror movie fan so visiting the Stanley Hotel (where The Shining was filmed) was on my bucket list! I was not disappointed. The overcast day just upped the creep factor! 

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Two things I might take on any trip -my camera and my ukulele! :) I also love checking out local hangouts & eateries. We had some great veggie burritos at the Jamestown Mercantile Cafe. Also pictured is the Blue Mustang outside of the Denver International Airport. Fun/weird fact, it has glowing red eyes & has been nicknamed Blucifer! 

Next it's time to head to the beach at the Boulder Reservoir for a sunset maternity session. We made a few new furry friends along the way. 

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That's all for now! I'll be returning in the summer to attend Cara's wedding (I'm so excited! It'll be weird not hauling around pounds of camera gear, ha!). I can't wait!