Last state, state of mind. I can’t think of a better way to wrap up this trip than with family. It is surreal
that after 4 1/2 years (3 1/2 years of planning) the adventure is winding down. I have so much to say about it,
but that will be another post (or ten). This is specifically about Colorado.

We are so happy to be back in the mountains and the cooler temperatures didn’t suck either. This entire trip has been
a bit of a soul-searching journey. There are many places that our souls were full and happy, but nothing compares to the
connection the four of us have to the mountains!

The first day we were here Brian was offered a job as the pancake flipper (not code for anything). LOL It was tempting
because we loved this place! Haha Plenty of outdoor activity and energy with a hippy vibe. Durango has a great downtown
area with shops and plenty of fabulous bars and restaurants, many of which overlook a beautiful river and running trail.
We will be back to explore this area futher. We also got to enjoy dinner with family friends’ Mike, Christine, and their
son Ian! Thank you for taking the time to meet us, your amazing hospitality and the great conversation. From their
backyard we watched the 416 Fire (aka Durango fire) come down the hill. This fire is no joke! Stay safe, friends!

A quick detour to see Curtis and Carly’s new cabin home in Evergreen was the perfect way to end our trip. Our anxiety
had been growing as our re-entry date got closer. Being out of the motor-home was a great distraction and a perfect balance
of activity and chill time. Brian even had an up close and personal encounter with a bear! Mountain living! Thank you, Hannah,
for holding down the fort, so we could go see one of our favorite bands, John Butler Trio, at Red Rocks! We even got a sneak
peak of some of our Utah peeps! Thank you, Melissa and Cassie, for making time to come and tailgate with us! Such a great night!


Boondocks and Bliss