Until we drove into the mountains and I saw our new home for the first time.
Literally, legitimately, 100% speechless.
On our final day of the 26-hour-drive, Husband and I each took a two hour driving shift, which felt like nothing after going through Kansas for ten hours the day before.
That was a whole new level of flat I hadn't seen before, and I am here to tell you that it was awful. Also, did you know that in Southeast Colorado, there aren't any lights on the highways so while you're trying to go 65 mph to get out of the f*cking car, you also have to make sure you don't hit any animals or run over a hare?
Easily on the top of my list for Awful Drives I Didn't Want To Make But Had To.
But driving through the mountains towards the middle of Colorado? TOTALLY made up for it. In spades.
|this was the sunset as we drove into southeast Colorado. Still as flat as Kansas.|
|this is actually outside of our new town.|
And I'll be the first to admit there were tears shed once we officially ended up in Durango - there were some crazy emotions including relief to not be stuck in that car for another state.
As for what we've been doing while we're here - Husband started his new job, we found a place to live, and we're trying to get life settled in this adorable mountain town. My task this weekend is to finally go outside and tackle some walks.
Upon arriving in Colorado we were both immediately sick with colds, so that meant a lot of cuddling and watching House of Cards. Zero complaints from me.
And that's what we've been doing so far! On my list this weekend:
-Take a hike/walk. That means bringing out the serious hiking backpack.
-Go to a brewery. This is the most exciting part.
-Visit a puppy.
-Make a friend. V important.
That's it! If you've got any recommendations for seeing place around SW Colorado, I am all ears. And eyes. Tell me everything!