The Icing on the cake. A traveler’s dream. Friends who live in beautiful places. It all presented itself to this traveler on the recent Colorado trip. I was whisked from the relatively lowlands of the Denver area at 5,280 feet, to Conifer sitting up at 8,277 feet; a small community in the foothills west of Denver.
Hiking around the mountain and meadows with my friend took me a minute or two to keep up with her; I was feeling the altitude up here like I hadn’t in Denver. The breaks I took to breathe also gave me time to get photos of the beauty. At least I used that as the excuse to not seem like a wimp.
The rock formations up here are something to behold, and also raise questions of how they came to be.
There are places here that seem almost sacred
Feelings of true connection with Mother Earth are easy to feel here, and the importance of preserving this earth in all its glory.
I’ll just turn it over to the camera from here
And the Colorado state flower, the columbine
The trip home, again on Amtrak, was just as beautiful in the reverse order, leaving Denver’s Union station. All aboard! As we pull out, seeing construction workers waving at the train, fly fishermen, ducks and geese in the early morning sun on that sparkling river, horses and deer in the grassy hillsides. And then we’re off into the canyons.
See you next week with a shift in location, and return to Atotonilco, Mexico, that I hadn’t included in previous posts about San Miguel de Allende.