How it took me 26.5 years before I made it to Colorado, I don’t know, but I’m glad I have it in my life now. The fact that I have now been there three times in the last six months is a true testament to how much I really love it. I will likely have to plan another trip in fall just so I can get all four seasons in. I have spent time in Breckenridge, Denver, & Crested Butte; I look forward to planning more trips to different parts of the state as well. This past summer trip came about initially thanks to a good friend inviting me to her grandfather’s ranch house that was built and unchanged since 1974. For many reasons (including the lack of cellphone service), we affectionately refer to it as the time warp ranch. Of 10 people staying at the summer home 5 of us were photographers. I cannot help but be so inspired by the talent I constantly find myself surrounded by. My friends are amazing and watching them work inspires me and pushes me to become a better photographer.
After 4 nights in the summer ranch, I spent a few extra days camping out in Crested Butte and enjoying the fun summer events they have going on like Bridges of the Butte & Alpenglow. Crested Butte is the perfect summer destination but many other Texans seem to feel the same way since there seems to be more Texans than Coloradans here.