As I was looking through pictures last night, I realized there are a few things I've forgotten to share with all of you.
One thing being that I graduated from college...
Another thing being that Josh also graduated. With his master's degree. Yay, Josh!!!
And, finally, the last thing being that he, my mom, and I all went to Colorado. Just for funsies. And we stayed here, at The Stanley Hotel.
If you haven't heard of The Stanley, you should definitely go online and read about it.
But in a nutshell, it's in Estes Park, Colorado, it inspired The Shining, and it's absolutely stunning.
Prior to this vacation, I had been slightly worried about staying at The Stanley. Because it is a historic hotel, there's no air conditioning. And I had heard the rooms were a little outdated. And the whole dang place is supposedly haunted.
Much to my relief, none of that ended up being an issue!
We were at the famous hotel in May, so the rooms were always comfortable. No air conditioner needed.
The rooms were beautiful and not at all outdated. (See above!)
And the ghosts left us alone! Woohoo!!!
Although I did sleep with my head tucked under the covers every night. I wasn't going to risk seeing a ghost if they did happen to show up. So I can't really attest to the ghost thing.
In the mornings, we had the most fabulous breakfasts at the hotel restaurants.
Josh and I got steak one morning. It was divine. I could eat steak every morning. I could eat steak for every meal, actually.
This photo is probably the happiest you will ever see us in the morning. We're not morning people.
But we can manage to pull ourselves together when a good breakfast is involved.
This is my mom and I wearing our coordinating leopard prints.
Josh doesn't like leopard prints. I bet he was mentally calling us tacky while taking this picture.
I love Estes Park because there are elk everywhere. These elk were outside of town, but you can almost always find them in town. Sometimes they're even walking downtown!
Probably window shopping.
Hi! Can I borrow your credit card?
We also spent a couple days in Breckenridge.
Most of you have probably heard of Breckenridge. It's adorable.
As you can imagine, Josh is thrilled...
While in Breckenridge, we had a fun dinner at Bubba Gump's.
"Dey's uh, shrimp-kabobs, shrimp creole, shrimp gumbo. Pan fried, deep fried, stir-fried. There's pineapple shrimp, lemon shrimp, coconut shrimp, pepper shrimp, shrimp soup, shrimp stew, shrimp salad, shrimp and potatoes, shrimp burger, shrimp sandwich.
That- that's about it."
Finally, to round out our trip, we headed over to Vail. The building in the above photo is in Vail, and it's one of the most gorgeous buildings I've ever seen. The photo doesn't do its detailing justice.
I've decided it's hard to not take a beautiful picture in Colorado.
Josh hadn't been to Colorado since the last hunting trip he'd gone on a couple of years ago. And since the trip this year was more about sight-seeing and shopping, he worked to spot wildlife in any form he could find it.
Poor guy. He was such a good sport.
The kid loves his sweets. And I love how happy he looks enjoying them.
much love always,