1,893 miles later

A few months ago I decided to go visit a great friend in Colorado over Labor Day weekend. My Crop Duster’s schedule was open so he decided to come with and we had the best time together! Long weekend trips over holidays are actually pretty fabulous, we will have to do it again.

We left on Friday, August 31, from home to drive the ~10 hours to Denver, Colorado. The drive from Iowa is pretty uneventful, especially once you get to Nebraska but it we spent our time listening to a podcast about airplane fire fighting, reading magazines, snacking on veggies + cheese + salami + crackers. It honestly went by so fast and I have to say I’m grateful for my hubs who drove the entire way.

We arrived in Denver just before 5pm (mountain time) and were so excited to see our friend, Nadyne! The first night there we relaxed and went out for wings + beer at Fire on The Mountain in Denver.

Saturday we had big plans so we woke up around 7AM to have breakfast and get ready to head out by 7:30AM to get to Colorado Springs. Our first full day in Colorado consisted of getting a two-hour tour at the National World War II Museum and visiting Garden of The Gods, and stopping by my aunt & uncle’s to say hi! Once we arrived back to Denver we went to dinner at Osteria Marco, a recommendation from my soon to be sister-in-law, Bailey.



Day two we took a long road trip of ~2.5 hours to Steamboat Springs! Neither us or Nadyne had been so it was fun to experience something new. Even just the drive there was incredible – the views are so fabulous in Colorado. I’m always reminded why it’s one of my favorite states besides Iowa. We had a blast checking out the downtown area and having lunch, hiking, and going to the hot springs. What a busy, fun day!


On our last day, Labor Day, we spent the entire day relaxing and spending quality time with Tyler’s step-brother who also lives in Denver and Nadyne.

It was such a great trip and we can’t wait to visit Colorado together again!

Who else has been to Colorado? What’s your favorite place?

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