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Colorado, USA

So far, so good.

After about 15 hours of straight driving (just getting through the state of Texas took more than half of that time), Dad and I finally stopped at a Holiday Inn last night in Salida, CO. I have to say, the first 6 or 7 hours were a breeze, but by mid-afternoon, my lower body was numb from all of the sitting. Lucky for me, the breathtaking scenery was enough to distract me from the tingling sensation in my feet.

Right now, I am typing this blog at a computer desk in our little hotel room and drinking a hot cup of Joe while Dad is out running some errands to prepare for today's journey. He's actually supposed to be picking up a list of available lots so that we can visit them today and weigh our options. I'm excited to see what he has in mind for our future mountain home/vacation spot! After we explore a little bit around here, the plan is to make our way up to Poncha Springs and maybe find an (inexpensive) cabin to rest our heads for the night. 

So there's a little update of our trip, for anyone who's interested. To be honest, it's kind of weird being so far away from home right now, only a few days after finishing high school for good. It almost seems like there is nothing holding me back; no attachments, no obligations, no commitments of any sort. Of course, this isn't true. I still have graduation, college orientation, and a theatre convention to attend all within the next month. And knowing myself, in a few days, I'll be dying to be back home with my friends and family. But as I sit here, looking out the window at the beautiful snow-covered mountains, I can't help but wish that time would stop, so that I might never have to leave this magical place. As my dad said yesterday in the final hour of our drive, this mountain paradise is God's home. 


  1. you definatly have the coolest life in the world!


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Hi, I'm Emily! I'm a 27-year-old writer, whole foodie, and wannabe world traveler currently residing in Dallas, TX. Welcome to my little corner of the internet, where I chronicle my everyday adventures, both at home and abroad. Stay awhile!