I'm in Colorado for a few days this week, enjoying the beauty of the autumn aspens and sipping coffee in quaint shops. Well, actually I haven't done either thing yet, but I'M HERE in the mountains and we are getting ready to head out for a fun few days. This was me (photo above) heading to the airport.
Tom came up a several days early to take photographs and scout out the scenery, and Gray actually joined him over the weekend. They caught this beauty at Maroon Bells, near Aspen:
It looks grainy because I took a phone photo of the camera screen so I could show you. What a treat!
It's hard to get away sometimes. It is for us, anyway. When you are self-employed you don't get a two week paid vacation, and nobody can fill in for you while you're gone. It takes so much work to plan ahead, get ahead on work, arrange everything....we almost decided that it wasn't worth it. But it was on the calendar, and it's been two years since our last time away, so we forced ourselves to do it.
And now that we are here, we wonder: why is it so difficult to pull away, anyway? The instant I got on the plane to join Tom, I knew this would be good for our souls. I could feel myself breathe freely and let go of the stress of trying to get all organized. So I left a few things undone, oh, well. It will be there when we get back, and it will be all right.