Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Do I Live in an Amazing Place, or What?

Romantic weekend with my husband? Sign me up! The Brain and I like to go somewhere together every year or so if we can. It's always amazing, and this year was no exception! We visited some of the little mountain towns of Colorado. It was lots of driving. And we did quite a bit of hiking and exploring. But we actually like driving, hiking, and exploring, so it worked out great.










Sorta makes me wish I actually had photography skills.

(But not enough to, you know, do anything about it!)





We drove by this motel, and I actually recognized it somewhere in the dark recesses of my mind from at least 30 years ago. It still cracks me up and made me want to stay there.... um, for about 30 seconds. (Yeah, I'm spoiled by Holiday Inn Express.)


Hey Nancyface! I'm thinking about making this picture my new avatar!





Yes, I really took these.


29 comments:

Heather said...

Looks like fun... way more fun than my weekend for sure!

Pezlady said...

okay so the signs at the gas station....that's just plain funny!!

the MomBabe said...

Your hair looks great in that pig picture.

Becky said...

I tend to get awfully snooty about living in the biggest and best state, but I'll admit it. You DO live in a beautiful place!

Marivic_Little GrumpyAngel said...

Gorgeous landscape photos! You are so lucky you live close to such natural beauty. Although I like our neck of the woods in Nor Cal, too. My husband and I also love just going for a drive, hiking and just enjoying nature. Is that you with the pink pig? You are very pretty. And your gas station photo is funny!

lmerie said...

How beautiful! Love the waterfall...and it looks like you had a great time. :)

N.F. said...

AMAZING pictures!








(I want to go on a vacation!)

K and/or K said...

I love mountains! Too bad I'm stuck in the plains...So beautiful! Thanks for the cyber escape!

Corrine said...

looks gorgeous!

love the gas one.

Heather of the EO said...

You know. Sometimes my arms and legs actually DO feel leaded. I should get me some of those unleaded ones.

Beautiful photos - it's as if you know what you're doing with that photography thing.

mormonhermitmom said...

Nice pictures, and love the signs.

Chel said...

Great pictures! And I'd probably pass on the Rabbit Ears Motel too. :)

Love the pose by the pig. Too cute!

Melissa said...

Love the gasoline signs! Too funny!
You actually get away once a year? How weird would that be?!?

Kimberly said...

What fun! The gas sign is fabulous!

nevadanista said...

Lucky you!

ganelle said...

I was JUST saying that we need to get to the mountains! (However, from your pics, it looks like I have still have a week or two until peak colors?)

Thanks for the motivation to get up there!

tricki_nicki said...

I've always wanted to go to Colorado. It looks so amazingly beautiful!

McEwens said...

Great pictures! I LOVE living in Colorado!!! My Husband likes to climb the 14ers

diana said...

it's hard to take bad pictures of picturesque colorado. they're beautiful. glad you had such a good time.

kristen said...

Don't you just love small towns? Not that I want to relocate, but there's something quaint about them.....not to mention different, too.

Great pics.

Millie said...

Hey, I thought you said you didn't have any photography skills!! ;)

Glad it was fun!

Chell said...

yay for special times spent with your loved one!

Love your pics - the scenery ones are beautiful!

superpaige said...

It looks beautiful!

taturner said...

Thought I would say hi. Just checking out your blog, since I see you post a lot on rules... Anyway, I didn't want to be labeled as a "creepy stalker..." ;)

kristy said...

we should do a blogger road trip. or is that just taking it way too far?

Jenny said...

Great pictures! Did you take all those. You are a photographer. Love the pig and bunny motel. :)

somebodysmom said...

Ok, so years ago I stayed at the Rabbit Ears Motel. I can't believe it still is around.

The Dillon 6 said...

there are perks to having teenaged children...like a weekend alone for youand your sweetie.

I think the Rabbit Ears Motel looks perfectly quaint...I can't believe you passed it up! ;)

Sue said...

Funny gas sign! Thanks for sharing it. =D