The Move… Hello Colorado=)

9 Aug

Hi fam & friends!

I know its been a while since I have posted,  so here are some updates in our life and the world of pinvestigating (now including  places )!

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Exactly a week ago yesterday, the hubs and I set off on a permanent road trip to Colorado Springs!! We decided on this just 5 days prior when I officially signed and accepted a job there. We rented a place site unseen from pics on the internet and it turned out well (soo far anyways =).. Crazy you may call us,  but you only live once! In the week that we have been in The Springs, here are some things we have done and discovered outside of unpacking

  1. At an altitude of 6,035, the struggle for some good ole O2 is real, however this makes The Springs the perfect local for the flagship US Olympic Training Center. The lack of 02 in comparison to Houston isn’t really an issue just walking around (unless going up an excessive incline or mucho stairs), but boy do I get winded much quicker running, hiking or mountain biking.  I also crave water like nobody’s business.
  2. We live near Garden of the Gods, recently ranked t No. 1 park (eh hem, great for walking mom when you decide to visit!!) in the country, ahead of New York’s Central Park (No. 2) and Chicago’s Millennium Park (No. 3) per trip advisor =) This is a great place to hike, bike or watch storms come in over the mountains =)1114
  3. The whole fam got haircuts..LOL =) We didn’t plan this on purpose, we all just happened to show up rather disheveled after a 2-day 15 hour drive. Rollie got some-what matted and constipated along the road trip (I’ll spare you the details), I kept getting shocked with the amount of static electricity due to the dry dry air, particularly after doing my long hair and the hubs needed one before we left.

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3.  We have deer roam right outside of our balcony.  Ooooh Rollie bear, our big boned, clumsy shitzu is not so sure what to think of these things. He likes to bark at them if he is behind closed balcony walls, but they don’t seemed threatened one bit.

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4. There are lots of Microbreweries in the area! We just so happen to visit the Bristol Brewery first which is located in an old school. I liked this place because it was a fun, relaxed atmosphere with great indoor and outdoor activities (game room, shuffle board, bean bags, ect.) and yummy food!

5.  The Mountains make for a great compass that you can see from everywhere, which is perrrfect for those of us who are directionally challenged.  Peace out Tom Tom! 43

6. Saturday we visited Cave of The Winds,  which has lots of fun things to do including: cave tours, Wind Walker ropes course, The Terror-Dactyl ride, the Bat-A-Pult 1200ft zip line, ect. Definitely must check it out if you come to visit us =)

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7. We  didn’t move a dining room table, so here is our current setup =)

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8. We also recently purchased a cheap (like cheapest in the store) ,but oh so comfy for now) couch since we sold our couch before moving. We decided on this route since we only plan on renting our current place for a year and then we are going to sell the thing (if it holds up…we shall see). Once this things gets delivered today, I’ll post some updates later in the week to let you see the beauty =)

9. Apparently the BEST time to visit [us] Colorado Springs is March to May and from September to November.  However, the winter allegedly isn’t too bad either. ” Despite popular belief, Colorado Springs winters aren’t all that frosty when compared to the state’s other cities. In fact, average high temperatures generally hover in the 40s, and less-than-ideal snow conditions (for skiing) redirect winter travelers to major ski towns like Aspen, Telluride and Vail instead” per U.S. News Travel.

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Those are all the updates I have for now, but I’ll keep you posted =)

-Kel

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