Like a Postcard

The four of us spent last week hiking, rafting, and exploring out west.

We stopped off in Santa Fe for a day and then drove to southwest Colorado for a Family Reunion.

New Mexico & Colorado


Desert colors are mind-blowing:

New Mexico & Colorado

Even when framed by an afternoon thunderstorm:

New Mexico & Colorado

Twenty-one of us invaded Pagosa Springs, CO., a small town about 30 miles north of the state line:

Colorado

Nine of us stayed in this 5 bedroom log home around the corner from the others:

Pagosa Springs, CO

We drove through the mountains:

Pagosa Springs, CO

Had a picnic:

Pagosa Springs, CO

Watched the sunset transform the evening sky:

Pagosa Springs, CO

Hiked through Mesa Verde:

Mesa Verde

Stood on rocky cliffs and looked out over the world for miles and miles:

Mesa Verde

Stood next to wildlife:

Mesa Verde

And whitewater rafted next to amazing rock formations:

New Mexico & Colorado

The best part of the whole week was experiencing everything together:

Mesa Verde

I also learned something important.

The views at 8000 feet above sea level are spectacular, but searing a hunk of beef is WAY easier when there is oxygen in the air.

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