It’s Colorado Fall, Y’all

As promised, I have come to give my sentiments to Colorado Fall.

Dear Colorado Fall, although I consistently talk about my love for Pennsylvania Fall in your presence, you still have a place in my heart.  I’m pretty sure that you only last about 5 minutes, but when caught in that quick period of time, you are truly beautiful.  You were made for people like me, who worship your goldenrod color.  Thank you for sharing your crinkly Aspen leaves.  Sincerely, Amy

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It’s Pennsylvania Fall, Y’all!

You can all be quiet about the holiday season, because it’s Fall – The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!  Autumn is without a doubt my favorite season, but I actually get a little nostalgic and sad when it comes around in Colorado.  If you’re from the Northeast, or have ever visited there during the Fall, you know what I mean.  Nothing beats that crisp air, multi-colored leaves, and overall feeling that is inexplicably specific to that region only.  IT’S SO GOOD!  Now excuse me while I continuously scroll through these pictures and google plane tickets back to Pittsburgh.

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Local Outing: Brainard Lake Recreational Area

This past Sunday was B-E-A-U-tiful here in Colorado. Classic, Colorado blue sky with sunshine and a breeze.  My family was still in town, so we stopped by one of our favorite spots, Foolish Craig’s for brunch, and then drove up to Brainard Lake for a little outdoors time.

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Road Trip Playlist: Live at Red Rocks

To accompany my recent post about Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, Colorado, I have made a playlist composed of songs all recorded live at Red Rocks.  For my other playlists, I would just recommend listening and not necessarily watching (you are supposed to be road trippin’ after all), but this one is definitely worth watching.  It shows some great sights of the amphitheater.  Also, young Bono.

The hills are alive with the sounds of Red Rocks:

Road Trip Playlist: Live at Red Rocks

  1. Ants Marching – Dave Matthews Band
  2. Nights in White Satin – Moody Blues
  3. Little Lion Man – Mumford & Sons
  4. Hey Girl – O.A.R.
  5. Edge of Seventeen – Stevie Nicks
  6. Colder Weather – Zac Brown Band
  7. Sunday Bloody Sunday – U2
  8. The Story – Brandi Carlile
  9. Windows are Rolled Down – Amos Lee and The Colorado Symphony
  10. 93 Million Miles – Jason Mraz

*The last song was not recorded at Red Rocks, but the video is shot there and shows amazing scenes of the surroundings.

Local Outing: Red Rocks Amphitheater

Red Rocks Amphitheater is arguably one of the best concert venues in the world.  Outdoors, in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, surrounded by nature.  A view of Denver in the distance.  Even when it rains, there somehow seems to be a perfect semicircle rainbow showcasing the stage.

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Happy 100th Birthday, Rocky Mountain National Park!

It’s the holiday weekend!  And by holiday, I of course mean the 100th Anniversary of Rocky Mountain National Park!  Pop the bubbly, y’all!

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Local Outing: Pearl Street

I know it’s the middle of the week, but let’s pretend it’s the weekend again, okay?  And if we’re really taking advantage of this pretending thing, let’s pretend that it’s still summer in Boulder and none of the college students have come back yet.  Not that I don’t love college students – but seriously – WHERE DID YOU ALL COME FROM.  There are so many of you. Continue reading Local Outing: Pearl Street