Fall in Aspen, or, Perfection

One of the most incredible places I’ve visited since moving to Colorado? Aspen. We headed up to Aspen to visit friends this fall, and I can’t get it out of my head. A few snaps of the weekend exploring.

The drive to Aspen is incredible. On the way up, it was already dark, but Sunday was such a surprise!
We pulled off the road to take in more of the view. This hardly does the scene justice.
If one day I can live in a forest of Aspens, I’ll be very happy.
While on the trip, we headed up the mountain on a lift and went for a hike. A must-do if you visit Aspen.
This ragtag bunch made the trip!

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At the top of mountain is a little cabin which we paused at for a bit to rest and take in the view.
The weather changes in a second. See the clouds in the picture above? Always on the lookout for storm clouds.
Love having this guy home from Mexico!
These two. Look at those smiles. Aspen is beautiful. So are the people.
Remember when I said Aspen is beautiful? ❤ the mountains.


Driving! We took Independence Pass instead of the main highway. Highly recommend it for the views.
That said, it is not a drive for the faint of heart…
Cheesing at the Continental Divide. By cheesing, I mean freezing. SO cold.
Always thankful for tourists who swap photographer duties. Especially when they know how to use my camera better than I do.
Very different scenery without the sun. Worth the pull off and quick walk on the path to see.

Can’t wait to go back to Aspen in 2015. It is a must. And now that Leo is back home for good from his international work adventure, we can plan it!

Mountain escape and the best of friends

I’m incredibly blessed to have the folks in these pictures as friends. A few old, but mostly new since moving to Colorado, these are just a few of the people that make this place home.


We went up to Beaver Creek to stay in Tom’s family’s condo a few months ago and I just found these pictures on my camera, so I figured I’d share. Late but not lost! Lot’s of drinking, eating great food and playing games up in the mountains. So refreshing! 


My favorite couple making breakfast for the crew. Cute in their robes, and what you can’t see is that most of the group was also in their robes. This is luxury. 


The girls giggling – you’d be amazed how long it took just to get one semi-decent shot of us! Alcohol was obviously involved and can be blamed for any poor photos. 🙂 


Even portraits on shirts needs a sip of the apple pie drink – the greatest cocktail I’ve ever had. 


And then there’s there two – we all go way back and I love both of them like family!