Like Father Like Daughter: The Simple Things
my first full day in Colorado consisted of my dad and i venturing up to 8,530 feet elevation above sea level to Georgetown, Colorado. it’s an adorable mountain town that is cutely decorated for christmas time!
Colorado is beautiful and amazing. i totally felt the effects of the altitude and it was embarrassing as CO girl. my dad and i spent a wonderful afternoon together walking around the cute town, having lunch and eating candy.
look at how cute this is- my dad has these mints in his car and i had the mini-version in my purse-like father like daughter!
we got on the road for the 45 minute trip back down to Denver and oh. my. goodness. the worst traffic EVER EVER. they are working on expanding a tunnel to help with traffic to and from the mountains but they had it down to one lane and it was atrocious.
it took us 3.5 hours to drive 20 miles. ridiculous. we were getting annoyed and irritated (and then i had to go to the bathroom since i drank so much water at lunch to combat my altitude dizziness) BUT then i made us list all the things that were a-okay about the situation.
we were able to see a pretty sunset, we were safe, the weather was fine, we were together and hadn’t seen each other in a while and we passed this frozen waterfall in Idaho Springs slowly so i could grab a picture.
we got slap happy and totally lost it after we saw this sign and couldn’t stop laughing. maximum speed 45 mph…TRY A MAXIMUM SPEED OF 3 MPH. if you can’t laugh…you WILL go insane-find the funny in things folks. another funny thing…they literally opened the second lane yesterday. shooooooot.
you know how i know my dad is the best…because he said “oh, i also grabbed some things for s’mores making if you want it.” um, of course i want it. in fact-i want two. so thoughtful and nice and delicious.
the new wifestyle: laughter and appreciating the simple things in life will make you much happier-give it a shot.
1) longest traffic jam you’ve ever sat in?
2) does altitude ever mess with you?
3) what’s a simple thing that you have recently appreciated?