Thursday trip

Thursday is our Sunday, my husband’s off, we take a break from school, no activities on our calendar at all, none. What a bliss. This is the day for me to “reset my heart to zero”, to let go of all the cares, to rest rest rest. Nature is where we want to be the most. To admire changing season, to breathe fresh air, to recharge. Last week we had a walk in our beloved Staunton State Park. Today we ventured much further. Almost two hours away from our home there lies a gem that is Brainard Lake, amazing, relaxing place. There are a few lakes in the area, in fact, all more or less accessible via hike trails (Long Lake and Mitchell Lake parking lots are small and were all full when we got there). We didn’t have a lot of time, since my husband has classes in the evening, so we only got to explore Brainard Lake itself. All the more reasons to return.

Boulder heading west

We lived in Colorado for over 8 years now, but only just now we start to go further away from Denver. The reason for this is that as much as we love to travel, our little C. had (and occasionally still has) terrible motion sickness. Nothing worked for years, but at last we are starting to have trips without her being miserable. It makes the whole adventure all the more exciting.

Our poor car climbs higher and higher, and we while holding our breath on sharp turns never stop to marvel at the beauty of the mountains.

Our poor car climbs higher and higher, and we while holding our breath on sharp turns never stop to marvel at the beauty of the mountains.

The colors, oh the colors!

The colors, oh the colors!

Brainard Lake, sparkling like a jewel

Brainard Lake, sparkling like a jewel

Birds around picnic sites were so fearless, daring even. We got to see them so close. Like this little friend that followed us around for a while

Birds around picnic sites were so fearless, daring even. We got to see them so close. Like this little friend that followed us around for a while

further up, away from the lake. Breathtaking views. We were some 9,000 feet above the sea level, so the slopes were bare, all the more beautiful the constrast with all the growth on the ground

further up, away from the lake. Breathtaking views. We were some 10,000 feet above the sea level, so the slopes were bare, all the more beautiful the constrast with all the growth on the ground

another curious one was almost flying in our faces

another curious one was almost flying in our faces

until we meet again

until we meet again

one more glimpse before heading home

one more glimpse before heading home

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