Last Thursday we went to the beautiful Brainard Lake, but unfortunately didn’t make it to the trail recommended by our friends. Today was the second attempt. We didn’t make it all the way to the Blue Lake again, and for the same reason- not enough time. But today was an amazing day nonetheless. We went about halfway to the park and noticed menacing black clouds, silly me didn’t even think about checking the weather. The clouds were moving overhead all the while and not a single drop! isn’t it lucky?:)
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.
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.
October just flew by. Why does time rushes like an express train these days? It seems that the biggest challenge for me is to slow it down, and still I fail somehow. I did not have time to blog, but we did have time for some nice outings, nowhere terribly new and yet, because of the season and its colors, these places felt truly magical.
I love weekdays there, the garden is empty save for a few moms with very small children and elderly people. We love to bring our sketchbooks and this time around we just took our time admiring splashes of orange and red everywhere.