Nearly a year ago, my wife and I performed a song I wrote called “We’re Gonna Leave in the Morning”; which was the imagining of my wife and I taking a responsibility-free road trip together.
Last week, we made that fantasy a reality when we spent 4 days out in Golden, Colorado.
We rented a modernized carriage house that was just a couple of blocks from all the coffee shops and restaurants.
It was was only about 10 blocks away from South Table Mountain Park, where we were able to spend a couple hours hiking to the top; which oversaw the Coors plant.
And it turned out that we essentially only spent a total of $9 in entertainment the entire week, as we ended up taking a different 2 hour hike each day we were there. Only one of the parks we visited had an entry fee. It wasn’t the legendary Red Rocks…
It was Eldorado Canyon State Park.
That view was totally worth the nine dollars though. Right?
Growing up in northeastern Alabama, where my home was surrounded by DeSoto State Park and Little River Canyon, I always imagined that Colorado would be a good fit for me.
I was right. If only I had my Jeep Wrangler with me while we where there…
We perfectly enjoyed our trip to Golden, Colorado- to the point we have decided we need to make this an annual tradition for the two of us.
The experience reminded me of the verse in Ecclesiastes (9:9), which I based my recent song from:
Enjoy life with the woman whom you love all the days of your fleeting life which He has given to you under the sun; for this is your reward in life and in your toil in which you have labored under the sun.
Not only was it great quality time for to the two of us at amazing location, but it helped realize why this trip was superior the 6 hour drive to the Florida coast from our home near Nashville.
Because on a beach trip, we’re mainly just sitting around.
But on a Colorado vacation, we’re constantly moving and exploring.
That’s how my brain registers “rest and relaxation”- by being out in nature and burning calories the whole time.
So if that sounds like a vacation to you as well… then maybe you are also of the demographic who is called to the state of Colorado!