As you may know, I live in Colorado now. This Tennessee girl packed her bags a month and a half ago and moved away from her hometown after twenty-six years of living in the sweet south. You may also know that I did my best to make the most of my time in Tennessee. I have always been a huge advocate for being an explorer and adventurer in your own city, and I tried to live that out back home. Whether it was taking long drives to discover new spots and back roads, getting out in my kayak, checking out new trails, or finding hidden gems of coffee shops, I was always on the hunt for the new and exciting within my hometown.
There is a bumper sticker you will more than likely see if you happen to drive through Colorado. It has green mountains with white lettering that says "native". People are proud to be from this state. I get it. I love my home state too. There's another bumper sticker you'll see that is almost identical, and it says "not a native, but I got here as fast as I could!" That's me. ;) Not a native, but so happy to be here and incredibly eager to explore as much of Colorado as I can. So there you go, the inspiration for this new adventure series.
So far since moving here, I've managed to explore at least one new location each week. Of course, this isn't really difficult to do since so much of Colorado is new to me. :) My adventure buddy and I have been making the most of our weekends and hope to get in a lot of hiking and fresh air this summer. A couple of weekends ago, we found ourselves in the Cheyenne Canyon area above Helen Hunt Falls. We were looking for a place to hang up a hammock and had to go trailblazing to find the perfect spot. You should know, sometimes the most beautiful spots are off the beaten path. We laughed, relaxed, and appreciated the stillness and silence the great outdoors can offer if you're willing to listen.