NOT A NATIVE | OLD COLOARDO CITY
Last month I started a new series called "Not a Native" that is a way of documenting my adventures in this new city and state of mine. If you missed the inspiration for this series, here's a quick recap: 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 my new adventure series.
To me, adventures don't necessarily have to mean exploring the mountains and forests of the wild, wild west (although I do love those kinds of adventures), but they can also mean trying out a new restaurant, or learning your way around downtown, or checking out a new-to-you coffee shop. Each of those things hold a little bit of adventure. A few weeks ago, we headed to Old Colorado City for the morning to grab coffee, hit up the farmer's market, and go wherever the day might take us.
This little part of town has so much character and history. It feels old and important in so many different ways. In 1859, the original settlement, which was the eastern entrance through the mountains on your journey west, was renamed Colorado City and became the very first permanent town in the Pikes Peak area. Pretty cool, right?
Old Colorado City is one of my favorite spots to walk around, grab coffee at Jives Coffee Lounge, and stop in at the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory. One caramel apple for my best friend and me? Yes, please. #nomnomnom
Where are some of your favorite spots to explore in your city or state? Are you from Colorado? Leave me a comment with some suggested locations to explore! :) Stay tuned for more of my adventures in the "Not a Native" series as I continue to explore this new city and home.