This year I was excited to go to Denver for the first time. I’ve done a lot of international travel but never invested the time to exploring our great nation! Denver is first on my list of American cities I plan on visiting. And Denver definitely lived up to expectations, especially since I was there during Halloween weekend. I tried to soak in a lot of Denver and not look too touristy with my camera glued to my hand. But when I did take some time out to photograph the scenery it was on the day we decided to get lost in the Rocky Mountains. I was in awe the whole time, balancing my big clunky camera in one hand and an iPhone in the other as I hung out the window of our rented mini van. HA! It was exciting, scary at times (I thought I heard banjo music a few times), but amazingly beautiful!
Here are some of my favorite photos from the trip…
We ended up finding this little highway that would drive you into a rocky, dry terrain and then spit you out in the middle of a dense forest. At times there would be nothing but trees for miles but then you would run into a small town where it was questionable if they even had electricity. One town we came across was stuck in time.
Like I said I didn’t want to look too toursity but being lost and alone in the mountains I went a little nuts. Kind of got back to my photography roots by shooting anything I could find, small or big!
Finally we made one last stop/”pull over quick” so that I could take a few last photographs before we exited the mountains. I had to get some with me in the picture since my mother always complains I am never in pictures when I go anywhere. So I actually took more than one (shocker) and another of my future dream home for myself!