Monday, November 15, 2010


justin and i spent wednesday through sunday in colorado. it was just what we needed before baby scott #2 arrives. we flew into denver and spent the night. from there we headed to buena vista, about 2 hours from denver, for a younglife marriage retreat. i don't think i have laughed so much in years. it wasn't the retreat that was so funny, i was mostly entertained by my husband... the the dumb and dumber lines that colorado inspired.

we spent the night at the four seasons. it was the first time in months i actually fit into the tub!

all the locals we talked to recommended snooze for our breakfast spot. i am pretty spoiled in portland with all our amazing breakfast places, but this spot was a-mazing! justin ordered the pineapple-upside-down pancakes. yum.

this was taken after a bit of road rage by my husband, which i thought was pretty funny.  

another amazing denver restaurant. it had a really creative menu, local food, and it was all scrumptous.

we spent the day downtown, it was so fun to be in  a new city...but it was cold!

 buena vista
younglife's trailwest lodge
the view from our room (mt. princeton).

our sweet suite

 we tried to do a little side trip to a little place called aspen, but the hwy was closed. so close.

our favorite quotes from the weekend:
  • I expected the Rocky Mountains to be a little rockier than this
  • A place where the beer flows like wine. Where beautiful women instinctively flock like the salmon of Capistrano. I'm talking about a little place called Aspen. 
  • No and I DON'T CARE!
  • Uh yea, we are in the Rockies. Jeez!


  1. While reading your blog I was totally saying the "I expected the Rocky Mountains to be a little rockier than this"quote in my head. Haha!You guys crack me up. Glad you had a great trip and I hope the retreat was awesome. Love you!

  2. I love Denver and been to snooze a couple times! Love it! Glad you guys had fun!

  3. So great. Looks like you guys had so much fun! So random because our friends were just in Colorado and told us about Snooze for breakfast and how yummy it was!