Hiking in Colorado

Sunday morning we woke up and immediately made a plan to go for a hike. I was feeling so much better that I was sure I could make it with no problem. Until...we started the upward climb.  Some hiking sticks were taken out and I was happy to take one, however, I didn't know how thankful I would be until later on when I asked Hubby if he could hear that man chopping wood. Confused, he said no. I said, "Oh, that's just my heartbeat I hear in my ears."  The round trip hike was 5.4 miles. Needless to say, there were some difficult moments for me as my body attempted acclimate. Hubby was good and stayed by me all the way, stopping when I needed to rest and giving me water. It was a lovely hike. The scenery was beautiful and the weather was nice and cool. 
                                 

                    

                                   
                                          See my walking stick?  It came in quite handy!

                                  
    The mountains were gorgeous and the quietness made for such a peaceful morning hike. 

                    
        This guy right here is a keeper for sure. He kept pace with me and never complained. 

                    
    This is after we made it as far up as we were going on the trail. I sure was happy that I would be heading downhill now. 

                               
I felt pretty accomplished at the end of this hike and happy to just be able to do it. I told Hubby that the past four years I don't think I could have made it with all the problems I was having with my Hashimoto's. It feels good.  It really does. 

Later, after a lunch downtown and a drive through the mountains, we stopped and hiked a short ways to a waterfall. There was also an old mine there. 
                                

                                

                  

                 

                 
This is probably my favorite photo of the day. After I edited it and got another good look at it, I decided that I would watercolor it when I returned home. 

So far, this trip has been like a little slice of Heaven on Earth for me. The mountains, fresh air and cool temperatures. Being outdoors with no television. This is just what we needed at this time. Thankful for these moments. 




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