Ah Telluride, what a beautiful place! They don’t call it “the Switzerland of the Rockies” for no reason, these mountains are stunning! Back in June my hubs and I traveled there for the first time. Being a Colorado native I was glad to finally get to this part of the state to see the town I have always heard so much about and a cute town it was! The scenery was unreal! There was also gorgeous flowers everywhere around town and even by the roadsides. Hubs loved the Gondola that takes you to and from Mountain Village, it really had great views! And of course, we couldn’t visit without stopping to check out Telluride Brewing!
I finally got around to blogging my husband and I’s trip to Nashville! We visited this past February it already felt like Spring there with all of the beautiful magnolias and daffodils blooming, it was lovely! It surely was hard to leave the warm weather to come back to Colorado’s winter but it was fine. Nashville has a lot of tasty eats, fun breweries, the Johnny Cash museum, and plenty of live music at historic venues! There is also some really cool architecture and a very pretty botanic garden (Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art) it is a fun town for sure, can’t wait to visit again one day!
In April my husband and our best friend traveled to the land of fire and ice…Iceland! We didn’t travel completely around the ring road but did stay in and see some pretty spectacular views from the places we did visit! It’s crazy to see so many waterfalls, icebergs, beaches, volcanoes, birds, horses, and seals in one place! We also saw our mix of weather: snow, sun, rain, mist, freezing rain, overcast, and wind! Got to love that Icelandic wind… now onto the photos!
Crested Butte is one of those quintessential mountain towns that Colorado has to offer. In fact it is better! I really cannot believe how beautiful it is every time I visit. A few weeks back when my husband and I visited again (this time in fall instead of summer) we were even more blown away at its beauty. The first day we visited it was snowing and quite chilly but it made for some pretty spectacular views. The second day, the sun was shining bright and there wasn’t a cloud in the sky…it was amazing to experience two different weather options during the weekend we were there. We kept saying we were “sick from the beauty” there was so much gold to see! It was pretty amazing for sure! Yay CB!
Back in the Spring my husband and I took a quick weekend trip to Utah, more specifically Moab and Monument Valley. We visited Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park while in Moab so it was nice to check two more National Parks off of my list but wow Canyonlands is huge and needs to be visited in multiple trips, it is spread out over many many many miles and even has separate areas that are hours drives apart. It was really awesome to visit Monument Valley, that has been on my list for many years and it was so amazing in person…we even took some milky way shots!
I can’t believe it has taken me 11 months to blog these photos! I am a slow poke at blogging personal events it seems. I also can’t believe it has almost been an entire year since my husband and I listed Giverny, France. Giverny is the home to Claude Monet and his famous gardens which were depicted in his paintings back in the day, including the infamous lily pads. It was truly one of the best experiences of my life to visit these gardens and to see in person the beauty that Monet was so inspired by. It was definitely one of the best days of our trip! I want to go back, I wish I was there right now!
It has taken me many months to blog these photos but I have finally got around to it! This past fall my husband and I traveled to France and this is a collection of what we saw in Paris! It was my first time in France so we of course had to hit up many of the iconic stops such as Musée d’Orsay, The Louvre, Jardin du Luxembourg, Jardin des Tuileries, Sainte-Chapelle, and Notre Dame. We also visited Monet’s Garden outside of town (this will be it’s own separate post eventually) and Versailles too!
The Provence area of France is an absolute dream! Nothing seems like real life, as if it is all a Hollywood movie set even! My husband and I celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary back in September by taking a trip to Belgium and France! We knew we had to check out Provence when were were there! We stayed in the Luberon region and enjoyed visiting the small but very quant villages of Roussillon, Oppede, Gordes, Menerbes, Bonnieux, Lacoste, Lourmarin, and Gault. The food was delicious, the wine is flowing and amazing. It was so so beautiful! There are no words! So because there are no words, here are photos!
In September my husband and I set out on a trip to Belgium and France to celebrate our 5th wedding Anniversary. Because we are big beer geeks we knew we had to visit Brasserie Cantillon Brouwerij while we were in Brussels, Belgium. Cantillon is known for making Lambic and Gueuze style Belgian Ales. Very high quality stuff that is ranked among the best in the world by beer fanatics. In the States beer from Cantillon is usually pretty rare because of demand and goes for a pretty penny when found. We opted for a brewery tour which was self-guided. It was fun to see the “behind the scenes” of a Belgian brewery that has been operating since 1900. I loved their copper mash tun and koelschip.