I’m on vacation all this week in Virginia Beach, Virginia. I’m having an amazing time, and I will be sharing tons of stories and photos from my trip once I get home and have a chance to upload and go through them. Meanwhile, the heat here (and the humidity) have given me a new respect for air conditioning, so I’ve decided to dedicate a post to my (very brief) time in Vail, Colorado earlier in the summer.
For someone who typically travels north and south, going out west this summer was an incredible and eye opening experience. For one thing, I didn’t realize how drastically the scenery changed from state to state (which had a lot to do with elevation). Did you know that the elevation of Vail, CO is more than 8,000 feet?Because of the elevation, we got to see snow, and beautiful snow-capped mountains, in the early summer months.
We only stopped in Vail for a short period of time, to stretch our legs and get off the bus, but that was enough time for me to snap some pictures to commemorate the rare snow sighting. I’m sure that it’s not too uncommon for some people to see snow year round, but I was pretty much in awe. It was a strange sensation to be outside in t-shirts, shorts and flip flops making snowballs.
Luckily for me, we ran into a couple that was traveling with a pair of tiny puppies! They were gracious enough to let us hold them and take pictures. We also ran into a group of wild prairie dogs! We don’t have wild prairie dogs here, and though they may not be a big deal in Vail, I thought they were cute and took a lot of pictures.
Colorado is definitely a place that I would like to visit again, and Vail looked beautiful. Hopefully I will be able to do another cross-country road-trip in the near future and be able to explore Vail (and Colorado in general) a little closer. Let me know if you have any favorite spots in Colorado and stay tuned for posts from my Virginia trip.