“It’s good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters in the end.” – Ernest Hemingway

We’re ENGAGED!!!! I can’t put into words how happy I am to say that knowing I will be spending the rest of my life with my best friend, building our dream journey together.

I had a feeling something special would happen during our annual trip to Colorado this past weekend, and I knew that we are both ready to take this next step. We began the trip visiting our favorite cafe for breakfast in Granby, CO, after a full day of driving from western Kansas to central Colorado. We then drove up the mountain to Walden, CO, winding through the curvy roads on the edge of the mountains, until we stopped to get fishing licenses and an ATV pass. Immediately after that we went to our favorite fishing spot, Ranger Lake, a small campground with the dreamiest lake that spans 170 acres stocked with rainbow trout. After taking in the beautiful scenery of the lake and casting a few, we loaded back up and headed to the North Sand Hills in Cowdrey, CO. This was our first time coming here, and we will definitely be coming back. Playing in the 700 acres of sand with the RZR was a blast, and it’s the only sand dune area in northern Colorado that you can drive on.

Afterwards, we stopped by our favorite cabin #3 of Powderhorn Cabins in Gould, CO, the same one we stayed at two years prior. We cooked brats for dinner then took the RZR out for one last ride to catch the sunset through the woody trails. The next day, Friday, July 12th, will forever be the day that changed my life. We gradually woke up to the romantic earthy smell outside our cabin and prepared to head West to spend the day in Steamboat Springs, CO. But first, we visited Ranger Lake and caught a few of the tricky trout fish while the sun rose and the woods woke up. Once we arrived in Steamboat Springs we did some shopping, had a rooftop lunch, rode mountain coasters (so much fun!), explored the town, and played a round of mini-golf. After a much-needed day-date, we rode back to our campsite to get the RZR out again to go trail-riding.

It all happened when Adam took me up to a new trail on the top of a mountain. We rode the RZR for around 20 minutes and found a sign that said trail tower and followed it all the way up to one of the most breathtaking views I’ve ever seen.

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