|Independence Day Sunset in Moab, UT 2014...|
On July fourth, I woke up in Flagstaff, AZ and decided to spend the evening in Colorado's Rocky Mountains. I gassed up the van, headed out, and have been hanging out here since.
I stopped at a head shop along the 82 on the way to Aspen.
"Where you from," asked the man at the counter.
"What are you doing out here?"
"Escaping the heat," I admitted to myself.
"You plan on staying?"
"Till the snow comes..."
"I'm trying to get you a discount."
|Mormon Country on the road to that Rocky Mountain High...|
"I love Colorado. I'll stay."
I liked the rocky mountain high of the Strawberry Cough that I had to stay a little longer. Now approaching my fourth day in the area, I'm prepping for the next adventure.
I'm spending the next month exploring the road to Aspen, killing time until I'm due to cover the Outdoor Retail Summer Market in SLC for Cramer and Urken in August. It gives me plenty of time to acclimate to the outdoors and figure out what gear appeals to my demographic.
Until then, I'm recharging and relaxing, awaiting the lawyer's payment to go solar. The fifth of July was spent sitting in front of McDonald's on a park bench, talking to an old homeless local and learning the area. I turned in a few outstanding assignments and got my plate cleared for some more high profile jobs.
It's been a rocky road, but this will be a summer vacation to remember...