You only turn 30 once, and Katie and I decided we should each get to pick a place to go on vacation for our 30th.
In 2016, it was my turn, and since our birthdays are only a day and a year apart it would be her turn in 2017!
I decided on a cabin in the woods. Specifically a little town called Nederland, just outside Boulder, Colorado.
To this day it is one of my favorite vacations EVER! I was SO relaxed there. The weather was perfect, the scenery was breathtaking, and the company was just right 🙂
I was rather obsessed with waterfalls (still am) on this trip, so pardon the waterfall overload in the photos.
Highlight of the trip was probably the incredible Fourth of July Trail in Eldora, CO. At just under 11,000 feet high the oxygen is a bit thin, and Katie ended up getting a bit sick. We had to take several breaks on the 6 mile hike to catch our breath. Even though the climb is moderate, the lack of oxygen makes it 10x harder!
We were also blessed with an ultra rare blood red sunset the first night we were there. It lit up a ridge-line next to our cabin and backlit this HUGE pine tree and I was able to get the most majestic photograph!!! It only lasted maybe 3-5 minutes though, but man was it one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen.