Wednesday, August 31, 2011

A Rocky Mountain High

How many of us have taken a  vacation,
and discovered that we were busier than 
when we're normally at home?

Usually we're going from here to there, 
checking off the list of exciting new places to explore,
and then dropping into hotel bed exhausted trying to
replenish our energy to do it all over again tomorrow.

I've been on vacation.
But unlike the usual scenario, I had
no lists,
nothing preplanned,
no obligations.
Could this be a real vacation?

I tagged along with Ed to the 
western slope, staying in 

Ouray, Colorado
 Telluride, Colorado.

 Ed went off each day to do his yearly
evaluation of some mine tailing sites.
Fortunately, he didn't ask me to go
help in his reclamation work.

Instead it gave me time to do my own
Restoring my energy,

restoring my inspiration

restoring my creativity.

 I hiked, shopped a bit, and
cleared my head with that clean mountain air.

I had brought along several hand projects.
Some got worked on, others didn't.
But it didn't matter.
I was on vacation.
Until Next Time-


  1. Can't wait to hear more!! Welcome back!

  2. Sounds so nice! It's so pretty there I think we might have to visit sometime :)

  3. What a lovely picture of you Kyle! We're heading to Telluride/Ouray/Aspen in the next few days. We'll see how much I can replenish and rejuvinate my creativity while there :).

  4. I want to go there.