The 2 Mountain Towns You Need To Visit In Boulder
The 2 Mountain Towns You Need To Visit In Boulder. First of all, I want to proclaim my love for the great state of Colorado. It’s truly a gem for so many reasons: the heat is dry (not humid), you can live RIGHT up or INSIDE alongside those Rocky Mountains and the “typical” lifestyle is a healthy one.
I’ve mentioned my lifestyle change in blog posts before, taking control of my eating, exercise and spiritual practices has been a priority for me since the beginning of this year. The visit to Boulder couldn’t have been better timing — immersed in a city that radiates wholistic style. It was so fun to explore and see most everyone naturally committing themselves to their well being.
Colorado, Portland, Seattle and San Diego are cities on my mind. If I weren’t in Chicago, one of those cities would suit. Other than San Diego, I’d never been anywhere else. San Diego = love (but WOAH, it’s expensive), I hear Portland and Seattle both have GROWING fashion scenes = definitely need to check them out, but now Boulder = I can SO see you in my future.
While I was in CO last week, I stayed in Boulder, and traveled to two mountain towns: Nederland and Estes Park. Nederland is the home of Frozen Dead Guy Days. Yes, you read correctly: Frozen Dead Guy Days.
Q: What the … are Frozen Dead Guy Days?
A: It’s a festival complete with 30 live bands, “coffin” races, and events like costumed polar plunges.
Q: Okay, okay, so that makes sense — but WHY do we celebrate FDGDs?
A: Basically a man named Bredo Morstol, who was found left in a shed, frozen (in dry ice) after death.
… So it’s safe to say I’ll be back in March to experience THAT. While I was in Nederland, though, my favorite part? I bought geodes: amethyst and blue calcite. The spirituality part of my life is shining through these babes =)
The second town I visited was called Estes Park, an adorable little town about 40 miles from downtown Boulder. Weaving in and out of the mountains to get there was mind boggling.
Estes Park was Sunday’s visit and my cousin and I went for a Zentangle class. Q: What is Zentangle? A: “It’s an easy to learn method of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns. It is a fascinating new art form that is fun and relaxing. It increases focus and creativity.” What Dee and I did though, was what the instructor called, “Gemtangle.” We dew Gems! It’s extremely meditative and I learned I’m pretty darn good at shading. Check it out: