It’s been a long road getting here, but we’re finally settling in.
The almighty internet says that the distance between Stuttgart and our new home in the mountains is 5,096 miles. If only Delta and our plans made it so easy.
I don’t have numbers on Colette’s travels through Minnesota, but I did the nerd math STR-AMS-ATL-TPA, then driving Tampa-Houston-Denver, then the drive up here into the mountains – 7,263 miles. No wonder we needed some downtime to catch our breath.
After a few days in an extended stay hotel waiting for evacuations to lift from the Cameron Peak fire, and we were able to hightail it out of the city and get away from the germ-ridden COVID carriers.
Now we get to enjoy the mountains, the deer, and the sheer quiet as we settle in and hibernate for the winter.
We had a couple inches of snow yesterday, but only a dusting remains as the Colorado sun got us up into the high 20s today. You can bet that our updates for the next few months will be snow sports and nature, not much world travelling happening when we’re snowed in!
The retreat has a pretty cool weather site that shows what’s happening here, and even better – 2 live webcams that do daily timelapses – pretty sweet!
West Live Webcam | West Timelapse | Southeast Live Webcam | Southeast Timelapse

Office With A View

Office With A View
If you have to sit at your laptop, you might as well have a view like this!


Home Sweet Home

Home Sweet Home
There are worse places to spend the next year


Bear In The Yard

Bear In The Yard
We were warned that there were bears here!


Front and Center

Front and Center
A colorful mountain sunrise outside the greatroom windows.


Slow For Curves


I say remove the signs – and let the mountains sort out the weak links!


Speed Limit Non-Existent


The Cameron Peak Fire says there is no speed limit here!


Open The Lid

Open The Lid
A young deer sniffing around the hot tub.


Must. Taste.

Must. Taste.
This juvenile mule deer has to lick the hammer I left laying on the patio table to find any salt.


Powder Bits

Powder Bits
A dusting of snow covers the burn areas from the Cameron Peak fire. An amazing view to have right out your front window!