Wednesday morning we left Yellowstone National Park and drove through the Grand Tetons and all through the Wyoming wilderness. It took us much longer than expected due to road construction but we got to see some pretty amazing things along the way. The best part was the short distance between Dubois and Crowheart, where large red mountains sprawled across the land. Other than that, there wasn’t much. We made it to Cheyenne, Wyoming at about 8pm, where we grabbed a hotel and finally got a shower and some sleep.
The next day, we drove the rest of the way to Denver, got lost around the city, then retreated to a family friend’s home in Castle Rock. It is so nice to have some familiar faces in an otherwise big and unfamiliar city! We are getting the hang of things, though. Connor and I have been job hunting like crazy, and our luck has been pretty good so far. So, even though much of my extended family does not know, it is kind of official that we are moving here. Things happened extremely fast, so I feel bad for not even having time to tell it to our families. Seriously, who am I?! Flying by the seat of our pants over here.
So far, we haven’t had any problems with altitude sickness, like I had on previous visits to Colorado. We are very lucky that we made the trip to Yellowstone before, where some areas get up to 10,000 feet above sea level. We did have some sleepy days there. Where we are staying now, the elevation ranges from 6,000-7,000 feet. We have mostly been trying to stay hydrated and keep our skin moisturized. Each night we have had some pretty cool lightning storms to watch, too. I dig it!
ALSO, happy birthday to my daddy! He is getting up there in age (49 today) but still has so much youth in his heart! I had such a good time adventuring with him in Yellowstone. He is an animal and nature lover, so it was fun to see him in his element while we were there. Dad, I hope you have an amazing day!