Day Seventy-Three


After a recent summer trip to Northern Minnesota my husband and I decided that we were ready to relocate. Maybe I hadn’t brought him up there before because I had a sense that he would fall immediately in love with the rolling hills, wide open spaces and big beautiful lakes. Maybe I also didn’t bring him there because I knew that it wouldn’t take me much convincing to leave Denver. I have a lot of history here and a lot of my memories, though fuzzy, are quite painful.

Both Dave and I were raised in the suburbs of Denver, both of us spent time living near downtown in an area called Capitol Hill in our 20’s. I think we both even might have briefly loved living in the chaos of the city, though unsafe, there’s something about it that pulls you when you’re young.  We did that, lived through it, hell we even lived through a year in Phoenix.  I think what we discovered is that while we may like the convenience a large city affords, there are weekends we’re both so tired of people that we hole up in our home and hide away from the traffic, hubbub and noise of it all. For us, it’s just too much noise, too much traffic, too many people, too much chaos, too many distant interactions with people we don’t know, will never know.

We’ve had many conversations about leaving Denver, leaving the big-city life. We won’t do it unless we can somehow convince our families (come on guys) to come with us this time, and this time we’ll be heading somewhere we can find space, quiet and live among those rolling hills.  Until then we’ll head out of the city every damn chance we get, even if it’s just to drive up and down dirt roads on Saturday afternoons…

This pic is a photo of my dream space, humble, but to me, it’s damn near perfect…

Taken with my Canon 6D, EF 24-105mm lens, Manual settings at 1/100s, f13, ISO 100 (tripod and clicker)

“Good things come to those who believe, better things come to those who are patient, and the best things come to those who don’t give up.” unknown

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