Austin and I went to Southwestern Colorado earlier this year to get away. I took my 35mm camera with me of course!
Around the same time last year, Austin and I took a quick trip through Aspen and the sand dunes. This year, we drove to Durango (without the dogs) through Buena Vista and Pagosa Springs. Austin listens to a song by C.W. McCall called “Wolf Creek Pass” that mentions Pagosa Springs, so it was fun to actually drive through it :). The entire drive is stunning. I love the different landscapes and scenery we get to see in Colorado! These are all shot with my 35mm film camera on Kodak Portra 400, which I love for landscapes, and scanned by The Find Lab.
Austin loves trains! When we went to Scotland in 2018, we took the Jacobite train (the Harry Potter train). Tip: even in non covid times, masks keep you warm when it’s cold :).
We were in the open air train which was awesome! It wasn’t terribly cold, and we weren’t trapped with a ton of people without fresh air #covid. Since the train turns around, it doesn’t really matter what side you’re on. Either bench you’re sitting on will get you these views.
We also went to Mesa Verde to see cliff dwellings! The history here is so freaking cool. People literally lived here! This is part of history that we don’t hear much about and that we should definitely learn more about. The way people built these dwellings, lived close to their family units, and were SUPER self-sufficient is really cool to think about.
LITERALLY THE COOLEST!
Mesa Verde also has very beautiful trails!
On the way back to Denver, we took the “Million Dollar Highway” through Ouray. I definitely understand why Ouray is called the Switzerland of the America. Seeing a town with the mountains behind is stunning and makes you feel small.
One day I’d love to go back and explore the San Juans and go to Telluride! I loved our little trip!