A mouthful of a national park: BCGNP

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. That’s probably the wordiest of national parks. Black Canyon of the Gunnison is also given the award of having the 13th fewest visitors each year. Only 183,045 visited in 2014, vs. 10,099,276 to the most visited (Great Smoky Mountains).

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My soul’s albums

There is something exceptionally magical about an album you can listen to start to finish, no skips. I have certain albums that have followed me no matter where I go in my music-listening journeys. You know what I mean right? There are just some cds that you will never get over and you can just listen to over and over and over. Some of them are just unquestionably GREAT ALBUMS, while some are more speaking-to-my-soul type albums, but you can decide which is which if you listen to them all.

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Mount Rainier National Park!

After 2 visits and a whole lot of convincing, I finally got to Mount Rainier National Park. I had hoped to go during my March visit to Seattle, but bad weather stopped us from going. This time around, I made sure it was happening!!!! Despite some doubts about roads being open/the weather holding out, we trekked to the park early Saturday morning. I’m not gonna lie, I was pretty nervous, even that morning, that something was going to go wrong.

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The Emerald City, Round 2

I cannot say enough good things about Seattle. It is creeping towards the top of my list of favorite places to go. It’s just a neat city; relaxed enough but still very metropolitan, weather is just my speed (it’s not THAT rainy), tons of culture and interesting history and fun things to do… just a cool cool coooooool place.

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A few hours in Albuquerque

As mentioned in a previous balloon-focused post, my sister and I had to rearrange and changed our plans in New Mexico. We originally wanted to stay at balloon festival all day, but after some poor weather and a closer look at the day’s schedule, it didn’t seem promising. So instead, we spent exploring the city of Albuquerque!

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Albuquerque Hot Air Balloon Fiesta!

One of my favorite things about moving to Colorado is that I’ll be able to explore the western side of our country more. I spent just about all my life so far on the east coast, so this is just a great opportunity to see more of the USA. One place I wanted to see is our lovely southern sister state of New Mexico.

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October’s sounds

It’s November 1, so it’s time to share my first monthly playlist! I don’t know if it’s been properly expressed yet so I will say it: I love music very much. New bands and releases, old songs that my parents love, nostalgic music that are from all parts of my life, groups that I feel a personal connection to… I am into it allllllllllll.

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