We’ve just finished touching on how Colorado is the new place to be. Most of the time I hear people talk about Denver, Boulder, or maybe Colorado Springs. I had heard of Fort Collins before because I follow Heidi on all forms of social media, but I was also trekking to Denver with a lover of Fort Collins so a visit was in order. But I had to wonder: were there really a lot of things to do in Fort Collins? It is pretty much a straight shot north from Denver and if traffic is kind, it’s only about an hour away. You know I love my road trip stops and for (what I thought was) a smaller town, we had a full day there and I would go back next time I find myself driving through the area!
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that Denver has been voted time and time again as one of the best places to live in the United States. I’d by lying to you if I haven’t been on the bandwagon for the past couple of years, waxing poetic about this Colorado dreamland that I might someday move to. Then my grad school officemate from the very first day set about convincing me to move to Denver. Since that day, I’ve stayed at her family’s place twice (Hi, Becca!). So recently, I’ve been doing quite a bit of thinking about whether to put it on “the list” or not. I’ve written in the past that when I visit a place, my brain goes right to analyzing whether or not I would want to live there. Call it a case of itchy feet, a case of graduating in one month (exactly!), or a combination of the two…but that’s been the case for all of my travels in the past year. At least. So I thought it would be fun today to share what kind of questions I ask myself and see how Denver rank on the list.