I don't like goodbyes. I usually say "see you later". Colorado I will see you later. We are leaving for Nevada tomorrow. It appears there is quite a storm approaching including very cold air and the "s" word. Yes, that would be snow. We have stayed longer than years past.
It has been a full summer with many visitors, lots of forestry work and many unexpected adventures including an epic flood.
People ask me if I am sad to leave such beauty to go to Las Vegas of all places. My answer is we love it when we in Colorado and we love it when we are in Nevada. Our life is simpler in Nevada. It is time for us to regroup. We are able to pursue matters of the mind and body. The ranch is shut down and hibernates. BRC likes to say we get more done by leaving and coming back. If you had told me 10 years ago I would be spending my winters in the Las Vegas area I would have told you you were crazy. I have seen Las Vegas through BRC's eyes and found the outdoor life through my own. There is so much for the outdoor enthusiast including trails, Lake Meade, Mount Charleston including a ski hill an hour from the strip, Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon all within a days drive. I can be at the beach in 4 1/2 hours. We can fly to almost any destination in the World. Then there is the Strip with great restaurants, shows, shopping and people watching. What a fortunate human being I am.
So I say thank you to Colorado and all that I experience here. I say thank you to Nevada for all that I experience there. I will see you later.