I Love Colorado

If you’ve been following along at home, you know that Amy and I disconnect once a quarter for a week (we call this “Qx vacation.”)  Usually we go away – someplace warm when it’s cold in Colorado and someplace in Europe the rest of the time.  For Q2 vacation, we decided to hang out at our place in Keystone.

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That’s the view from our living room.  I left the big 40’ pine trees in the picture just for perspective.  While we had a nice week, it was more of a “break” than an “off the grid disconnect.”  For some reason I had difficulty completely disconnecting (maybe it was because there were too many fun things going on in my world last week.)  I did get some amazing runs in – that little white dot below is me heading off into the mountains.

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We also got to know our new Golden Retriever named Brooks.

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We’ve decided Keystone is a great place to take a break, but isn’t some place we can do Qx vacations.  Paris, Rome, and Barcelona – here we come.  That said, as I sit here on my chair in Keystone in a post run bliss while watching Nadal and Federer battle it out, I love Colorado.

  • http://www.jessica-thoughts.blogspot.com Jessica

    Well, you weren’t completely off the grid. I got an out-of-the-office email auto-response from you a few days ago saying you were on vacation, and ten minutes later you replied to my email. :) I don’t know about you, but one of the “fun things” (hopefully it was one of the “fun things”) you did last week changed my life!

  • http://zerologic.com Michael Sitarzewski

    Well said Brad. Today, my son and I took what was supposed to be a two hour trip to the mountains. We ended up driving the I70/470/285/Fairplay/Breck/I70 loop and arrived home about six hours later than planned. It was amazing.

  • http://www.spencertrask.com cassel shapiro

    I enjoy your blog, like Keystone and love skiing A-Basin. Saw you posted a dogster profile, I wanted to refer you to http://www.petsincommon.com, a startup seeking to build a portal around pet enthusiasm and owner interaction. Neither myself nor my firm are involved though the founders are my friends. worth a look, some unique layout and functionality, and, obviously, they are looking for capital!… Best, Cassel

  • http://www.yourindividualbrand.com David Sandusky

    As a CO native, I appreciate this post, Brad. It is good to get away, even from things you love. My wife and I just returned from San Diego – it was GREAT to get some surfing in La Jolla and Oceanside, but it is even better to be home in CO and back to our businesses!!!