We didn’t know it when we left Georgia, but we would really miss seeing trees, kudzu, and the color green.
My wife (who grew up in Virginia) and I set out on an adventure exactly 3 years ago. We dropped everything to chase our Rocky Mountain dreams. In July 2017, we packed up our home into a U-Haul and planted some roots in Colorado.
Side note: If you’ve ever considered doing something similar… It was totally worth it!
Our home was located in the south end of Denver. We were a little under 6,000 ft in elevation, which gives you a nice view over Downtown Denver, and all the way to Rocky Mountain National Park (about a 2 hr drive away).
While the views were for miles, there was something obviously missing; trees.
Denver is setup in a grid, so not only are there no trees, you can also see down the road for miles. There’s no guessing what’s around the corner. It’s probably a mountain because you’ve been staring at it for miles (which never gets old).
It has been almost 3 years since I’ve been back to the South during the summer. I almost forgot what it was like when everything turned green again.
Welcome Back to the South
About two weeks ago, we completed our trek across the country to call North Carolina our new home. This time, we came back with our beautiful daughter (#GirlDad).
The drive through eastern Colorado and western Kansas is rough. It’s a lot of windmills and a ton of farm land.
It seems like it will never end… until you hit Topeka.
That’s when you first see the green. Trees line the highway, humidity hits, and you remember. You’re almost home.