Durango, Colorado | Davenport Vacation

Oooone last hoorah before we start to get settled in Dallas and Jordan begin work. Earlier this summer, we were able to visit Nashville, Kentucky and the Smoky Mountains. We had been looking forward to our Telluride, Colorado wedding for months and months to find out that the Davenport family planned a vacation the week after it. This worked out perfectly for us, because after our wedding, we were able to spend one last week relaxing in the cool mountain air, taking some rugged adventurous trails and laughing every night over a card game of Moes. We needed it!

While the wedding was such a breathtaking adventure in itself, our whole stay in Colorado just took my breath away constantly. Is Colorado real? I mean…it’s BEAUTIFUL It was fun for us to spend some time in Telluride to see a different tourist town other than Durango, which we knew we already loved. We even got to stay in the neatest little cabin after the wedding. It displayed the American flag beautifully and was definitely used as a background during wedding photos!

 

The day after the Sadler wedding, we met Taylor and Coulton in downtown Telluride to take their “day after” photos. And ya know, if I were getting married in some place as beautiful as Telluride, I’d sure the heck want “day after” pictures myself! There are TOO many beautiful places to take pictures that it’s almost hard to comprehend! So during this time, Coulton and Taylor kind of became our tour guides as we walked around downtown and even took the gandala ride to the top of one of the mountains to take some pretty epic pictures. This truly was so much fun for us, because we wouldn’t have known any of the little fun facts about Telluride (okay, besides Jordan’s Wikipedia lessons) had it not been for them sharing with us!

After their session, we met up with the Davenports in Telluride for some lunch and good shopping. The rest of the week we dove into intense card games of Moes, enjoyed some cool rainy days, spent a day exploring the Mesa Grande cave dwellings, some more shopping and sight-seeing.

I’m one of those people who finds more energy on rainy days. Add coolness to the mix, and I’m a happy camper bundled in sweats and a blanket by the fire. This was me a few times during the week, because the weather was surprisingly cooler than we expected. Thankful for Stephanie and Taylor who lent me their jacket and boots! ;-)

One evening in particular we sat out on the back deck and painted canvases (or rocks if you're Jordan) while Craig, Jenna and Jordan (when he wasn't painting a rock) took turns photographing hummingbirds. If you look closely, you'll notice something a little silly about the green hummingbird.. ;-)

As Jordan and I set off for our 14-hour trek back to Dallas, we commented on what a whirlwind of a summer it’s been. So very memorable and fun but probably not the most common of summers we’ll have. And for that, it makes me so thankful for such an adventurous summer!  

Now…back to sending galleries, answering emails, learning albums, submitting for publication, and a few other organizational goals for the business before I start work in August! Oh, and probably laying by the pool and getting some margs and soy chais with some friends in Dallas. I’ve still got some summer to make the best of! ;-)