The Trip of “First’s”

My heart was racing, hardcore. The Dramamine clearly had not kicked in yet. The people were swarming all over the place, some looking very antsy, some tuned out listening to who knows what kind of music, all the while the kids in the background threw out a “MOM! DAD!” here and there. I was boarding a big jet plane and I couldn’t have been more excited or scared at the same time. The day I had waited several terribly long months for was finally here.

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Eight days in beautiful CO were absolutely the most perfect eight days I could have ever imagined. From the first moment off that plane waiting for half an hour for my lovely friend, Ryan, to a small walk up the mountains in sandals, terribly bad idea, and to the mini freak out session due to a 1% battery life all the while being SO lost I literally thought my life was over, nothing was able to put a damper on my trip.

Breakfast. Pizza. Beer. By far, the top three things consumed. Not mad about any of my food decisions. My trainer, probably has other thoughts…sorry, not sorry.

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People in CO are genuinely rather happy. (I feel that the obvious probably doesn’t have to be stated) Everywhere you go people are active, out to grab a drink or a bite with friends and the conversations are nothing like the boring old news you hear on the radio. People say “Hiiiii, have a nice run” to you as you are running on down the neighborhood street looking far from your best. The Colorado flag is flown with pride, everywhere. People are there because they want to be there.

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I can’t even begin to tell one how many new things I did on this trip. Being on my own during the day I had many hours to explore, talk to people but most of all I was able to enjoy brunch. I could eat brunch food ALL DAY LONG (and pizza…I’ve got a fully belly of it as I type. Whoops.).

The major day of “first’s” happened Saturday. Beginning bright and early, Ryan and I hit the road at 7:30. Two dozen donuts. Iced Coffee. Beer. Gatorade. Water. Protein Bars. The essentials, obviously. First stop, Boulder to tailgate. First time doing so. We just happened to demolish the rest of the clan in beer pong despite the fact that it was so early. Amazing. Next stop, New Belgium Brewery up in Fort Collins. This is basically all I ever wanted to do when planning this trip, really. 90 minute tour and a tasting session. Gahhhh, I could go on all day about it. Best part, besides the slide ride at the end, was the 15 min old Fat Tire that I tasted. I was in heaven. On the road again we went. By this point we are a wee bit exhausted given that it is now mid afternoon. Next stop, the Color Run back in Denver. Not exactly our brightest moment to attend this event, yet so much fun it was. We hated ourselves at the end. Let me rephrase that, our bodies hated us. It was the most perfect day in the whole entire world in the end.

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Traveling to Denver twice in the last five months has made me one happy gal. I could go on and on and on about how much this trip meant to me. But I’ll spare you all my excitement, happiness and love for Denver, the people, the food, the hot spots, its beauty and so much more. One day I will call it home, very soon.

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xoxx,
Nessa

The Trip of “First’s”

Wine. Travel. Cupcakes.

I’m sipping red wine. Cab Sauv to be exact. Secret, I don’t drink red wine. Insert comment: Never deny red wine during a wine tasting though. I have this phobia of my teeth becoming stained…I know, I know. I’ll stop.
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Last week I traveled to Denver, CO. I’m sure of it that without question I left my heart there. The place was stunning. Everything I wanted to do and see, happened. I was completely in awe at how nice the people were. The laid back lifestyle is exactly what I am all about. Did I mention that it is basically the beer capitol of the USA? You could say I tasted my fair share of local as well as non local beers. How could I not? My liver just loves me, I know.
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LITERALLY THE MOST PERFECT TRIP.

I must tell you I was beyond excited for my trip to Denver except I had to get one major thing out of the way first the day before leaving. I spent all week working on an event for a precious little girl. Celebrating a first birthday is a milestone in my book. Granted as a one year old you really have NO idea what is happening, it’s more of a party for the adults in attendance. The gramps and grams that get to pinch your cheeks and admire how cute you are while you just look at them like they are beyond crazy. I mean I think that is what happens. It’s what I observe at least.

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When asked to do this event, I immediately said YES. When I was told it was a peacock theme, I got even more excited. The ideas began spinning in my lil’ blonde haired head.

On the menu was a Pink Champagne Cake with Raspberry Buttercream Filling. Nutella filled Chocolate Cupcakes. Oreo Ball Bites.

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And thus I created what I thought was a super elegant, fun and adorable first birthday party treat.

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Traveling + Cupcakes. Two of my most favorite things in life. OH and now Voodoo Doughnuts…

xoxx

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Wine. Travel. Cupcakes.