Downtown Frisco, CO. Can you see the mountain in the picture? It's hiding in the snow, but it's there!
It was snowing like crazy as I was driving! Luckily I left about two hours prior to my first visit to make sure I didn't feel rushed, and I made it there exactly on time! My colleague was out at the same schools the prior week, and she got snowed in for a day when they closed down the roads back to Denver! So I guess I don't have anything to complain about. I visited a lot of high schools on my trip, and I really loved seeing how the schools are set-up; they are all so different! I visited one that was a bunch of house-like buildings on a small campus, another one that lets students paint murals on the inside walls, and a handful that are surrounded my mountains. I snapped a few photos here and there, but with young teens floating all around, I felt a tad like the creepy lady with the camera!
I found these banners encouraging students to embody their school mascot, a demon, ironic.
The Guidance Counselor's son is an Olympic athlete! We are in Aspen, folks.
For the majority of the week I stayed in Glenwood Springs, CO which is nestled in Glenwood Canyon. It's such a beautiful community! I could see Andy and I moving there some day when we've had enough of the city life. I stayed in a place I found on airbnb.com. I rented a room in the home of a very kind and extremely interesting woman, Ann. I loved having a kitchen to cook meals and a comfortable home to come back to. Ann's company was wonderful as well; we enjoyed a hike within the first hour of me arriving, cooked a meal together one of the nights, and had some great conversations. And check out the location of the house! I mean, is this real??
Look, Dad! A train!
Ann's super friendly and playful dog, Uley. He chased that stick all the way into the river and back...about a dozen times!
My room for the week. That bed was unbelievably comfortable.