by Savannah Raisor
About five years ago I moved from southern California to just south of Denver, Colorado. And let me tell you, it's been one of the biggest and best changes of my life. Here in Colorado, adventure is available on the daily. While Colorado is pretty well known for legalizing weed, some of us are on a different kind of high; a Rocky Mountain high. It's so easy to hit up some friends at 11:00 pm, and leave for a spontaneous sun-rise chasing adventure 5 hours later. I'm always the adventure assembler, so one time a group of 5 people were meeting on my driveway at 5:20 sharp to drive up to a mountain lake for sunrise. Well, next thing I know it's 5:21 and 5 of my friends are climbing through my window. After I got dressed and almost ran one of my friends over, unaware she was only half way in the car (I do not advise driving within 5 minutes of awakening), we made it to Echo Lake for a jaw dropping sunrise. It's so amazing that in a less than 2 hour drive we were buried in such beautiful mountainous surroundings. On our way home we stopped by a delicious waffle shop called Waffle Up, located just on the outskirts of Denver. An amazing thing about Colorado is all the amazing small business's. You don't have to look far for a great coffee shop. Corvus coffee is my personal favorite, and many other local places support them by brewing their coffee (ie. Waffle Up.) By 10:00am we had been to the mountains and the city, and were back at my place editing pictures, and preparing to head off to work. Living Rocky Mountain high is so wonderful and I wouldn't trade it for anything
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