Happy Monday, friends! This past Sunday, my sister-in-law and I decided to try our hand at a day date in the tiny mountain town of Evergreen, Colorado. Evergreen is about 40 minutes away from us, and we pass the exit every time we head to the mountains. I’ve been wanting to check the area out pretty much ever since we moved here, and Sunday seemed like the perfect opportunity.
Kate and I started the day by hiking in Elk Meadow, which was really beautiful and just the right level of difficulty (which is to say not much) that we were looking for. There are a few different loops that make up this hike, so if you’re doing it, it’s best to figure out the trail you want to follow ahead of time. We did not do this, of course, but we did run into some very nice fellow hikers along the way, who were more than happy to let us know we were on the right path back to the parking lot. All-in-all we hiked about three miles and got some glorious views of the meadow in all its snowy glory.
After the hike we headed into the tiny and adorable town to have lunch (and humongous margaritas because hey, we earned it!) at Maya’s Cantina & Grill. Fish tacos and veggie fajitas were just the thing we needed before heading off to our final activity of the day — ice skating (one of my all-time favorites!) at the Evergreen Lake House.
^^ Chris bought me these ice skates about nine years ago when my obsession with ice skating at Bryant Park was an all-time high. It’s been a while since I’ve used them, but it sure was nice to dust ’em off and take ’em for a spin!
And that was our girlfriends’ day date in Evergreen in a nutshell, my friends. It was exactly the break I needed, and I’m so glad we got the chance to make it happen!
Next week we’re off to New York to MEET MY SISTER’S NEW BABY! I’m excited, in case you can’t tell. Then another friend and I are heading to Nashville for a little Momma’s getaway (who am I, anyway?!) at the end of April. So far 2019 has been filled with lots of fun and family and travel and festivities, and it doesn’t look like it’s stopping any time soon.
For that, I am incredibly grateful.
Bis bald, friends!