#TravelBackThursday Rocky Mountain National Park and a Red Rocking Wedding

Hi everyone! Today we’re sharing a trip from July of 2016, to Colorado for Jordan’s brother Morgan and sister-in-law Jewels’ wedding!

Morgan and Jewels were married at the beautiful venue Red Rocks, just outside of Denver.

The wedding ceremony was gorgeous, and afterwards they provided tickets for everyone to attend the Avett Brothers’ concert at the amphitheater. They are huge Avett Brothers fans, and even snuck a photo with them in their wedding attire!

After the wedding festivities, Jordan and I took advantage of being close to Rocky Mountain National Park to do some hiking. We planned a quick two day trip out and back.

The first leg of our hike was to the Upper Ouzel Creek primitive campsite, about 3 miles in. Our plan was to set up a base camp, and then take a day pack up to Bluebird Lake.

The scenery was pretty spectacular.

After setting up camp, we threw on day packs with water and snacks and headed the additional three or four miles up to the lake. Even in July there was still some snow on the ground.

Heading back down

We spent the night at Upper Ouzel Creek, and then were up bright and early for the short hike back.

With a bit of time left to kill in Denver, we headed off to the Botanic Gardens for part of the afternoon. Jordan and I always enjoy visiting gardens and zoos when we travel, and this was no exception. The plants were significantly different than what we see at home in Texas, so we had a good time learning about the landscape of Colorado.

After that it was time to catch our flight home. We loved spending time with our family and were so happy to celebrate with Morgan and Jewels!

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