crested butte, CO.

on july 21st, [J] & I set off on a sixteen day vacation road trip across the country, #LLontheBIGroad.

that same day we explored the state of south dakota and happened to get engaged. we set up camp during a hail storm in devils tower, WY.

received a history lesson at little bighorn battlefield, before embarking on the most amazing drive to yellowstone. then there were two of my favorite nights at yellowstone national park. a weekend with friends in salt lake city.

we spent our last night camping in estes park, CO. followed closely by a gorgeous hike just outside of denver, CO.

we were happy to unite with [J]’s family for the remainder of our trip. which happened to take place four hours west of denver. in the small town of gunnison, CO. amidst the mountains. we were there to attend a wedding.

crested butte // LLinaBC.com

crested butte // LLinaBC.com

crested butte // LLinaBC.com

crested butte // LLinaBC.com

crested butte // LLinaBC.com

crested butte // LLinaBC.com

crested butte // LLinaBC.com

before heading back to denver, we had to make a special trip to crested butte, CO. a quaint, beautiful town perfectly planted at the base of a mountain range. it was my favorite.

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crested butte // LLinaBC.com

crested butte // LLinaBC.com

crested butte // LLinaBC.com

crested butte // LLinaBC.com

crested butte // LLinaBC.com

crested butte // LLinaBC.com

crested butte // LLinaBC.com

crested butte // LLinaBC.com

crested butte // LLinaBC.com

this sunset.

we woke up the next morning, sad to say goodbye to our trip. but happy to be heading back home.

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[*editor’s note: it was 6AM. and I had not yet had my coffee. or the opportunity desire to meet any make up].

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until next time denver, colorado.

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  • hooleywithaz September 24, 2013 at 9:35 am

    you totally have me craving a road trip now…hard to convince a husband who road trips for a living to think of that as a vacation though! (p.s. just found your blog this past week and loving it. i am totally biased towards us midwestern bloggers of course!)

    • #LLinaBC September 24, 2013 at 12:42 pm

      bribe him with beautiful photos. a great playlist that can go on for hours. and his favorite treats to accompany him in the car. that’s what I’d do! thankkk you!! I’m biased towards us too 🙂 & good luck with the husband convincing! xo!

  • Jess September 24, 2013 at 10:30 am

    this might be the most action-packed road trip i’ve seen! congrats on the engagement (better late than never for me to offer congratulations) Also, the only thing I know about Crested Butte is that Heidi Montag is from there. So obviously it is the first place I would want to go in Colorado.

    • #LLinaBC September 24, 2013 at 1:04 pm

      oh my gosh, hahahaha ..I am so glad I’m not the only one who associated crested butte with heidi. it’s literally the only thing I knew about the town. but it was absolutely beautiful. there were sweet boutiques, restaurants, & bars scattered everywhere. those were just a bonus to the amazing scenery. & thank you jess!! xo!!

  • Diana Bockus September 24, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    Gorgeous photos!

    • #LLinaBC September 24, 2013 at 2:11 pm

      thank you diana!!