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Hold onto your nice, probably well-knit socks everyone… the Pumpkin Games of 2012.

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Cabin Fever!!

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Hey there everyone!

Today I need to speak about a very serious and real issue that occurs when you move.  This post will be most relevant for individuals who move from one city to another, rather than within the same city and/or community.  Additionally, I guess this post could really help anyone who is just looking for another way to meet people or to find a new social scene.

I’m talking about getting the heck out of your house and meeting new people!  After days of organizing, cleaning, sleeping for unnecessarily long periods of time, and watching the cats run and slide all over the hard wood floor – it’s time to break out of your shell and leave the house!  Otherwise you start doing things like this:

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And let’s face it.  People judge this kind of behavior.  Harshly.  After these types of things no one really looks at you the same.  They might say they do… but do you really believe that?  I mean really?

But alas!  How can you avoid this type of ridiculousness when you are in a new place?  When the Big Z and I moved here we knew exactly no people.  That was two weeks ago… and today I am happy to report that we still know exactly no people, but that we did meet some nice people last night whom we’d like to get to know better!  We went to our first Denver meetup, and boy did we luck out!

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“The mountains are calling and I must go.” John Muir

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Hey there!

I hope you had a fantastic weekend!  Here in Denver we’re still settling in and adjusting to our new surroundings… so what is a new Denver-ite to do their first official weekend in the city?

LEAVE… and head to the mountains where the Earth and sky meet… and where nature’s call certainly emanates from.  Well we did just that!

With a short pit stop to pick up left behind shoes and mail, we headed south to Colorado Springs and then on to Pike’s Peak!

For those of you reading from afar, Pike’s Peak stands tall and proud in the Colorado Springs skyline.  It is very obviously the highest mountain you can see from our friend’s front porch, but believe it or not, it is only the 31st tallest mountain in Colorado!  It stands at a whopping 14,110 ft, and is one of the famed 14-ers.  Luckily, because the Big Z and I have yet to start our exercise regime that will prep us for actually climbing (aka slowly hiking) these giants, there is a beautiful road that leads to the top.  It was a fantastic and gorgeous trip to the top with some unexpectedly breath taking views… and of course the obligatory hand-clutching-door-as-if-that-could-stop-the-car-from-plunging-off-the-side-of-the-mountain moments.

For some reason that I cannot even begin to fabricate, I did not remember to bring my camera… and so the pictures are minimal and taken by my phone camera, but they turned out okay.  Feel free to take a peak (hahahaha – pun and incorrect spelling intended!) and let me know what you think!  Could you climb a 14-er?  What are your favorite mountain trails?  Secret nature spots?

Check out the fantastic (wink wink) pictures below the cut!

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