It’s been officially two years since we’ve moved to the Pacific Northwest. We left all our friends and family to embark on a new journey with 18 month twins in tow and only one job. Fast forward, we are grateful we made the move looking back at all the life changes and places we have explored in the region. There is so much to see, and we have probably touched on ten percent.
For the 4th of July weekend, we decided to do a road trip to Mt. Baker Snoqualmie National Park area. With Covid, we felt like local trips within the state are the safest route for our family to get out and still maintain social distancing. The drive from Bellevue took us about 2 hours and 15 minutes with one stop at Dairy Queen. We can’t help but stop there on our road trips!
Every year for the past 4 years, my cousin’s and I have gotten together for an annual trip to connect and to spend an entire weekend together bonding. This year we all voted on Denver, CO. Since there’s a pretty good size group of us (9 + Parker), we all agreed to three components which includes a group tour, an outdoor activity and a brewery. We were able to check all the boxes in Denver.
Boulder is a beautiful city 30 miles outside of Denver, CO that is easily accessible by Uber for around $30-35 one way. We had four people in our car, so the per person split was worth it instead of taking a bus or renting a car for just a day trip. Since most of our trips are centered around good food, being active and shopping for things local to the area, we had a great time. We were able to do all that in Boulder in just one day.