Remember our post about New Orleans? Something life-changing happened in that town, although we didn't know it at the time. At the NOLA United Way conference in February , Justin met some folks from Mile High United Way in Denver. That connection would eventually lead to a job offer and an opportunity we couldn't refuse. Although it would be hard to leave our family and friends, we felt a strong pull towards the west. There is so much to explore and so many places we've always wanted to visit. Living in Denver would suit our outdoor lifestyle, and be a perfect home base to explore the western U.S.
sold almost everything we owned, had a going-away party, packed up the Airstream and headed to Denver. All this happened in the span of one month! It was hard. It was stressful. It was an emotional rollercoaster. But it was also exciting! While we had never visited Denver (or Colorado for that matter), and didn't know anyone out there, we could tell it would be the type of place we would enjoy. The outdoorsy lifestyle, mountains, culture and entertainment, the proximity to numerous National Parks... it all sounded amazing.
We'll detail the amazing state parks we camped at along our journey in the the upcoming posts. Stay tuned!