Tuesday, October 26, 2010

I'm a Coloradan

Peeps, it's official, finally! I can call myself a true resident of Colorado.

I have...

... lived here for 365 days
... a Colorado drivers license with my mug on it
... the green and white mountain license plate
... a ski pass, also with my mug on it
... enjoyed all 4 seasons here

And gosh darn it, I've hiked a 14er! :)

Here are a few fun facts about Colorado (I got these from a page I tore out of a local magazine a while ago, sorry, but I don't remember the source):

  • Denver has the largest city park system in the nation with 205 parks in City limits and 20,000 acres of parks in the nearby mountains.
  • The 13th step of the state capital building in Denver is exactly 1 mile high above sea level.
  • Colfax Avenue in Denver is the longest continuous street in America. 
  • Katherine Lee Bates wrote "America the Beautiful" after being inspired by the view from Pike's Peak.
  • The highest suspension bridge in the world is over the Royal Gorge Bridge near Canyon City, it spans the Arkansas River at a height of 1,053 ft.
  • Colorado has more microbreweries per capita than any other state. 
  • Colorado has an estimated 54 peaks poking at 14,000 feet above sea level. 


  1. Congratulation on the "official" change in status. Please excuse my southern accent when i say this, but... WTF is a 14er!

    -Tar Heel Al

  2. Haha, nice accent. A 14er is a mountain that peaks above 14,000 ft. There are 54 in CO!

  3. Oh, I forgot to mention... we're part of the 303 now. Yup, we finally changed our phone numbers. We. Are. The. Shiznizz. Oh yeah, in the 303. :D


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