Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Colorado, the land of our dreams.

Since the very beginning of our marriage Jonathon and I have had the goal of living in Colorado. We want to buy a chunk of land, build the home of our dreams and live there until we die. We love the mountains, the DRY air, the four seasons, the close proximity to our parents and the views. So far we've moved 4 times and none of those moves have taken us to Colorado...until now. We're finally getting close to living there!

We planned on taking a trip to Idaho Falls for the 4th of July this year so we decided we would drive and stop in Denver on the way there. We got to spend 1 lovely day looking at possible home sites and the other 2 enjoying Colorado. We met with our realtor so she could take us around to the pieces of land we had been looking at online. After a whole day of looking we finally found the PERFECT piece of land. It's in a charming little town called Conifer which is about 15 miles toward the foothills from Littleton. The views are breathtaking. AND because of the elevation there are not mosquitos and very few bugs to "bug" you!

What is so interesting about this particular piece of land is that we've actually been watching it on the market for about 2 and half years now. Jon and I have been searching for possible home sites for a long time and this one would always show up almost every time we did a search. We loved the views and the proximity to town but we didn't know just how perfect it was until we saw it in person. One of my specifications for living in the mountains was that I wanted to feel and look like I was tucked away but I still wanted to be able to get to civilization (i.e. grocery stores and shopping) within 5 miles. I also wanted to have the views of mountains without having to scale a mountain to get to our home. I'm happy to say that this site has ALL of my specifications!! We are only 4 miles from the grocery store but yet it feels like and sounds like we live in our own little corner of the world, quiet and cozy. And we have beautiful views but only have a drive a short distance to our place. We are ready to buy this land immediately but we know if it's still available when we are ready, this was meant for us.

This is a quaint little park in Evergreen, CO. (The next town over from Conifer) The weather was so PERFECT for us coming from the hot humid Texas heat. But the locals found it to be a little too hot. There was a Mom and here kids at this park and after they were there for about 5 minutes we overheard her tell her kids that they had to leave because it was too hot! We thought that was pretty funny. :)

Aren't the views just breathtaking?

This is part of the land we are interested in...

The gate to the entrance...

The view from about halfway to the top of the land.

The kids and I walking the land.

walking back down to the car.


Heather said...

How exciting Katie! That looks lovely! And I happen to share your love for Colorado! I will be so happy for you if/when it all works out!

Shy said...

Ditto what Heather said! Can wait to see how it all turns out!

Cammie said...

That looks gorgeous!
Have you seen pictures of the road in the winter? I'd love to see how it looks when it's snowed. I love snowy mountains.

Cristiane Evans said...

It's gorgeous Katie! Thanks for sharing the pictures, I love it.