Colorado Rockies / by Loren Wheeler

Kristyl Heineken and I took a road trip to Colorado Springs to Ashland, OR on Dec. 22, to surprise her mom for the holidays. On the way we broke down in Wyoming, experienced Christmas miracles, found camaraderie and creativity abounding as we adventured and explored together, found friends, made new ones, experienced many natural environments of varying qualities, textures, and shades. A video is in the works from our trip: we were filming much of the time and captured some gorgeous and dynamos scenery. Here is a photo sample of what we saw: