most memorable moment. 〰
once we made it to the rocky mountains in colorado, we drove nearly an hour to get to it's highest paved road, which happens to be the highest paved road in the US, trail ridge road. It reaches an elevation of 12,183 ft., and yes we definitely felt it. we were able to walk the meadows of the mountains and see the whole sweep of the rockies in all directions. I felt like I was in the scene of the sound of music.. cue the music. up so high, the evergreen forest came to a halt and we saw gigantic glacier-carved valleys, daunting peak summits, the loveliest wild flowers, and some wildlife (sorry jessica no bears). one for the books.