Personal Narrative Essay: A Trip To Colorado

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It was a beautiful Friday afternoon. The May weather was perfect, with a slight refreshing breeze. Excitement was in the air as we all prepared for the 23 hour drive to Colorado. This was going to be the trip of a life time for our family. This much awaited trip had everyone on the edge of their seats. The Thomas family loaded their white Ford Expedition, said a prayer, and headed down the road. The whole family felt like little kids again. We might have looked like hillbillies going down the road but, they didn’t appear to care. With seven people in an eight passenger vehicle, there’s not much room for luggage. So with a newly purchased trailer hitch cargo holder the family was back in business. Luggage was stacked up to the back …show more content…
The wind had died down and their spirits were renewed. Even three hours away, the mountain range was still astonishing. It was if the mountains had a mystery, just waiting to be discovered. As the miles counted down, they found themselves deeper and deeper in the Rocky Mountains. The mountains were majestic. Towering mounds of earth with a fresh blanket of snow. Evergreen trees lined halfway up the face of the mountains, as if their only purpose was to accent the wonder. It was extremely hard for driver to stay focused on the road. Often times pulling over just to absorb the view was safer. The adventurous side of the family began to take over. The excitement of just wanting to go explore, climb the mountains, become absorbed into the scenery as if they were a part of it became evident. One thing was for sure, it was going to be one exhilarating trip. The itinerary for the next day was to drive through Glenwood Canyon to Aspen, Colorado. The drive through Glenwood Canyon was epic. The colors of the canyon wall were picture perfect. Red, oranges, yellows all perfectly placed with in the rock to stimulate the mind. The stream flowing through the canyon was a perfect blue, a clear crisp blue. This canyon was majestic but the family was ready to explore even more. With the excitement of seeing new things they decided to head down the road toward …show more content…
The architecture of the buildings are incredible. There is a little white church in the center of a town. The church looked like it just came out of an old John Wayne movie. With stain glass windows, and a high rise steeple, the entire building was picture perfect. Aspen Town Hall was a mid-40s brick style building with white, towering pillars supporting the awning. This entire town looked like something you would see in the Andy Griffith Show. Full of excitement and wonder the family was still unable to quench the thirst for exploration. So by popular vote, the family decide to continue driving to Independence

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