Jun 20, 2010

Goodbye Tucson, Hello Boulder!!!

Waking up at 5am will never be easy, but today wasn't like other days. Today was the beginning of the best summer of my life. Nothing like 4 months of traveling and training to make up for a spoiled season.

I decided to take the longer, more scenic route to Boulder, Colorado. I passed through Flagstaff, Sedona, Moab, Vail, and Breckenridge. I literally drove through the Rockie Mountains. This 13 hour trip, which I did solo, was one of the best drives of my life. Beautiful scenery and plenty of time to consider the next 6 months of my life. On a side note, I was able to pack all my belonging in my car. It is a pretty satisfying feeling to have the ability to pack your life up in an afternoon and leave town. My roommate Steve put it best, "There is nothing like packing everything you own into your car and just pissing off for a few months."

Here are some photos from the trip. Keep checking this blog for plenty of updates. The next 5 weeks in Boulder will definitely be exciting.

Rolling through the Sedona area, not too far from the Grand Canyon

Amazing view of the red rocks

Heading into the Moab area

Moab was ridiculously beautiful. I need to stop there on the way back to Phoenix for a workout.

Into Colorado

View from I-70 was incredible, had to pull over a few times

The Colorado River

West bound highway was on top with raging white water rapids to my right

Near Vail, Colorado. I drove right over this mountain range.

Tunnels through the Mountains!!

Near Golden, awesome views from the pull offs

Cheers everyone!



  1. Boulder looks beautiful!! Have fun & be safe!

  2. Amazing scenery. Also amazing how much nicer the rest of the United States is compared to Cleveland haha! I guess the metroparks are nice once in awhile, but those mountains are just stunning.

    Good luck on your journey!