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Hello, September! The leaves are falling and the weather is (sometimes) cooler. I have a stack of spooky stories ready to be read. I am so, so ready for fall! ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ‚ย Who’s with me?

I feel like this should start with, “Last time on “in Photos…” At the end ofย July in Photos my friend and I had arrived in Nebraska for a stop on our way from Wisconsin to Colorado with a dog and three horses.

I’ll be honest with you: other than gorgeous views of the sky, I wasn’t all that into our drive through Nebraska. I woke up the next morning ready to get on the road and head to Colorado. We woke up after a night spent in the horse trailer and my friend went off to do horse chores. I had left my water bottle in the truck, so I started to get out of the horse trailer to get it when I was greeted with this view.

August in photos: a getaway to Colorado and a slow end to the month. Also: a recap of posts from the month. // dreams-etc.com

“Nebraska, you’re pretty!” I thought as I stepped back into the trailer to grab my phone for this photo.

August in photos: a getaway to Colorado and a slow end to the month. Also: a recap of posts from the month. // dreams-etc.com

Miss Sophie was watching her human get ready to load the horses and hit the road.

August in photos: a getaway to Colorado and a slow end to the month. Also: a recap of posts from the month. // dreams-etc.com

August in photos: a getaway to Colorado and a slow end to the month. Also: a recap of posts from the month. // dreams-etc.com

On our way from Nebraska to Colorado I tried to convince my friend that we should get goats and open up a goat yoga studio. She’s not on board yet, but here’s hoping! After getting settled in at our new home for the next two weeks we went to a late dinner at the Historic Johnson’s Corner. The food was just okay.

August in photos: a getaway to Colorado and a slow end to the month. Also: a recap of posts from the month. // dreams-etc.com

But the cookie we split after was delicious and the donuts also looked really good!

August in photos: a getaway to Colorado and a slow end to the month. Also: a recap of posts from the month. // dreams-etc.com

August in photos: a getaway to Colorado and a slow end to the month. Also: a recap of posts from the month. // dreams-etc.com

I spent days hanging out with Miss Sophie in the horse trailer and taking in this view.

August in photos: a getaway to Colorado and a slow end to the month. Also: a recap of posts from the month. // dreams-etc.com

I also got to hang out with this little … well, not so little … lady. PS – shortly after I snapped this photo I pulled out my phone to take another one. I mean, she’s such a beautiful subject for photos. And she moved behind the trailer. Yep, you read that right, she moved behind the trailer. I guess she doesn’t want to be famous?

August in photos: a getaway to Colorado and a slow end to the month. Also: a recap of posts from the month. // dreams-etc.com

We went out for dinner with a friend to celebrate B’s birthday and I passed on my usual salad before the meal at an Italian restaurant to try this soup. It was delicious!

August in photos: a getaway to Colorado and a slow end to the month. Also: a recap of posts from the month. // dreams-etc.com

August in photos: a getaway to Colorado and a slow end to the month. Also: a recap of posts from the month. // dreams-etc.com

Working in the horse trailer each day meant two things: 1) Diffusing orange and wintergreen, which I LOVED!; and 2) Sometimes trying to fight with this lady for table space.

August in photos: a getaway to Colorado and a slow end to the month. Also: a recap of posts from the month. // dreams-etc.com

One night we went out for dinner with friends and as I sipped on this margarita, my friend and I reminisced on my first trip out of the country. We went to London my senior year of high school for spring break and I had my first strawberry daiquiri while we were there.

August in photos: a getaway to Colorado and a slow end to the month. Also: a recap of posts from the month. // dreams-etc.com

It rained pretty much every day.

August in photos: a getaway to Colorado and a slow end to the month. Also: a recap of posts from the month. // dreams-etc.com

But we still got to hang out with lots of animals.

August in photos: a getaway to Colorado and a slow end to the month. Also: a recap of posts from the month. // dreams-etc.com

We got out to explore one day, so we went to Estes Park. Once I heard the Stanley Hotel — the hotel that inspired The Shining — was there, I knew I had to go. We got coffee at the coffee shop there. And yes, I picked up a copy of the book. (PS – the lipstick I’m wearing in the photo below is Urban Decay’s liquid lipstick in ZZ and I love it! It’s comfy and it didn’t transfer onto my coffee cup.)

August in photos: a getaway to Colorado and a slow end to the month. Also: a recap of posts from the month. // dreams-etc.com

August in photos: a getaway to Colorado and a slow end to the month. Also: a recap of posts from the month. // dreams-etc.com

After we toured the grounds, we stopped at a visitor center and decided to drive through Rocky Mountain National Park. It started to rain as we entered the park, so our views were overcast, but it was fun to get out and explore. And it was still so beautiful!

August in photos: a getaway to Colorado and a slow end to the month. Also: a recap of posts from the month. // dreams-etc.com

August in photos: a getaway to Colorado and a slow end to the month. Also: a recap of posts from the month. // dreams-etc.com

August in photos: a getaway to Colorado and a slow end to the month. Also: a recap of posts from the month. // dreams-etc.com

I kind of miss my little workspace in the horse trailer. (PS – computer sleeve ย | ย water bottle)

August in photos: a getaway to Colorado and a slow end to the month. Also: a recap of posts from the month. // dreams-etc.com

On our last full day in Colorado we stopped at A&W for lunch and these root beer floats really hit the spot!

August in photos: a getaway to Colorado and a slow end to the month. Also: a recap of posts from the month. // dreams-etc.com

When we’re on the road, we put things in the sink so that they don’t fall. (PS – the best diffuser ever.)

August in photos: a getaway to Colorado and a slow end to the month. Also: a recap of posts from the month. // dreams-etc.com

August in photos: a getaway to Colorado and a slow end to the month. Also: a recap of posts from the month. // dreams-etc.com

And our adventure to Colorado was over. It was kind of sad to return home, but it was nice to be surrounded by greenery and my deer again.

August in photos: a getaway to Colorado and a slow end to the month. Also: a recap of posts from the month. // dreams-etc.com

And, Little One, of course. I missed her so much and she is the best at welcoming people home! A few days after I returned home she had a grooming appointment and became a naked puppy. Look at how hairless she looks!!!

August in photos: a getaway to Colorado and a slow end to the month. Also: a recap of posts from the month. // dreams-etc.com

August in photos: a getaway to Colorado and a slow end to the month. Also: a recap of posts from the month. // dreams-etc.com

One night it was past her bedtime. Usually at that point we’re in my room and the lights are dim, but I was watching a TV show, so we stayed in the living room. When I was ready to go to bed I looked over at her and she was hiding between the pillows! ๐Ÿ’™

August in photos: a getaway to Colorado and a slow end to the month. Also: a recap of posts from the month. // dreams-etc.com

My niece and nephew started school for the year, so I helped them make some sushi for their lunches.

August in photos: a getaway to Colorado and a slow end to the month. Also: a recap of posts from the month. // dreams-etc.com

August in photos: a getaway to Colorado and a slow end to the month. Also: a recap of posts from the month. // dreams-etc.com

August in photos: a getaway to Colorado and a slow end to the month. Also: a recap of posts from the month. // dreams-etc.com

August in photos: a getaway to Colorado and a slow end to the month. Also: a recap of posts from the month. // dreams-etc.com

I put on a sweatshirt and realized I hadn’t worn it since I came home from Colorado when I found this rope from a hay bale in the pocket.

August in photos: a getaway to Colorado and a slow end to the month. Also: a recap of posts from the month. // dreams-etc.com

August in photos: a getaway to Colorado and a slow end to the month. Also: a recap of posts from the month. // dreams-etc.com

After her first week of school was done my niece and I decided to visit my brother. We took Little One along, of course!

August in photos: a getaway to Colorado and a slow end to the month. Also: a recap of posts from the month. // dreams-etc.com

I found out that my niece hadn’t heard of Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, so we watched It Takes Two. It was a rainy day, so one movie led to another and we also ended up watching The Parent Trap. It’s been so long since I watched it and I forgot how much I love that movie!

August in photos: a getaway to Colorado and a slow end to the month. Also: a recap of posts from the month. // dreams-etc.com

August in photos: a getaway to Colorado and a slow end to the month. Also: a recap of posts from the month. // dreams-etc.com

Little One made sure she wasn’t left behind when it was time to leave. (PS – I love this camera sleeve!)

And apparently that’s where I stopped taking photos in August. There were only a few days left and it was an uneventful week.

What did you do in August? I’d love to hear what adventures you had throughout the month! Let me know in the comments below.

 

I actually put up some blog posts throughout the month! In case you missed any, here’s a little recap:

>>ย July in Photos

>> Books I Read from February through July & You Should Read Them If…

>> The Perfect Itinerary for Your Two-Day Visit to Ottawa

>> Essential Oils // A Day in the Life

>> Summer Road Trip // Colorado or Bust

>> What Provides Creative Inspiration For You & How Can You Tap Into That When Creative Inspiration Runs Dry?

>> Book Review // The Girl With Kaleidoscope Eyes by David Handler

>> Love Others + a Few Summer Faves

August in photos: a getaway to Colorado and a slow end to the month. Also: a recap of posts from the month. // dreams-etc.com