The Beginning 8.6.15

Going into the night, I had no idea I would be spending my first night with the man I would plan on spending the rest of my life loving.

Our paths crossed and have become a shared path.  Though school and work have put us 1,500 miles apart, we have made the best of the time we have shared.  The distance ends on May 6th, 2016.

Despite the distance, we have shared incredible memories from duo kayaking and camping in the Royal Gorge in Cañon City, CO to GRiZ at Red Rocks in Morrison, CO.  While work took Cody to the west coast and I remained in eastern Colorado tied down by school and basketball, I became more thankful than ever for the technology of today which allows us to remain in touch as much as possible.  Our adventures together resumed whenever possible.  During breaks I headed to the west coast.  Our west coast adventures began by landing in San Francisco, driving across the Golden Gate Bridge to then exploring the beautiful beaches of Shelter Cove, Trinity Beach, and Patrick’s Point.  We stood among the towering Red Woods of Northern California in awe of the massive trees that have a presence that leaves you pondering how they came to be.  We then headed north to the breathtaking Burney Falls and back south to catch up with some friends and face one of Tahoe’s biggest snow storms of the year.  Another Cali adventure began with a night spent in the San Francisco airport followed by time spent on the magical farm in Humboldt County where Cody has called home for the past eight months and where I look forward to calling home in May.

Leaving is never easy but always leads to another hello.  We both anxiously look forward to continuing this journey together without having to say goodbye.  Until then, we cherish the memories and always are planning for more.  Together we plan to live this life unbound.

PC: Cody Connell            Burney Falls, CA20151218_160744

PC: Cody Connell      The farm, Humboldt County, CAheader

Duo kayaking the Arkansas River, Cañon City, COP1050969

PC: Cody Connell      Black Sands Beach, Shelter Cove, CA20151215_173801(0)

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