I went up to the mountains this weekend for a much needed escape from downtown Denver. Trips away from the chaos of city life make you fall in love with the state all over again. Unfortunately there were a few fires raging in the mountains so the second day of my trip it was extremely hazy. Hopefully they’ll be contained soon. I enjoy living in Denver but when I have guests, we’re usually in the mountains their whole visit. That’s truly what makes Colorado special.