Travel Crested Butte, CO {A Little Slice of Heaven}

"On Earth, there is no Heaven...But there are pieces of it." - Jules Renard

Do you have a special place? You know...that place you've been to - not nearly often enough - that has branded itself on your soul. That place you visit in your thoughts when you're having a bad day. That place you dream of getting back to as soon as possible. That place you pray heaven is like...

Well, for me that place is Crested Butte, Colorado. Part small town, Part metropolitan area. A nature-lovers' paradise with skiing in the winter and hiking in the summer. Snow-covered mountains melting to provide river rapids... Paradise!

I was blessed to visit Crested Butte last month on a very special three-generational trip shared with my father and my oldest daughter.

My dad's condo in Crested Butte has the most AMAZING view of the mountain! One evening, my dad yelled downstairs to our bedroom telling us to come upstairs and take a look at the mountain! There was a light shining to the top peak of the mountain (a place we hike in the summer.) We aren't one-hundred percent sure, but it appeared that the mountain had a SnowCat parked on one of the slopes, perfectly positioned to shine a beacon of light on the beautifully, mysterious mountain. 

I took the first photograph seen below, starred at the mountain a few moments, and crawled back to bed...

About a half-hour later - probably 8:30 p.m. (hey, skiing makes me sleepy:) my dad came downstairs and told us to get back upstairs...

Out of nowhere, the most beautiful full moon had appeared! I was able to take the second photograph below. These images will serve as a mental reminder of my little slice of heaven (Mt. Crested Butte) until I am able to return.

To my dad...Thank you SO much for this trip! I will cherish the memories ALWAYS!!!!

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Watch my daughter learn to ski in Crested Butte, CO