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Postcard from Georgetown, CO

Towns like this are the reason I moved to Colorado.

To be able to hop in my car, head west and suddenly be engulfed in mountains on all sides — to take a right exit and be cruising with the windows down through a Rocky Mountain town filled with alpine trees and a sparkling lake and a candy shop.

Meet Georgetown: a little less than an hour’s drive from Denver & with enough fresh air to make your head spin. I spent a few hours wandering around last week while Colorado was having an unusually warm streak (72F & sunny in January — I’ll take it!) and couldn’t help but capture a bit of the town’s charm while I was there.
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23 Comments

  • Reply shmamyhopf

    oh my gosh the baby on ice. also love the pix of fences.

    February 9, 2015 at 10:04 am
    • Reply Kristen

      I was concerned for his safety. Xo fence pics

      February 9, 2015 at 11:10 am
      • Reply shmamyhopf

        honestly who doesnt love fence pictures. something’s wrong with you if you dont love pix of fences.

        February 13, 2015 at 9:52 am
        • Reply Kristen

          That’s actually my life motto. “Something’s wrong w u if u dont luv pix of fences” is actually tattooed on my body.

          February 13, 2015 at 10:50 am
  • Reply Eagle-Eyed Editor

    Ahhhhh. Wonderful photos — that’s definitely the type of place I’d like to visit.

    Somebody’s got an impressive woodpile there — bet those Colorado winters get pretty fierce!

    February 9, 2015 at 10:35 am
    • Reply Kristen

      I’m sure it gets pretty cold in the mountains! But this week in the Denver area it’s in the 60s :$

      February 9, 2015 at 11:11 am
      • Reply Eagle-Eyed Editor

        Same here in the DC area. Mind blown — usually we’re in the low teens this time of year!

        February 9, 2015 at 2:28 pm
        • Reply Kristen

          Yep I’m from Philly so I am welcoming the warm Colorado temperatures with open arms!

          February 9, 2015 at 11:06 pm
  • Reply robrockies

    Beautiful photos! I love towns like this! 🙂

    February 9, 2015 at 12:48 pm
    • Reply Kristen

      Me too! Such a fun surprise!

      February 9, 2015 at 11:02 pm
  • Reply Moani Hood

    I loved driving through all the towns when we drove up to Vail from Colorado Springs. I had never seen any towns like them. So cute, and with snow in the background, it was awesome.

    February 10, 2015 at 10:00 pm
    • Reply Kristen

      I had never seen anything like it before either! So adorable!

      February 10, 2015 at 10:23 pm
  • Reply Mons

    Wow, amazing photos!

    February 25, 2015 at 4:51 am
  • Reply Isabel

    Wow, so great! It’s so pintoresque and cute. I’m glad to see you’re having a great time 🙂

    March 2, 2015 at 2:50 pm
  • Reply smackedpentax

    Beautiful photoset…I love mountains and it looks like an amazing place to live 🙂

    March 9, 2015 at 8:33 pm
    • Reply Kristen

      Well thank you very much! Agreed — it was beautiful!

      March 9, 2015 at 8:38 pm
  • Reply J. E. Lattimer

    Thanks for following FictionalMachines & nice post– A few years have passed since I’ve been through Geogetown [Spent nearly a decade in Vail / Avon / Leadville / Etc.], I miss daily life in the quiet mountain towns so much that I have to block / ignore the thoughts and memories most days! Anyway, have a great one, take care!

    April 23, 2015 at 12:08 am
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