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Postcard from Standley Lake Park

One of the biggest draws to Colorado for most people is the boundless opportunities to lead an active lifestyle. Not only are the mountains an obvious advantage to living in this glorious state, but an added bonus is the abundance of parks and open spaces I’ve noticed since moving here last month, too. It seems all I have to do is drive a few blocks and I’m passing yet another entrance to yet another community park, regional park, state park, wildlife refuge, nature center… and I only live about 10 minutes from the border of Denver.

IMG_2088Standley Lake Regional Park is a 3,000-acre open space park located in Westminster — just about 5 miles from my apartment depending on the entrance I decide to park in that day. Coming here for either a quick jog or a long, leisurely stroll along the muddy trails is an immediate stress reliever and makes me feel so so so so lucky to be living in Colorado. (Are we seeing these mountains? Can’t find that in Philly!)

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“Time and silence are the most luxurious things today.” -Tom Ford

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12 Comments

  • Reply Margaret

    Beautiful pictures – are you using a DSLR or are those taken with your phone?

    February 13, 2015 at 8:40 am
    • Reply Kristen

      Thank you! These were actually taken with my iPhone 5c — I was surprised by how crisp they came out! Blame in on the natural light, I guess 🙂

      February 13, 2015 at 10:51 am
  • Reply Margie

    Looking forward to visiting you and all of your parks soon!

    February 13, 2015 at 10:58 am
    • Reply Kristen

      It’s going to be so great!!!

      February 13, 2015 at 1:19 pm
  • Reply Pravin Aswale

    WOw you are lucky you liVe near place like this!! Nice blog!! http://store.pravinaswale.com

    February 17, 2015 at 11:55 pm
    • Reply Kristen

      Thanks, Pravin!

      February 18, 2015 at 12:39 pm
      • Reply Pravin Aswale

        Welcome ! Well what’s your next plan for travel!!!

        February 18, 2015 at 8:06 pm
        • Reply Kristen

          San Diego is next 🙂

          February 19, 2015 at 3:18 pm
          • Pravin Aswale

            Wow that’s great destination!! Any plans for Indian subcontinent ?

            February 19, 2015 at 9:40 pm
  • Reply Isabel

    Great pictures!! Loved these postcards 🙂

    March 2, 2015 at 2:51 pm
    • Reply Kristen

      Thanks, Isabel! Colorado has lots to show off 🙂 I’ll be posting some more soon!!

      March 2, 2015 at 7:23 pm
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