Posted by: heatherandandybrown | February 2, 2012

Making a home in Colorado

We can now cross off a line on our “bucket list”:                                                         Have a house in the mountains with a view 

Looking left off of our front porch

Looking right, out of our bedroom sliding glass doors

The past couple months have been a wonderful whirlwind of traveling, planning, biking, and driving. For now, we have put our nomadic adventures aside and are planting roots in Evergreen, Colorado. Until we know for sure where we want to purchase our Colorado home, we are renting a quaint mountain-top house 15 minutes outside of town. Our little abode sits at about 8,000 feet above sea level up a windy mountain road. By moving here, we have traded the conveniences of urban living for towering pines and panoramic views. Driving 25 minutes to the closest grocery store is going to take some getting used to, but it is a nice change from sharing walls with 2 other families and having a 10ft x10ft backyard.

Ollie sunbathing

Upon moving in, our property manager informed us that black bears, mountain lions, and various other wildlife are abundant in our area (Exciting, but a little frightening too).  We haven’t seen any predators yet, but the past two mornings we have seen several fat deer grazing outside our kitchen window.

Having lived in Charlotte, we came here with virtually no “mountain-living gear,” so today we went shopping! We came home with 2 snow shovels, an ice scrapper, an axe, a splitting wedge, tire chains and tensioners for Andy’s Honda, and non-perishable food that we stored away. Some of our new treasures will soon come in handy because it is forecasted to snow for the next 3 days 🙂

Peace and Love,

Heather, Andy & Ollie

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  1. Andrew and Heather===I am so happy for you===it looks like the most beautiful scenery anywhere and know it will be wonderful place for you to make your home===ollie probably doesn’t know how to get use to the wide open spaces===love youi—grandma

  2. Redbone Coonhounds are known for their ability to tree mountain lions, so perhaps you could borrow Copper to be a body guard for Ollie!

    • That photo is awesome. Ollie says that Copper can come visit anytime!

  3. So glad you’re finally settled!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. 2 ft of new snow??? WHAT??? Is that what you were wishing for 🙂 Post some pics of the snow when you can!!


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