I am so excited to announce that spring has finally sprung in Boulder!! Tulips are starting to appear on campus, and I can actually walk to class without having to wear gloves! In fact, all last week the weather was in the 70s!
I cannot believe that the school year is almost to close! Even in the midst of midterms and finals, I have still managed to spend a fair amount of time outdoors during the past few days – and I forgot how powerful the sun is! Because we get 30% more sunlight here in Colorado than at sea level, it is important to always wear sunscreen, no matter what the weather is (trust me, I know from experience).
That being said, we did get a fair amount of snow a few nights, ago. Sounds crazy, right? After wearing a dress around all day, I woke up to a winter wonderland outside my dorm room window. To me, the snow seems like that relative at a family dinner that has to say goodbye eight times before actually leaving….
The good news: today the weather was back in the 60s. The bad news: it is going to rain tomorrow. The ugly: that means the hiking trails are going to be muddy. Still, that will not stop me from making my way up to Chautauqua Park this Saturday. I seriously cannot remember the last weekend I didn’t go hiking in Chautauqua! Through extreme heat and bitter cold, I have made it at least part way up. I think that just goes to show how much I love living in a place as beautiful as Boulder.
Earlier this week I bought my plane ticket back to California for the summer (and I may or may not have shed a little tear while doing so). As much as I am excited to return to the beach, to see my friends and family, and to possibly (hopefully!) do a bit of relaxing, I am truly going to miss the crazy, jam-packed, adventurous, fun-filled, beautiful life I live in Colorado.
I am so lucky I have three more years :)
I wish my fellow Buffs good luck in studying for finals....GO BUFFS!
Hiking in Chautauqua a few weekends ago - a beautiful sunny day!
Hiking past Chautauqua to Flagstaff...some snow and a lot of wind!
A hiking trail on the back side of Chautauqua.