spring break, my boyfriend and I took a road trip to Colorado. We
visited Crestone, Valley View, and Colorado Springs. We also stopped at
Zapata Falls and Great Sand Dunes National Park. For this trip, I
created a journal that we could both write in.
journal alternated between pages written by my boyfriend, and pages
written by me. The highlight of our trip was certainly Valley View Hot
Springs. It is a hot spring located on the side of a mountain,
overlooking the entire valley. It is all-nude. We shared the water with
snakes and deer. It was my first time sleeping in a car.
of Colorado was like a scene out of a magical realism novel. We met
strange people and encountered places that were lost in time. One such
place was a roadside alligator nursery where we got to hold an actual
alligator. Another weird location was the Japanese shumei. It was some
kind of nature-based sustenance-farming cult that has roots in only
Japan and Crestone, Colorado and we attended a Sunday “healing service”.
Another weird place was a bar with live music in Crestone. We saw how
dreadlocked new-age white people dance and I’m not sure if I want to see
boyfriend and I also walked around a frozen waterfall. I face planted
about three times per minute. It was probably infuriating at the time.
But our recollections are humorous to look back at.
My favorite places in Colorado: