At the beginning of September, I got a text message from Allie that told me I had to request November 30 off for a very special surprise. I had no idea what to expect, but sent out the emails necessary to take a vacation day for November 30th. I am not big on surprises, so naturally pestered Allie relentlessly to try and find out what was going on. All I was able to (finally!) get out of her was that we were going on a trip and to pack for really cold weather; that was all. No way to get her to tell me if we were staying in Colorado, driving, flying, or any other info that I could use to deduce. All I was told was that it is someplace I have wanted to go for a few years.
Allie has had the chance to take a few trips this year, but overall we have been pretty much only in Colorado for the year, except of course for our epic road trip to Pahrump. Before that, the last time we really had the opportunities to take any trips was back when we met up in Spain during study abroad. Needless to say, I was stoked the morning of our flight when she played Chicago by Frank Sinatra as I was doing some last minute packing. While there, we had some delicious food and enjoyed walking through the city seeing the sites. Just before the trip, I bought a little toy lens and had a great time playing with it on the trip. Hopefully you all enjoy this beautiful city as much as I did!