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One of the best parts about living in Colorado Springs is having the Garden of the Gods practically in our backyard. When we were living in our cabin, rent only cost us 400 bucks a month, but we felt like we were millionaires. When we walked out the front door, we could smell the mountain air and look up at Pikes Peak from our little porch. Ann and I have been blessed just living here for this last season in our lives. We absolutely love Colorado. Moving here has deepened our marriage and brought inspiration to our souls.
Lately, what I love the most is how much Ann loves her life here. She has some awesome friends, a small group of her own, and she has recently started asking to lead more rock climbing pitches. Last month she tied into the sharp end and sent a steep route at the Garden of the Gods. Most of all, she loves our cabin. Though our 18-month season of nomadic living was amazing, there are certain things that Ann’s heart had to go without.
Ann loved retreating back to the cabin, making dinner together, reading books in bed while sipping tea, and having a place to simply call home. We have established a community of people that we love spending time with. It’s so fun to go on adventures with others. We had regular date nights to the rock gym or out to eat.
Traveling with Ann was fun and full of unforgettable stories, yet it began to feel a bit like trying to grow a tree in our hands; our roots were a bit too thin. Apparently, some lifestyles are more conducive than others for having a great marriage. Don’t get me wrong, world travel with your spouse is a stellar good time. However, just like a healthy tree needs a good geographic foundation so does a marriage. Our life has been packed with excitement, romance, and adventure, but having a cabin has helped us to appreciate the small things like walking to the store together or cleaning for company. It’s a balanced life that provides for the majority of our needs. I am learning this more and more every day. Yes, we are planning some long and short trips this year, but we now both realize the necessity of having a home. It has already made a world of difference.
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