We had a beautiful time in Colorado. It was so busy, but we had a really wonderful trip. The Mister had never been to Wyoming before (I had, but I was in high school and we went on a crazy family trip the summer I was 17. We went to 8 states in 3 weeks and we rented a van to drive all around the Western part of the country. 7 of us in a van. I was 17 and I scowled for pretty much the entire time.) so Mr. thought it would be fun to go to Wyoming. Cheyenne is about 90 miles away from Denver and there was a big rodeo in Cheyenne. Neither of us had ever been to a rodeo, so we decided to go for it. Additionally, they had some carnival/state fair thing going on at the same place. It was good fun. Lots of horses, bulls, and cowboys. I hadn't considered this when I agreed to go, but a rodeo is an awesome place to take pictures. There's a lot of unusual stuff going on at a rodeo.
Here's a cowboy falling off his horse.Poor baby horse fell over! He was quick back up onto his feet though - even faster than the cowboy did.
This was our funnel cake sundae. I had never really considered this as an option, but that's why we have inventors. It was pretty darn fantastic.Then we went to Nebraska, back to Denver for a Rockies game, a concert at Red Rocks, but most importantly, the mountains. Holy moly, those mountains. I've never seen anything like them. It is hard to believe that those mountains and New York City can be in the same country. What an amazing country this is and what an amazing world!
So now I've added 2 new states to my list - Colorado and Nebraska. This brings me to a total of 39 states.
Here's the question - what are your rules for counting if you've been to a state before? Mr. and I were discussing this with my brother recently. My brother says you've been to a state as long as you are on the ground and left the airport. Good rule, but what if you don't remember it? When I was a baby (I forget exactly how old, but definitely under 2) my family went to New Mexico to visit my aunt and uncle and cousins. I remember nothing from this trip, so I've never counted that I have been to New Mexico. But really, I left the airport and probably had my feet on the ground. So I could count it, I guess. I just don't remember the trip at all, so I don't know if it's fair to count it.
Here's why this is important. This brother has been to 39 states. I've been to 39 states that I remember. If I count New Mexico, it's really 40 states. Do you think I can count New Mexico in order to have been to more states than my brother? Even if I don't remember New Mexico? I think so. I've been to 40 states and I'm ahead of my brother! Woo!