In just a few short hours, I’ll be on a plane to Aspen. We’ll be attending a wedding there this weekend, but my sister and I decided to extend our vacay and head up a little early. This is a trip I’ve been looking forward to all summer. The weather in Aspen right now is bliss: warm days and cool nights. It’s the best of both worlds. The 75-degree days are filled with sun which allows for plenty of time outside – walks around town, hikes up the Ute Trail, and drinking margaritas on the patio. The nights cool way down, giving me an opportunity to pull out fall favorites like cozy sweaters (packed this one) and this leather jacket. I’m looking forward to a relaxing, fun-filled six days.
The one thing I’m not looking forward to? Saying bye to Lucy. I hate it. It’s the one thing I dread about traveling. She’s a member of our family and leaving her at home just feels wrong. (It also doesn’t help that I just watched A Dog’s Purpose. It’s a movie that will leave you in tears and make you want to hold on to your dog for dear life.) Do I sound kind of crazy? Maybe. But something tells me I’m not the only dog-mom who feels just a little bit homesick leaving their pet behind. Right?