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Our Week in Photos: Cooking Through Colorado

Boreas Pass Road 907

On Monday, Andy and I drove the rest of the way home from spending a week and a half in Colorado.

With two back to back competitions in Colorado, Andy and I thought we’d make a vacation out of it and spend the week in between at my aunt and uncle’s in the beautiful town of Dillon, just a short drive from Brekenridge.

I just love the beauty of this state—especially during the start of autumn, and after you see these photos, you’ll totally understand why!

We started the trip winning 5th place at the Grand Junction Pork and Hop’s BBQ competition in Grand Junction.

rooftop bbq pork and hops grand junction competition

This was my first time actually competing with Andy, as his sous chef. I still think I did only 5% of the work though!

We then drove the few hours into the mountains to my aunts where we cuddled babies, played at the local playground (the neighbor’s front yard, haha), celebrated our 7th wedding anniversary, and drove Boreas Pass Road to see the aspen trees turning their leaves into glorious autumn colors.

donovan dillon colorado newborn photography evelyn dillon colorado 1 year photography

Boreas Pass Road 873 Boreas Pass Road 889 Boreas Pass Road 880

We even got to drive down into Denver for a day and visit my favorite bookstore, The Tattered Cover.

tattered cover denver colorado

And then just this past weekend, we competed at the BBQ festival in Telluride. Where we got to camp out in Mountain Village… but spent the afternoon down in the town eating Thai food and mini donuts. You would never know from these photos that a giant storm just blew through (and would come again later that night).

telluride street view teddys mini donuts telluride telluride mountain village gondola

Then Sunday, our team won Reserve Grand Champion—before starting the drive back to California! It was a great ending to a glorious week!

rooftop bbq telluride festival competition

road to telluride colorado sunset

I believe in magic. I believe in the power of true love. I believe in fairy tales and happy endings. And I live to create stationery and art for the young at heart to allow my fellow dreamers to treasure all of life’s most wondrous moments!


  • September 27, 2014

    Gosh those places are beautiful!! What a great time for you and Andy!

    • October 1, 2014


      They sure are! It’s definitely our favorite time of the year.

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