Colorado Floods

I truly meant to continue with my Alaska posts this week, but obviously, the weather threw us a curveball here in Colorado and this week has not been what I was expecting.

I’ve received lots of messages, tweets, and emails checking in on Will, Tals and me, and I’m super thankful. I really appreciate the concern from each one of you! We’re fine and much luckier than the people you see on the news. Yes, we do live in the general area where all hell has broken loose but fortunately, we’re on the outside perimeter. Basically, people 10-15 minutes away from us are those that you see on the news while we are tucked in our house, nice and dry. Doesn’t seem fair.

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Ten minutes north of me

I have friends that live in areas that flooded and I’ve spent lots of time checking in on them. Thus far, they are doing fine and only one family’s house has been completely flooded; they stepped out for a few hours and returned to a house filled with four feet of water. Can you imagine?

Again, thanks to everyone for checking in on my little Colorado family. The rains are continuing through today, but gradually dwindling as the evening approaches. We’ve been under a flood watch for the past three days, but as of now, the stream across from our house hasn’t overflowed…thankfully!

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Remember where I went trail running on Sunday? This was the road I drove to get to the trailhead

If you want to help or contribute in any way, I’ve been told that Help Colorado Now is the best place to go.

Have a great weekend everyone, and I’ll catch you on Monday.

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11 Comments

  • Reply lynne @ lgsmash at

    glad you guys are good! i couldn’t stop watching the coverage last night on the news. 🙁 so sad!!

  • Reply Danielle @ It's A Harleyyy Life at

    Keeping you your family and your friends in my prayers– the video is unbelievable I can’t imagine what it would be like living through it!

  • Reply Natalie @ Free Range Human at

    So glad you guys are safe! I’ve been worried about all my Colorado people!

  • Reply Amanda @runtothefinish at

    really glad you posted as I was thinking about you and wondering!!

  • Reply Beth @ RUNNING around my kitchen at

    Glad you are okay! You and those around you are in my thoughts <3

  • Reply Ericka @ The Sweet Life at

    That’s insane! I’m glad you are okay and I hope recovery effort works effectively… 🙁

  • Reply Erin P at

    I sure didn’t pick a very good time to visit CO (but happy to at least be in a safe area)! Glad to hear you are, too. Stay dry and safe!

  • Reply Christy at

    So crazy. Been following this story. Stay safe!

  • Reply Heidi @BananaBuzzbomb at

    Been thinking bout you guys a lot. So thankful you are safe and sound. Let’s keep it that way!!

  • Reply Beth B. at

    Incredible. It’s one thing to see pictures in the news, but quite another seeing places you’re familiar with and visit daily. Stay safe! Sending dry and sunny thoughts to CO.

  • Reply Happy Birthday, Rocky Mountain National Park! - Just a Colorado GalJust a Colorado Gal at

    […] 2013, both the park and nearby Estes Park suffered from serious flooding caused by the crazy 500-year floods. The park closed for seven days but many of the roads, along with parts of Estes Park, were closed […]

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