Monday, June 23, 2014

Colorado Life - The First Week

I have been in Colorado for a week now. It hasn't fully sunk in yet that I am becoming a Coloradan resident because, to be honest, I have only left the house for grocery, Home Depot, and Super Walmart trips for living and building essentials. Right now, it kind of feels like I am on vacation, lol. Until I find my next career opportunity, I am going to make the most of this transition time.

Having been to the major attractions (listed above) in town and having met a few of the neighbors, Colorado versus California living has interesting differences.

One fashion trend here that I am taking a liking to is camo errthang. Seriously, you can get tasteful camo bikinis, camisoles, hats or any clothing for that matter. In the Bay, I usually saw camo gear.... well, unless it was a seasonal cropped top at Forever 21, I never saw camo fashions so readily available.

Excellent assortment of camo bikinis at the local Big R.
Camo Coors hat - great deal at the local Super Walmart, only $7!

Instead of telling you whether the good local eats are, the neighbors tell you to carry bear spray when you walk your dogs. After S. told me that he spotted a bear running downhill from a neighbors house, I went ahead and ordered a canister of bear spray. It was waiting for me when I arrived here :)
Frontiersman Bear Spray was the highest rated one on It even came with a handy holster!
One thing that I was looking forward to was letting the dogs roam free on the deck and in an enclosed yard. According to the wildlife education brochures that came with the keys to this place, it is not advisable to leave your pets unsupervised, even in the day time. Coyotes and mountain lion in the area can snatch them or lure them out of the fenced areas. Who knew that house dogs wouldn't have survival instincts against mountain predators?
Excellent reads for living with animals in the mountains.
Rex loves eating the pine needles and laying in the sun on the deck. Too bad I can't leave him out there all day when I go work.
Mountain living tips are welcomed in the comments section.

- Nat