A coworker, Dawn, and I decided to go on a photography trip to Silverthorne/Dillon, CO.
I really wanted to see the lake, so we picked that as our destination.
We wound through the mountains, and I saw, for the first time ever, those truck stoppers where if a trucker loses their brakes, they can just aim for one of the dirt hills meant for stopping the truck.
Clever, and scary.
We made it to Silverthorne and Dillon, which are two smaller towns right next to each other on Lake Dillon.
We found a parking spot near the lake, and started our wandering.
This is the path from the parking area down to the lake. Beautiful. Breathtaking. Let's live here, yes?
We made our way down the path, Dawn going her way, I went mine, as we walked around capturing photographs.
I've never been on a dock more still than the one at Lake Dillon.
While I was standing on the dock, a family with their dogs came to the lake to fish and let the dogs play. Works out to be unsuccessful for the fisherman, with their dogs running into and out of the lake, but whatever brings you happiness, right?
This little girl was having a bunch of fun throwing the stick for her dog to catch. I always love watching animals interact with children. For the most part, it is like they know they need to be more careful with smaller humans.
Unfortunately, around this time, Dawn's film camera started acting up, and she was unable to continue shooting for the day. We stayed probably for another 30 minutes to an hour before heading back.
The scenery was gorgeous though, and the people and animals playing in the lake made me wish I never had to leave.
I could build my dream home out here. Just thoughts for the future... ;)
After going to the lake, Dawn and I stopped in Idaho Springs so that I could try Beau Jo's Pizza. It was delicious, and I highly recommend it for anyone looking to try something unique to Colorado.
Photographer, visual artist, wife, mother to five fur-babies, and travel enthusiast.