Take Me To The Mountains Part 2: Mixed Media Travel Journal


Back to Reality


Every time we visit the mountains, I fall in love with them all over again. We have mountains here in Pennsylvania but the mountains of Colorado are magnificent. I love that you can drive for miles and miles surrounded on all sides by mountains. Some are snow-capped, some barren and some covered by forest. And unlike Pennsylvania, there is no humidity and very few bugs. I don’t know about you but that’s a win win in my book. My hair is especially happy at the thought of no humidity. Hubby and I like it so much we think it would be the perfect place to frequent in retirement.

If you ever get the chance, Colorado is a state you should definitely take the time to visit. Some of our favorite places to visit in Colorado were the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Focus on the Family (Adventures in Odyssey’s Whit’s End), Maroon Bells, Aspen, Colorado, Air Force Academy, Garden of the Gods, and Pikes Peak.

Here is the rest of the pictures from our trip back in 2015.









Tea Day



Last week, I scheduled a post but didn’t get around to visiting your blogs due to our Colorado vacation. Thank you for those of you that visited anyway.

Today, I am joining in with the T ladies at Elizabeth and Bleubeard’s. My tea today is White Winter Chai (yes, those are pieces of white chocolate) from a little tea shop I visited in Colorado Springs. I really wanted to participate in a tea ceremony and eat some of the Dim Sum, but hubby doesn’t like tea. He was sweet enough to take me to the shop so I decided not to push my luck 😉 I purchased 3 flavors and a large cup of steaming tea. It was a wonderful afternoon spent with hubby as we drove through downtown Colorado Springs drinking our hot beverages.

Happy Tea Day,


18 thoughts on “Take Me To The Mountains Part 2: Mixed Media Travel Journal”

  • I love Colorado too and the mountains-I lived there for a bit in the ’70s. The mountains just call to you I think
    Your tea this week sounds delicious-Happy T wishes Kathy

  • Wow, I love the pages you made in 2015. Your art has only gotten better, but it was FABULOUS back then, too. Lot s of memories of CO, I can tell. It’s amazing how there is practically no humidity there. Kansas is humid like crazy, but not as humid as MO where I lived for several years. The only problem with CO is the high prices because it’s definitely a tourist state. Loved what you made, though, and lots of memories when you look back through it.

    Your tea looks wonderful. So glad you got to go to that shop and enjoy the ambience, if not the total experience, Thanks for sharing your tea and your lovely journal pages with us for T this almost Tuesday, dear Kate.

  • It looks a wonderful journal full of holiday memories.
    It is good to see photos via friends blogs of areas I know I will never be able to see in real life.
    Happy T day wishes Kate. The tea with the chocolate sounds delicious.
    Yvonne xx.

  • Everyone I know who’s been to Colorado speaks of how beautiful it is! I’v never been anywhere west so would love to one day visit that area. Sounds like such a lovely and relaxing vacation. Glad you enjoyed it so- and a lovely tea mix to bring home too. Happy T day!

  • Hi Kate, I love you scrapbooking pages, they are beautiful, looks like you had a lovely time. I think our DIL and GSs go skiing in Colorado!
    I don’t drink fruit teas but I love to see the ones you have, they look quite interesting with all the bits in them.
    Have a great week
    Jan x

  • Thanks for the Colorado overview. I’ve never been but had always thought it’d be too cold for me in retirement. It does look wonderful, though, with such a variety of views 🙂 The tea looks tasty. Happy T Tuesday

  • We’ve been to Colorado a few times and loved it like you, Kate. So much to see and do!

    Your pages are fabulous! I love the torn paper strips and the one bunch used to make a pocket. They add a dimensional look without the bulk. I’m inspired!

    Happy T-day! Eileen xx

  • Kate, I love, love your album. It makes me think I try to make mine toodifficult! I do the 12×12, and I have to say you get much more feeling into yours! We love Colorado and are going again next month. We have been to all those places you mention, but our favorite are some cabins up above Estes Park Co. We love hiking in the Rocky Mountain National Park, well, now we are older, we walk around the flat lakes, not the ones you have to hike up to! LOL
    Happy T Day!

  • I’ve only been in Colorado once and that was at the airport in Boulder for a layover from CA. The Young One was in Manitou Springs this past weekend with her friend and his family on their annual vacation. His grandma lives in Manitou Springs. The Young One sent pictures of the mountains though it was rainy/cloudy. There were in the area of the Stanley Hotel which was the backdrop for Stephen King’s The Shining. Your vacation pages are awesome and will sure be a great reminder of your trip. Oh, that tea looks awesome, too. Lots of people don’t like white chocolate, but I do. Thanks for sharing. Happy T Day

  • Fabulous post full of happy memories – I love it! We have visited Colorado a few times and I remember our visit to Pikes Peak and the Garden of the Gods (grin!), Your pictures also made me remember visiting a lovely restaurant called The Mason Jar too 😀. Your Winter Chai tea sounds interesting with white chocolate pieces which must add a lovely sweetness to the tea! Sending you happy T Day wishes! Hugs, Jo x

  • OOhh your travel journal is AMAZING Kate !! REally wonderful photographs of your trip by the mountains, and I love each page of your journal, the decorations are fabulous, all the details are great! I like tea chai very much, this is a special touch… with white chocolate! Very Happy T-day !
    I wish you a very nice Thursday,
    Big hugs, Caty

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