In early August 2013 our dream of moving to Colorado became a reality. After almost six months on the market, our house finally sold and then it was time to pack. Even though we had been working on purging for over a year, it was quite the task to pack up 20 years of belongings ourselves. Yep, it was almost exactly 20 years since we moved with our 5 and 3 year old daughters from Colorado to Texas! It was a wonderful bringing up our family in the Austin area, but it was now time to get back to the cooler weather in Colorado.
Because of our steep driveway, the moving company had to shuttle our stuff from a small truck to the moving van parked about a mile away. It was a little surreal to drive past the van as we started our drive to Colorado. Luckily we had a very uneventful trip and we arrived at our temporary home in Loveland, Colorado. Loveland is about 35 miles north of Boulder and about 7 miles north of our future home in Berthoud. We were very lucky to find a great duplex in a little neighborhood close to the Loveland Recreational Trail (more on that later!).
Unfortunately it took a week for our moving van to make the trip, so we had to rough it in our empty duplex with just two soccer chairs, a mattress, a TV, and few other essentials. We spent a lot of time reacquainting ourselves with the Colorado Front Range. Of course once the boxes arrived it was time to figure out what to unpack and what to store down in the basement (more on that later too!).