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Moving 1500 Miles Is Not for the Faint of Heart

Would I do it again? Ask me in a month. Right now, I’m in the thick of closing on a house…finally! After several lost offers we finally found a place. It’s not final as of today but we’re hoping to be moving in mid-June. It amazes me that the housing market is so darn insane. Places have increased in Colorado nearly 25%. Why would I move so far away?

Well, after my best friend, Wendy, kept after me about moving over here and all the benefits, I finally gave in. I have felt a strong desire for change for quite a while and decided why not now? It’s never a good time so I decided to make the move. Did I learn a lot? Absolutely!

We had a few snafus such as one of our trucks blew a water hose when John, our driver, was nearly 2/3 of the way. On my first trip over we hit dust storms, high winds, frigid cold and when we hit Colorado with the horses, blinding snow. All of this to say, we’re finally here! Our business, farm, horses, dog and most of the contents of our home have made it.

We are acclimating to the nearly 6900 feet above sea level and weather that changes in an instant, but we’re learning to love it. Do I miss Washington? Yes, I miss all my friends, family, seafood, trail rides, driving club and still missing my home of nearly 36 years. It was a tough decision and one that didn’t come lightly.

What does that mean for NW Horse Source? Well, we will continue to publish the online version from Colorado. It certainly doesn’t matter where you live anymore. I’m excited to broaden my horizons and my reach! My connections in Washington and all over the country will remain. Just changed my zip code!

From horse injuries to adjusting to a new life in an RV, we are continually learning to adapt. I hope you continue to follow our journey and keep connected with us. We love the Northwest, and my heart will always belong there. I’m grateful for the support of friends and family so thank you for following this journey with me. More good things to come!


Quote: All experience is an arch, to build upon.~ Henry Adams – 1838-1918 – American Historian


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2 thoughts on “What Was I Thinking?”

  1. Best wishes for a successful move. What part of CO? My Grandparents lived in Loveland and Boulder. And we enjoyed a fab vacation several years ago at Cherokee Park Guest Ranch near Livermore. I highly recommend it.
    I was wondering if you lost your husband? I seem to remember he was ill. If so, I am so sorry to hear that.
    Thank you for continuing on with the NW Horse! I look forward to reading it each month.
    God Bless you on your new adventure!

    • Thank you for your kind words. We’re going to be living in Peyton which is about 20 miles from Colorado Springs. I’ll have to check out the guest ranch. Moving 1500 miles has been a challenge to say the least but once we’ve settled in we’re going to love it. My husband is doing okay. He still has many health challenges but he’s still plodding along. This move took some grit but we’re looking forward to getting settled. Thank GOD for good friends to host our farm/horses while we look for a place. Thanks for taking the time to comment!

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