When I told people I was going to Denver, they asked, “Why Colorado?” At first I wasn’t too sure either, but after just a few days there, I was amazed at the beauty just a few states east from California. I saw my first snowfall in years, trekked through unbelievable rock formations and met some amazing people along the way. From the owner of a small coffee roaster by the foothills of Colorado Springs to a local in Evergreen who sends homemade cookies and packages to troops in the Middle East, I was always greeted with a friendly smile. So why Colorado? The question should be, why not?