Colorado is the reward after crossing Kansas in a minivan all day long.
Colorado is the highest road in America, having Bixby drive because there was no way Bixby wasn't going to drive.
Colorado is aspen trees, which mean more to me than perhaps to other people, but it is aspen trees sticking together, resistant to fire, the cousin to the bottomland cottonwood blowing in the breeze, but aspens shake and quiver and look afraid but have courage.
I have a sweetness for this state and its mountains.
Have I been to Colorado? Many times.