Pay a visit to Fort Collins, CO

I know I said I will talk about cities, but can you resist the temptation to know about a "town with all the amenities of a larger city." We happened to visit our friend's home in Fort Collins and did I not fall in love with the place. It is a kind of place where you would want to grow, raise your kids and even retire. Wow! Looks like an all-in-one deal, isn't it? Read on.

Fort Collins is located at the base of the Rocky Mountains, yes, those beautiful, snow-capped mountains which you see in everybody else's holiday photographs. Needless to say, hiking, climbing, biking, horseback riding and wildlife viewing are just few of the many options.

Lost in the mountains!

Playing in the river streams

Watching wildlife

Now, haven't you heard of the mighty Colorado river which carved through spectacular canyons and gorges in North America. More major rivers start in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado and Colorado rivers are said to be made for whitewater rafting. The wild and scenic Cache la Poudre River starts high in Rocky Mountain Park and flows through Fort Collins and gives you great river rafting experience, should you choose to have (I know, you will).

White Water Rafting
And coming to the weather. Mild winters (compared to north eastern & mid western states) and beautiful, sun-filled days with cool and comfortable evenings and low relative humidity in summers. Sounds like perfect to me. And winters do add an option of skiing on the Rockies. Wow!

What more, it is home to Colorado State University and was named Money magazine's Best Place to Live 2006, #2 in 2008, and #6 in 2010.

Enough said! If you have friends living in Fort Collins, especially in houses with big beautiful open backyards (like our friends do), and if they offer you to come over for a weekend, don't say NO!!

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