It is something in the air?
Romance seems to abound here at Vista Verde. I wrote last week about how I met my (now) husband here six years ago, and know several other couples who met here and are still together years later.
There’s something about the west that is just plain romantic. Gorgeous mountain vistas, a light breeze, adventure in the air – makes for the perfect romantic setting. Even an east coast girl like me can get wrapped up in the draw of rugged cowboy chivalry.
A few weeks ago, we had a young couple stay with us. Kelly worked for us years ago (actually the same summer I met my man!), so she knew she was in for the ultimate Colorado ranch experience, but I’m not sure she had any idea just how romantic it would get.
Her man worked with us behind the scenes to plan a private afternoon horseback ride to the cliffs. Chocolate-dipped strawberries, a bottle of bubbly and a beautiful view… plus, the all-important element of surprise. It doesn’t get much more romantic than that!
She got to say “Yes!” to a modern cowboy, fresh out of the stirrups and down on one knee – boots, hat and all!
Congratulations and best wishes to the newly engaged couple!
Who knows…. maybe they’ll be back to celebrate their honeymoon with us?