Colorado February 12, 2019
These Are The 11 Most Difficult Things For Out-Of-Towners To Adapt To In Colorado
Whenever you move to or visit a new place, it takes a little time to adapt – and Colorado is no exception. Are you a native and have no idea what I am talking about? Or maybe you are visiting for the first time and aren’t sure what to expect? Either way, here are the 11 most difficult things for out-of-towners to get used to here in Colorado:
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1. No matter the time of year, you can and should be outside.
90 degrees and burning up? It sounds like a great day for boating! Freezing cold and snow? Time to hit the slope, folks! No matter the weather, there is no excuse to not be outside enjoying our amazing state.
2. Colorado slang.
In the summertime, our favorite thing to do is hop on the Mousetrap and head to LoDo to watch the Rox play... any questions?
3. Our sense of direction.
Look, it isn't that difficult:
Toward the mountains = west
Away from the mountains = east
Signs for Denver/Fort Collins on I-25 = north
Signs for Colorado Springs/Pueblo on I-25 = south
4. The ever-changing weather.
It could be 60 degrees with a cloudless sky at noon and dangerously cold with blizzard conditions by midnight... welcome to Colorado! Don't like the cold? Just wait it out; we should be back up to at least 55 tomorrow.
5. Our undying devotion to our teams.
What, you think we don't know that our teams haven't won a game since 2016? Trust us, we know... but it's called loyalty, people! (P.S. Let's go Nuggets, let's go!)
6. Coloradans choice of food is delicious, yet confusing.
Yes, there is green chile both in my beer and on my pizza... what's your point?
7. Green means go, yellow means go, and red also means go.*
*For the first 10 seconds, that is. Then you must stop and allow oncoming traffic to go.
8. Higher elevation.
Those of us from Colorado adapt to the higher elevation immediately because, well, we were born here and have never known differently. However, if you are visiting here from somewhere else, you may have a difficult time breathing, moving, and enjoying life… at least for a little while. Take it easy and give yourself some time to adapt.
9. South Park isn't real.
Well, it is and it isn't. Technically, it is a grassland and was once a mining town, but now the area is considered more to be the town of Fairplay than the South Park that visitors might expect.
10. Wintertime calls for ice cream and flip flops.
Is it well below freezing and blizzard conditions? This calls for some Bonnie Brae! I'll grab my flip-flops and we can walk there!
11. Finally, the road construction never ends.
I'm not exaggerating... it literally NEVER ends and always seems to be in the exact same spot (where absolutely nothing gets accomplished).
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