I Don’t Parallel Park… and Other Reasons I Love Living in the Mountains

Evergreen Nanny

I’m serious.

I don’t parallel park.

I avoid it at all costs.

No one ever taught me, and it certainly was not part of my driver’s test.  When I go downtown, I usually drive around (Anxiously!  Driving in downtown Denver gives me lots of anxiety) forever trying to find at least two spots in a row.  It’s ridiculous.  Parking blocks away is not unusual for me.  And don’t even get me started on the one way streets!


You know what’s fantastic about living in the mountains?

Parking lots.




Aside from our glorious parking options, I love other things about mountain living too…

You know…



I live minutes away from excellent hiking trails (such as Maxwell Falls and 3 Sisters.)  Evergreen Lake, where I can go for a nice walk in the summer, or ice skating

in the winter, is also nearby.  I love that my kids can play outside!  They can catch snakes, dig in the dirt, whittle sticks, catch bugs, jump on the trampoline, sled, build igloos, and watch wildlife (deer, elk, fox, etc) in our yard.


I also enjoy being part of a smaller town.  I love knowing everybody.  I find it fun that we can’t go to the grocery store without running into someone we know (my kids are not a fan of this, “Can’t we go anywhere without mom talking to someone?”)  I like seeing people I know drive by and giving them a friendly wave.


I don’t take it for granted.  I’m so very thankful to live somewhere so beautiful.


I’m also so very thankful to live a life that does not include parallel parking ;o)