Our first full day in Denver was filled with so many adventures🙈There has been a huge rainfall this weekend, but we have not let it effect us! We're having a blast and definitely making the best out of our little weekend trip. Now tomorrow though will be the ultimate adventure! @caseycooke03 and I will be getting our engagement photos taken, so fingers crossed that this crazy weather will cooperate🤞🏻
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I'm carrying a violin in my @hyperlite_mountain_gear pack.⠀
It's my grandmother's violin - I inherited it when she passed away. My grandmother gave me a violin when I was 2, and my mom introduced me to a potential violin teacher when I was 4. The teacher has a waiting list, but apparently when she met me, she asked, 'So, I hear you want to play the violin?'. According to my mom, I responded, 'I already know how to play.'⠀
When my grandmother died, I was headed to Patagonia to traverse the Patagonian Ice Cap. I carried an entire box of caramel Cowtails candy (her favorite) in her memory, and I had my own private, tearful ceremony to commemorate her life on the frozen expanse of ice. ⠀
Before my grandmother was unable to recognize me anymore (she had pressure in her brain and lost her memory), we played one last duet violin together - it was the Ashokan Farewell, the same song I played on the side of a mountain a few weeks ago with my friend @missroselouise.⠀
Somehow, playing that song so high in the mountains, on the same violin that she once played for me...I know in my heart that she was listening ❤️🗻🎻🎹⠀