Adventure (but don’t wander too far)

At McQueen, we appreciate a good adventure. Whether it’s a road trip with friends, or trying something new to eat, we know that pushing our comfort zones is one of the best ways to keep our creative juices flowing.

Many people associate adventure with international travel. COVID-19 has shown us that it’s time to expand the definition. Adventure is a mindset, it’s pushing yourself to try new things. Right now, we need to find adventure close to home.

Here are 3 worthy ones that won’t have you pulling out your passport.

Get Outside – in our backyard

It seems that many of us rediscovered the River Valley during the pandemic. We’ve never seen it so busy! Yet, with the snow and colder temperatures, there are a brave few that continue to patrol the trails. There is still exploring to be done – try a fat bike, go for a hike, find a spot to meditate (ask us, we’ve got a few spots). Added bonus, the ice has begun to form on the river and it is one of the most beautiful, and under-appreciated times of the year. We highly suggest downloading the app “Trailforks” for a map of all the routes, and secret spots in the valley. Promise you won’t regret it.

Alpine Adventure

People travel from all over the world to get a glimpse of the Rocky Mountains, and we’re only several hours away! Grab some friends in your cohort, and hop in the car for a weekend road trip. Maybe you’ll go backcountry or resort skiing, a snowy hike, or grab a beer from one of the great mountain breweries. The part that matters is you’ll be outside, and having a good time doing so.

Something to Eat

The late Anthony Bourdain once wrote “Good food and good eating are about risk.” Eating is an adventure, and you’ll never know if you like something if you don’t try it. Although eating out isn’t necessarily advised right now, you can still support our local eateries by ordering food online. If you want some lesser known recommendations, we’ve been enjoying Langano Skies and Sushi Wasabi, but feel free to let us know what you’ve been eating! Try something new, you never know what you might learn about yourself.



Photo Credit: CNN via Artful Living