Between that pesky rent payment and the often-exclaimed "BOY THIS YEAR IS FLYING BY!", the first of the month can be a bit frightening.
But not on August 1. On August 1, it's Colorado Day.
One hundred and forty-three years ago on the first of August, Colorado became a state, thanks to Ulysses S. Grant. As the story goes, President Andrew Johnson vetoed the first bid. But Colorado officially landed statehood on its second try and became the Centennial state — precisely the same year the country celebrated its centennial (and by the way, here's what our first state flag looked like).
So, what's the best way to celebrate Colorado Day? Well, if you aren't able to hit up one of the state's parks for free next week, you can share with us one of your favorite photos from a previous trip.
Here's a look at some of our favorites so far:
Just a Colorado dog livin' his best Colorado life.
🎶Everybody's goin' surfin'...surfin' Great Sand Dunes🎶
I’ve got more… just wanting, I’m gonna spam this thread. 🤷🏼♂️ pic.twitter.com/lC93Cw0nIy— Mateo the Tweeter 🍄 (@Fly_Agaric) August 1, 2019
And here we have an example of a classic Colorado weekend.
I think this came in a frame I bought in Colorado one time.
July 2019 was a busy and fun one... pic.twitter.com/AaqzO9WsdD— Snafu-ADV (@SnafuADV) August 1, 2019
Two words: DOUBLE RAINBOW.
We had a great camping trip on the Flat Tops Wilderness with our puppy Touchdown! pic.twitter.com/Gjph6ikUmp— Michal Rose (@Michal_Rose) August 1, 2019
Not your average neighborhood watch.
Sit ... stay .... decipher the interpretive signs around the compass ... good dog.
Up at Highlands Point East/West Trail pic.twitter.com/EklQ6ZBJCA— Will (@UteWill) August 1, 2019
Bonus points awarded.
Piney River Ranch! Can I get bonus points for having a fat baby in the picture? Happy Colorado Day!! pic.twitter.com/veT5CL9Atz— Mary Skevs Fillups (@phillyskevs) August 1, 2019
Local man brings dog to Red Rocks.
No pet? No problem. You don't need a pet to enjoy a Colorado sunset.
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