Thankful For The Road Ahead - Day 2

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado CRE# 40005863

I just love this 10 day Challenge that Debbie Reynolds is hosting.


For today's post I would like to share my gratitude for the roads ahead.


I am very lucky to have a career where a time clock does not exist.  If I need to take off and hit the open road, I only need to make sure my schedule is clear.  No boss to check with for time off other than myself.


Every so often, I get the urge to hit the road and take a break.  (That is the Saggitarius in me).  I much prefer jumping in the car to boarding an airplane.  The road gives me the freedom to stop and take in the wonder all around me.


Here are a few shots of the inside of a tunnel in Glenwood Springs and the view from a rest stop in Vail, Colorado.  

Vail Pass


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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad

Hi Belinda

Love that tunnel photo you used to illustrate your post. Having the flexibility, as least some of the time, to just hit the road is a real blessing, isn't it?


Nov 16, 2016 01:03 AM #1
Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393

Good morning, Belinda -- what a fitting image to illustrate your wanderlust spirit.

Nov 16, 2016 01:07 AM #2
Andrea Swiedler
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties - New Milford, CT
Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT

Belinda, I didn't see this challenge, but you have made a very good point of something to be grateful for! And I'm grateful for the reminder, LOL. Love that photo. 

Nov 16, 2016 01:14 AM #3
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Dolores and I enjoyed a three day trip this week. 

Thanks for sharing your experience and your photograph.

Nov 16, 2016 01:47 AM #4
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

I can almost feel the speed you were traveling in that car, Belinda!  Please tell me you weren't driving and snapping it at the same time. . .LOL

Nov 16, 2016 02:42 AM #5
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Belinda Spillman - that tunnel picture is outstanding.  It represents your post so very well.  Colorado is such beautiful country.  I don't think we ever took a road that did not have a stream or river next to it. I can see why you like to take a car!

Nov 16, 2016 04:16 AM #6
Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Belinda - We certainly live in a place that rewards a road trip. Great photos!

Nov 16, 2016 06:51 AM #7
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Hi Belinda I enjoyed your photo and positive words. This contest is fun to read.

Nov 16, 2016 09:01 AM #8
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents
Lyon Real Estate - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

How did you get that photo, Belinda!  I'm sure you didn't pull over in the tunnel to shoot it. Or did you?

Nov 16, 2016 10:54 AM #9
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I know what you mean. It is great not having to check with a boss and controlling our own businesses. I too love getting in the car and driving.

Nov 16, 2016 12:19 PM #10
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Belinda Spillman - perfect approach to life: Feel the freedom. And be  thankful for that.

"The road gives me the freedom to stop and take in the wonder all around me."

Nov 16, 2016 02:41 PM #11
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Belinda love the post and love the journey, we are so lucky to be on this road...Endre

Nov 16, 2016 04:09 PM #12
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