I had just gotten off of a four-day weekend. I tend to get a little bit antsy after having more than two days off. I enjoy my job so much I hate to be away from it for an extended period of time.
On the final day of my mini-vacation my assignment editor Nadia Gedeon called me at home and asked me if I would be available to leave early in the morning to head to South West Colorado.
She set up a story with a family from Reno who lost their van and all of their belongings in a flash flood near Cortez.
When it comes to trips where I get to drive far and explore Colorado, I never say no.
I told her I would be in early to gear up and head out. Instead of going in early, I ended up going in that night to grab my gear and a vehicle. I actually returned to the station late at night (around 10pm) in my pajamas to grab extra gear. I was really excited to head to Cortez; I had never been there before J
The drive to Cortez was spectacular. It was my first time driving along Route 160 past Del Norte in to Pagosa Springs and in to Durango. Stunning scenery!
When I arrived in Cortez, I shot my story and then headed to my hotel room to put it together.
It aired that night at 9pm/10pm on 9news.