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Socially Driven: Exploring Denver #MBSociallyDriven #ad

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I’m partnering with Mercedes-Benz to share my version of Colorado.
As a native Coloradoan, people are always asking about things to do and see in Denver.  I have so many places that I could share with you as I have seen a large majority of the state and I have been to nearly every major park here.  My parents loved taking road trips when we were kids and I have some incredible memories of growing up in this amazing state. 
I am a mom, so my Instagram is full of our life as a family and my life as a teacher.  I had to narrow down so many photos that I wanted to share to just 5 on the socially driven app, but I figured I would share a few more here!  Take a peek at our little journey’s through our home state.

Picture 1: Water World

A post shared by Laura Funk (@toxict15) on Aug 16, 2015 at 1:27pm PDT

Few people know that we have a wonderful water park in Colorado with an incredible amount of water slides, pools, kid areas and food.  Every single time we go to Water World, we have an amazing time!

Picture 2: Denver Zoo

A post shared by Laura Funk (@toxict15) on Jul 16, 2015 at 11:48am PDT

I have been to a few other zoo’s in the nation and I am proud to say that the Denver Zoo located close to the heart of the city is phenomenal.  They continue to do amazing things for the wildlife and visitors and the zoo itself is beautiful.  We are members and spend a lot of our time there.

Picture 3: Casa Bonita

A post shared by Laura Funk (@toxict15) on Nov 14, 2015 at 10:37am PST

True Coloradoans know that Casa Bonita is not a place to eat.  You only go for the cliff diving, shows and sopapillas.  It is a fun time for sure and something that anyone that is visiting needs to experience…even just for a little laugh.

Picture 4: The Rocky Mountains

A post shared by Laura Funk (@toxict15) on Oct 3, 2015 at 6:52pm PDT

We are a state known for our amazing views and these stunning Rockies.  We live about 50 minutes from the mountains and tend to spend a lot of time exploring different areas for fishing, hiking and ATVing.  Often our family also just loves to hang with the wildlife, watching elk, bison, ducks and any other critter that wants to share their space with us.

Picture 5: Ice Fishing

A post shared by Laura Funk (@toxict15) on Dec 27, 2015 at 9:52am PST

Ice fishing is big in this state and something that is very fun to do.  My husband and son love to spend a day on the ice, catching fish and enjoying the catch later for dinner.  Fishing in Colorado is hard to beat.

Narrowing down Colorado to just 5 photos was difficult, but I went with a couple that I just had to share with my readers and followers.  Colorado to me is family.  It is life and it is home.  I cannot imagine this place without family, pets, scenery and our skating rink.

A post shared by Laura Funk (@toxict15) on Feb 28, 2017 at 7:43am PST

Colorado has some of the best ATV trails and we spend a lot of our summer exploring these.  You can find Colorado gear all over and we wear a lot of it here!  The snow is something that you just have to experience.  Our dogs love to be out frolicking during a big storm.  The sunsets and sunrises here are just breathtaking.  Even after 30+ years I am still awestruck by them.  Finally, if you are looking to get some roller skating in, you need to check out one of the most unique and amazing skating rinks in the Nation.  Wagon Wheel Skate Center is an all wood floor with sequoia trees as building supports with so much nostalgia, that you just have to visit to really see how awesome this place is. 

Now that you have seen Colorado through my eyes, what’s YOUR version of Denver? If you live in or plan on visiting NYC, LA, Chicago, Austin, Miami, or Denver, Mercedes-Benz is inviting you to share your city in a simple and artistic way on Instagram. It’s easy—you create a quick (but beautiful) animated album of 5 of your best geotagged photos and upload it to Instagram. Then, you share your album on your feed with the hashtag #MBsociallydriven—and your photos might be featured on the Mercedes-Benz website! 
Ready to rediscover your city?


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