[Groom-er] Online Audience Follows Real-time Proposal Shared on Instagram and Twitter. #MikeProposes

It's no secret that we're big fans of technology.  We share lots of photos through our various platforms, and you can see us live-posting from events around Breckenridge, Summit County and the Vail Valley.  But, today's post is about a guy from Winnepeg who tweeted as his proposal unfolded.  His girlfriend had no clue that an online audience followed.  He started by letting his twitter followers in on the deal with this tweet: "Tomorrow I'm proposing to my girlfriend. I'll be using the hashtag. Follow along! "   

[Groom-er] Online Audience Follows Real-time Proposal Shared on Instagram and Twitter. #MikeProposes

 According to an an online article from The Next Web,  "he took his girlfriend on a 12-hour date, involving 8 different locations, each with a special meaning.  Without her knowing, he had brought the entire Twitterverse along with them for the ride. According to the Winnipeg Sun, he also gained hundreds of followers in the process." 

[Groom-er] Online Audience Follows Real-time Proposal Shared on Instagram and Twitter. #MikeProposes

 We love the creativity of today's guys and how they're using social technologies to have fun with their proposals and weddings.  It's a great way to add an element to a great story that did not exist a few years ago.  With guys like this setting the bar, what's next?  A great summary of tweets can be seen on Storify by clicking here.    

[Groom-er] Online Audience Follows Real-time Proposal Shared on Instagram and Twitter. #MikeProposes

[HOW TO] Not Get Stuck in Traffic on I-70. The Art of Mountain Travel.


There are a few things that are fairly typical in the mountains during the summertime.  One bit of advice that I will constantly remind everyone about is the weather pattern for this time of year.  Right now, in mid-July, you can expect to see clear skies and sun in the mornings, while the afternoons will be partly cloudy with a chance for rain.  No matter where you go, I strongly suggest packing a rain jacket regardless of  what the weather is like when you leave, because mountain weather can be unpredictable.

The other typical pattern you'll see is the mass exodus from Denver to the mountains on Fridays which can make for a slow trip up to the mountains.  On the weekends, day trippers and vacationers alike will usually create a bit of congestion on the roads, and usually moves much slower than you would like.

www.cotrip.org  |  Traveler Information Provided by the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) a branch of CDOT

Today's technology now allows for no more guessing about what's happening on the highway, and allows you access to real-time information about the major travel corridors.  Two Twitter accounts that I try to share information and RT (ReTweet) whenever possible are @goI70 and another statewide Twitter handle to check out is @ColoradoDOT.

You can't get any better information than real-time travel cams and twitter feeds sharing updates about travel flows and any accidents on the roads.  Please let us know if you find anything else that will help others find their way in the mountains.  I guess you can always ask your friends on Facebook to see if they're on the highway.

www.twitter.com/@goI70  | Traffic, weather, directions, snow reports for winter and summer sports & travel on I70 mountain corridor, Interstate 70 in Colorado.

There are lots of things you can do to chew up some time while you wait for traffic to disperse itself.  Either start early (before 11 am) or head out later (after 4, maybe even as late as 6 pm).  You can also take the road less traveled, and that's to head south towards Alma and Fairplay over Hoosier Pass and then take Highway 285 back towards Denver.  Or you could head west and hit the hot springs near Buena Vista, but we'll save that for another blog...

PS - we're big online wiki fans, so here's one last online resource that we found that could be helpful for families planning their destination wedding near Breckenridge, Colorado, as Denver is the closest metro area where the major airport is just over 2 hours away.  http://wikitravel.org/en/Denver