Will and I took a vacation last week, just the two of us, for the first time in over six years. The last time we traveled together as a couple was back when I was studying abroad in the UK. It was long overdue. We went to Colorado for a week of firsts--first time in Colorado, first time seeing the Rocky Mountains, and first time skiing (in over 11 years). On the drive from Denver to the lodge, we stopped in Central City, an old mining town restored to its period of significance (mid 19th century). Although it wasn't our initial food destination (we were looking for Chipotle), it was a happy accident for my historic preservationist and signage enthusiast self.