Our first introduction to the Alps was the Italian Dolomites, also known as Alpe Di Suisi. We were blown away. Absolutely floored. We thought, having grown up in Colorado, that we knew what big mountains looked like. We were wrong. Just. Plain. Wrong.
I was so surprised by how massive these mountains were, and the emotional reaction they sparked in me! I honestly felt scared by their presence. Not because they are menacing, but because they are so large, and they made me feel so small.
Even so, I am so thankful for this experience. I have never been swept away in this way before. I will be pondering this feeling for years to come.