I just got back from the most exquisite vacation I have ever been on in the Great Sand Dunes National Park in Colorado. I came to meet a dog friend that I had met on Instagram who, it turns out, had also worked at Glamour magazine but in the UK. Kate Matheson is now at Zapata Ranch, a working on a ranch in Southern Colorado.
When Kate moved out West she got her first dog from a friend who was about to take Pepe to a shelter as it was not the perfect match for he and her friend. Not so with Kate; the two immediately hit it off. Kate took Pepe to live at the Ranch. "Zapata is a 103,000 acre working Cattle and Bison Ranch set in the most unique location, backing on to the Great Sand Dunes National Park. It was a steady transition from working in magazines to living on and running a ranch but I had fallen in love instantly with the west after beginning work on a ranch in Montana in 2008."
"Helping promote the original American dream at Zapata isn't difficult when the landscape does most of the work for you." I would say I have to agree. The experience was sublime and here are some of the characters I met while I was there with my husband.