Life has been pretty busy lately, which makes for a dusty camera, and that’s just not ok. Going forward I’m going to have a at least one day a week where I get back to my adventure roots. A hippy day where I jump in the car and see where the road takes me. Until then, here are some pics I have taken to hold us all over.
I finally got to tick off some bucket list items last month. We traveled to Sedona, AZ and then up to Page, AZ.
It was of course very warm there…thank god for Hydro Flasks!
Upper Antelope is a one ended opening that you walk in and out of. Upper is known for its light beams. More than likely if you’ve seen an Antelope Canyon pic, it’s of that!
This was not a pull off the side of the road and go look over the edge kind of visit. There’s a nice walk to get to the actual Canyon, but worth every minute!
In the beginning of April, 5 friends piled into two cars and headed west. We stayed in a very interesting airb&b, which was on a farm. There were turkeys and peacocks that we got to listen to at all hours of the day and night. In fact, we developed a high pitched call of our own to communicate with them. We had a random dance party (Celtic dancers would be so jealous!), and so much laughter.
We also visited two of the most amazing National Parks I’ve ever seen. Three days of hiking, exploring, being stuck in mud, subsequently falling in mud, and lots of picture taking later, we had a fantastic trip. Here are some pictures from our adventure!
Our home for three days:
“Let’s do a sad face pic”. Not sure why I go all gangsta in the back?
As you can imagine, adventures have been had since the Oregon trip. Here’s a re-cap of what I’ve seen so far. Enjoy!
Hanging Lake. The most challenging hike I’ve ever done…because of the snow & ice. There were many moments I felt as though I might tumble off a cliff or break myself (I did fracture a tailbone…but that was nothing compared to what could’ve been!), but I’m damn proud of achieving another bucket list item.
This looks like a waterfall…but no, this was a small Avalanche I somehow managed to snap. It sounded like a train, I can’t imagine if I had been close. Glen wood Springs, Co
I bet that was a hell of a sunset down there!
FINALLY! Capturing a Moose was on my list and I found a lady Moose who was willing to pause for just a second
My tribe and I decided on a Wednesday to fly to Oregon the following Thursday. Very last minute, but exciting nonetheless. Within a couple of hours the technological wizards that we are had booked two different places to stay, a car rental, plane tickets and had developed a quasi itinerary.
Our rental car was an olive green Jeep. Could that BE anymore Pacific Northwest?!
First impressions…Oregon was so green! Colorado has green for a little bit, but certainly not in January! It was 20 degrees warmer than Colorado, so that was nice.
We stayed on the coast for two nights, and spent those two days driving Highway 101 (Pacific Coast Highway), and drinking copious amounts of coffee. We cooked dinner together, we snuggled on the couch watching Golden girls, ran from waves, we risked our lives several times by hanging a tad too close on the rocks during rough seas (sorry Mom!), we sang in the car (mostly me), we had wardrobe changes many times in the car due to being completely soaked, we daringly walked through a dark abandoned train tunnel, learned how cheese was made at the Tillamook Cheese factory, and never found Exit 19 (that one is an inside joke).
On top of all of that, I got to take pictures of some amazingly beautiful places. Enjoy 🙂
Attempting to use a selfie stick. This is the only picture taken with it: