During Men’s Retreat, we will not: overload your schedule, count your calories, or ask you to mow the lawn. What we will do is provide you with: gourmet meals boasting choice meats, opportunities for spiritual growth and fellowship with godly men, and an open schedule to let you enjoy the mountains and to just let you be. Details & registration @ trcclive.org/events.
The house we stayed at in Estes had a gorgeous view of the mountains (no matter if the sky was bluebird blue or grey) surrounded by pine trees. The humming birds zipped by from sunrise until sunset. The fresh, crisp mountain air is calling me. I would love to be sitting on that deck again. Plus, there were a lot of really cool people staying there that I love. 😘 💙🌲🏔 #estespark#colorado#mountains#hummingbirds#family#mountainair#love#myhome
I love vacationing in the mountains! Hiking, biking, living in Lululemon, no makeup, hair in a ponytail & just being able to breath fresh, cool mountain air, forgetting the outside world! And every now & then meeting a friendly bear.. 😜That’s a REAL vacation!
This mountain made it all the way to Austria last week!
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Oh this picture... my brother and I were down by our favorite water fall. After taking pictures of him, because he never misses a chance for a #photoopt ,he looks at me and says “get up and do something cool and I’ll get some awesome pictures of you.” I looked at home like yeah okay let me get up on this slanted rock and try to kill myself. I politely said back to him “nah I don’t have anything cool to do, I am not a dang yogi.” Well my brother being the stubborn butt he is, don’t know where he got that from 😂 wouldn’t take that as an answer and helped me find something “cool to do, so here is a sloppy looking pistol squat on top of a rock in the middle of a river with a water fall about 100 yards back. ⠀
Why is it that everyone around us can believe in us so freaking much but when it comes to us believing in ourselves we turn the other check and walk away from “uncomfortable” things? If it wasn’t for my brother I would have walked away because taking a photo like this or even doing this was uncomfortable for me. ⠀
I think in life we need those people next to us that will be stubborn butts and push us out of our comfort zones. We need those people who won’t take any excuses as to why we can’t do something. People who will stand beside us and run through a million ideas just to help you figure out the best way to do that thing that is unknown to us. I have been blessed with many of those people in my life and I am more and more grateful for them every single day! If you don’t have those type of people on your life you better find yourself some or you’re missing out my friend! Heck you could even start right here! I will be a person with all those traits for you 😁😉 I already believe in you a million times more than you do yourself!! ⠀
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So many beautiful sights seen.
Beautiful souls met
Beautiful thoughts in the mind.
Beautiful ideas that need to be brought to life...
And I see why there was a Walden’s pond..
I do think I need to make my own Walden’s pond.. well the world could be my Walden’s pond as I adventure and get better at living off the land... basics and practice
Lots of moving this weekend.. beautiful movement in this wonderful world
Everyone should go to @shenandoahnps at least once in their lifetime
I only did one large full circuit hike, making wrong turns and having to reroute etc..
Get off the phone and GPS - be prepared - use your own brain - get lost and then find- you and your direction
The woods and life truly do go hand in hand... **
you can get flustered when you’ve gone 2 miles in the wrong direction - or you can smile take a deep breathe, be grateful that it’s not too hot if it’s raining.. plunge in the waterfall reset your brain and move forward.. be grateful that you have water and shelter and food.. or that you have An amazing body that stores fat to be used as fuel when you don’t have food!!! It truly is a beautiful thing that we all curse... the body wants to help us- listen Nature can be a Bitch but she can also be a beautiful bitch - sing songs to her instead of cursing her and maybe her kindness will show
Life and nature - again - keep a PMA - positive mental attitude - and your whole life will change..
Sometimes - you have to go two miles in the wrong direction and reroute..
And don’t obsess too much over being on the right path- at least you’re on one and it has to go somewhere right?... So many more lessons learned- if you’ve actually read all of my ramblings - thank you- I use this more and more as my blog. And it’s Deff time to create a separate long form blog.. #nature#life#transcendentalism#thought#pensive#be#move#humanBEING#humandoing#breathe#mountainair is better.. #shenandoah#happycamper#campingcampingcamping
Check the hat I’m wearing over at @campingcampingcamping
More on rob and his company to come!! @campingcampingcamping
Such a sweet spot outside of Shenandoah in amazing town Called #sperryville / more to show on that
Walk 14 of #WalkingInTheBrianconnais puts you right on the edge of the region. Col de Bousson sits on the France/Italy frontier and overlooks the Queyras, another remote and little known part of the Alps. The views therefore are a bit different and a bit special. 🇫🇷
Start and finish at the remote hamlet of le Bourget with its lovely little chapel. Climb past a beautiful little lake onto a ridge. Walk along the stunning ridge following the old border markers, skipping blithely back and forth between France and Italy. 🇫🇷
And soon arrive at the col which it is a little tricky to locate so follow the directions closely! Don’t forget to bring your passport 😉😉😉
“It’s a place I couldn’t wait to leave when I graduated from high school in the 1970s and began my vagabond years as a forest fire lookout, history teacher, newspaper reporter, and museum curator. Little did I know that not only would I find my way back to my small town, but I’d fall in love with it and its rich cast of characters. From discovering the story of a woman who helped preserve Gran Quivira as part of the national park system to wandering the booths at the annual Sunflower Festival, Mountainair has settled into me as much as I’ve settled into it. This is the story of my hometown and how I decided to stay.” Read “Rediscovering Home in Mountainair” via the link in our bio.
📷 Marilyn Conway