Dreaming of the peaks and pines today...
My ticket west is for less than two weeks from now. 😊 ⛰ ⛺️ 🎒 I picked up some replacement gear and made/dehydrated unstuffed peppers (with garden-fresh kale, tomatoes, and onions, courtesy of @heartfeltfarm) while taking a rest day today.
📷: Colorado Trail, my 2017 thru-hike
Watching the sunset on Lone Eagle Peak was an unbelievable experience. We sat there in aw thinking to ourselves that the curtain was going to be dropped and this view would be gone. It just didn't seem real.
Swipe for full Pano. Hiked Mt. Bierstadt a few weeks ago, our first Colorado 14er. Hiking 14ers is a Colorado right of passage and a point of bragging rights to many. While challenging yourself at altitude is fun, I find the hikes to alpine lakes and streams to offer better views and also enough challenge. This won't be my last 14er but I also won't be conquering all 58 of them. I can't believe I'm saying this, but don't believe the 14er hype. Also, stop it with your elevation signs.
I think I cry once a day because we are a month out from sending our oldest to Kinder and yesterday I started crying when I thought about the zoo and all of our zoo dates and that he’s not little anymore and then my mind took me to the first time we went to the zoo and one of the pictures I took of him which made me cry even more [i know. I shouldn’t do this to myself] so today we went to the zoo because it’s our best summer yet and tomorrow can’t wait.
Estes Park never disappoints! It’s so gorgeous in Rocky Mountain NP! We got to see Elk, and 3 moose which was a first for us to see that many! And who doesn’t love to see a mama with her baby in the wild❤️ I always take a picture or video of the sky when we get the chance to get to 12,000 feet elevation or above because I’m fascinated by how the clouds look like they float just out of reach.
I’m so grateful to live in a beautiful this country and have the freedoms that I do. And I’m grateful to live in such a beautiful state that still has wild places like this❤️💙 Happy 4th!!! 🎇
While traveling I was often embarrassed, and timid when it came to claiming what country I was from.
Americans have reputations if being loud, boisterous, arrogant and our current president was the laughing stock of every country we went to.
I’m so GRATEFUL, I’m from a country where free fresh clean water is easily accessible: wow!
I’m grateful I’m from a country that imports and farms enough food that I have the luxury of eating vegan or vegetarian— freedom— I have the choice to decide what to feed myself.
I have the freedom to watch what I want, decide what I want.
Libraries and our access to internet make knowledge so accessible.
I’m grateful for a many things— so while my feelings of my country are always a melting pot of mixed reviews and opinions; today, I am grateful for these happy things.
Happy Independence Day young United States🇺🇸💕🌅🌏.