When you start moving around you realize our country have some of the dopest spots on the planet. Africa and North America have the most natural wonders in the world. Get out and move around.
There's a reason for the "Grand" in the Grand Tetons.
I tend to be a planner. I know "being present" is the big thing right now and yes I totally agree that we should BE where we are, when we are there. But I also know that I can be more present, less stressed, more relaxed when I properly planned first.
That being said...I think if could see my entire life in front of me, if I could see every choice I make and where it leads me, every trial I overcome, every heartache I endure, every joy I experience, every success I celebrate, every step along the way...I think it would all be too bright, too overwhelming and I'd have to cover my eyes and look away.
There is balance in all things. So I'll plan as much as I can - and then, I'll allow the light of each new day to greet me and know I'll be okay, whatever it may bring with it.
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Great Smoky Mountains, TN. 2018.
The first night we pulled into our campground at Acadia National Park, we were ready for clear weather, after a week of rain. We walked the loop around our campsite and found an inlet to the ocean. It was foggy + misty, subtle blues and muted grays. I lagged behind, the camera and capturing, as always, slowing me down. As Adam and the kids surveyed the rocks and sand, I caught Kaleo looking back at me. He's a herding dog. He doesn't care for attention, he doesn't care where he is - he just knows his job is to keep us all together. I told him not to worry, I was coming, but his glance back, not forward like everyone else, was comforting. We like to know we're not forgotten, we like to know we won't be left behind, and that someone is looking out for us. Sometimes all it takes is a glance back, and letting them know we see them making their way up the hill.
So this is me. This is someone out in the universe, recognizing you in the great gray, through the fog and through the mist. Press forward, know you're not alone, that we're all in this together.
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Another one of the most iconic views of the Monument Valley 🌵
We just loved how these rock formations seemingly spring out of the ground 😁
#monumentvalley #utah #arizona
Can’t help but think of the wild chases of Wile E, Coyote and Road Runner while looking at this landscape 😛
Which cartoons were you growing up with? 🌵
#monumentvalley #utah #arizona
Can you believe these colours are real? 😍😮
What we loved the most about Antelope Canyon is the fact that even though the canyon is very impresive on it's own -the real magic reveals itself through the camera lens! ✨ With the right lighting, the colours of the canyon seem out of this world.
Slot canyon near Page Az.
What’s amazing about a slot canyon is an area so devoid of water, was created by water.
Incoming storm ⛈ -
We love watching storms - especially when they are far away enough (and we're still bathing in the sun like here🤣) Luckily, this one passed us by 😁
☁ #arizona #contrast
Cape Royal North Rim, pretty sure it’s sunset as every morning was clear.
Maybe I should go back and check it out to make sure...
North Rim afternoon action.
Sitting just close enough to the edge to witness this stunning view of the Horseshoe Bend but far enough to be completely safe 😛
Even though I am not afraid of heights - watching people standing right along the edge of the cliff made my heart skip a beat!
What about you, do you prefer to stay on the safe side or are you more adventurous?😜
#horseshoebend #glencanyon #coloradoriver #arizona
In the dry desert sand falls exist, really.....
Temple of Sinawava Trail has a very calming atmosphere. The red of these rocks looks surreal in the sunset light ✨ We had the valley almost all to ourselves 😊
#templeofsinawava #zion #utah
I am happy,
I am beauty,
I am calm,
I am grateful,
I am worthy❤️
On a busy weekend in a busy National Park it’s hard to find solitude, but totally possible. Found this little grove off the side of the road to post up at, read my Linguistics book and smoke some Tangie🍊🍁🌬
Will definetly be returning here on a weekday for further exploration🌟 Who’s coming with?
Elk breeding season is underway! Get outside and listen to the bull elk bugling - a squeal like whistle to attract cows and declare their dominance to other bulls. #wildlifewednesday
Everywhere we looked in Zion park we were amazed at this beautiful combination of lush green trees, bright red rocks and perfectly blue sky 😍😍
These should be the colours on the park’s flag, do you agree? 💛
W H E R E W I LL Y O U G O ? 💫
Reenactment of May 10, 1869 at Promontory summit Utah Territory as the last railroad spike is driven in connecting 1,776 miles of rail as part of the westward expansion. The two railroads were the Central Pacific from Sacramento, California and Union Pacific from Omaha, Nebraska. The replica engines are the wood burning Jupitor 60 and the coal burning Union Pacific 119. The Golden Spike National Historic Site rails are at the exact location where the railroad was joined.
Golden Spike National Historic Site featuring 1.7 miles of track relaid on the original roadbed where rails from Atlantic joined Pacific and Replicas of the Jupiter and Union Pacific 119 #railroad
When this Chalet style Hotel the Many Glacier opened in July 4, 1915 it was termed as the "Gem of the West". Using the Great Northern Railway Glacier National Park was a destination resort and promoted as the "American Alps" to attract rich Americans to journey west which is why it has a Swiss chalet style to it. #glaciernationalpark