“The drive home”
Bit of rain over the Tron yesterday afternoon!
Done with the first flight from New Zealand to Colorado... What time is it even?? ————————————————————————
and I are spending time with my family in Denver and Frisco in the upcoming week. We’re looking forward to creating memories, exploring in new places, and of course family time!
This is where New Zealands "Adventure Race" was held last year!
It included segments of running up these stairs, mountain biking, ocean kayaking, rock climbing, beach running, and mystery activities: a massive waterslide and target shooting 🎯
The reward for crossing the finish line is a big glass of wine
Safe to say I'll be participating in the future 🏁
The truth is there will never be a perfect time to make a hard decision. That’s what makes it hard. We often look at our relationships & careers for that perfect moment... often one of ‘security’ that gives us the illusion that nothing could go wrong. I used to think I had to wait to have the perfect job, a great place to live, solid vehicle & stable income before I got married. But the reality is that I was living in a leaky barn with dollars to my name & a less than fledgling career. I was terrified, scared & full of uncertainty. But in every way possible those struggles are what made my relationship stronger. When you struggle together you see the worst & best in one another. I can’t express how similar this was to quitting college & my job at 19 to pursue photography. Full of the same fear, emotion and uncertainty. Point being ... that if you wait for the perfect moment it probably won’t come.. or even worse, may pass you by altogether. We grow leaps & bounds by struggling with those we love or in a career we are passionate about.
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There's nothing quite like being emersed in a waterfalls environment, it's relaxing sounds, lush surroundings, the smell of fresh water and crisp air that brushes off it 😍
I'm working on a blog post of Mount Brown! There's heaps I want to write about and I can't wait to share it with you!! 💛 Happy Friday everyone! 😊
After venturing into some of the most beautiful snowscapes I've seen in a while, I'm starting to wish I knew how to snowboard. Looks like I'll be adding it to the bucket list for next season! 🏂 •
The Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest. Love these mighty impressive trees.
You don't see what I see, everyday as Wanaka Tree.
Out the window today!
A good quality Waikato Fog this morning!
As far as the eye can see from atop Roy's Peak
The warmth of winter mornings 🧡💛 and no one out
Castlepoint Lighthouse. Wairarapa coastline is so amazing!
Scared of heights? Swing bridges make you sweat? Ever pee your pants in fear? 😱
If you answered YES to ANY of these questions, NZ is the PERFECT place to visit!
There are THOUSANDS of swing bridges, just like this one, to help conquer your fears!
Interestingly, about 70% of the ones I've encountered so far have a maximum load of a single person 😳
A weekend of sunshine and rain. A weekend of laughter and tears. A weekend of fun and sketchy moments. A weekend of understanding and misunderstanding. A weekend of hiking up mountains one day, and driving to the coast to see lazy seals wiggle on some rocks the next.
It was a great weekend away. More of this please.
The name Kaikōura means 'meal of crayfish' (kai – food/meal, kōura – crayfish). This place is known for its abundant wildlife - the sperm whale, southern fur seals and dolphins! On this journey, I got to see a few fur seals from the bus lazing around on the rocks!
This beautiful town was struck by a 7.8-magnitude earthquake back in 2016 which caused unprecedented damages disrupting the coastal highway and railways between Picton and Christchurch. The state highway reopened on 15 December 2017 one year, one month and one day after the devastating earthquake. Work is continuing to be done to bring the road corridor back to its pre-earthquake conditions. As our bus passed by these curvy roads, the traffic was being managed as the curvy roads were equivalent to a single lane. Our bus driver kept checking to see if this highway was opened that day because he would have to take us via an alternate route. Fortunately it was open, and we made it on this route. To learn more about the Kaikoura earthquake recovery, you can visit: http://bit.ly/nztagovt