‘Tis the season to get cozy 🔥
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Dreaming of boulder hopping and Tahoe Blues.
Where are you guys spending Thanksgiving this year? 🦃
Mornings don’t get much better than this xx
It turns out that Fall isn’t just a feeling 🍁
It’s not quite #vanlife
but our little ride has taken us to some pretty rad places. We made our way up after work this Friday for this year’s last views of the Milky Way. It’s crazy how far you have to drive to escape the light pollution out here! We didn’t arrive until almost midnight only to return the next day but it was so worth it! I still can’t quite believe it but we got the best sleep we’ve had in months camping in a tent and I think that’s because places like these feel more like home to us than the city. We’ll take these starry nights, dirt roads, mountains, adventures no matter how big or small, friends met on the road and trail, golden views and memories kept. That’s all I know for now. 🙏🏼
We have been seeing a lot of new faces here! We are glad you stopped by and thought we would introduce ourselves with some fun facts! Here goes!
1. This 👆🏼was taken on our all time favorite trip to the Canadian Rockies. ✈️ 2. Brian has his MS in Athletic Training and I have a BS in Exercise Physiology. Neither of us have jobs directly relating to our education so we try to put them to good use while training and on the trail. 👩🏼💼👨🏼💼 3. We are both alumni of WVU and that’s where we met. Brian was my anatomy tutor 😊 let the jokes roll...we also have the best team mascot—The Mountaineer! 🏔
4. 3 years ago we made the decision to move across the country from West Virginia to California and it’s been the best decision of our life! 🚙
5. We are addicted to fish tacos. 🌮
6. Since picking up trail running, backpacking and modifying our diet, we have collectively lost over 100 pounds in the past 2 years!❗️ 7. We have the best dogs in the world—seriously I’m not just saying that. Pepper and Oswald are Australian Shepherds. They are the most energetic, intelligent and affectionate dogs I’ve ever come in contact with! 🐶🐶 8. Although we don’t post often about it(mostly because we don’t have water housing for our camera), we both love surfing! Brian learned while growing up on Long Island, NY and I learned on our honeymoon in the icy waters of Oregon!🏄🏼♀️🏄🏻♂️ 9. We both work full time jobs and are very strategic with our funds and time off in order to travel like we do. Planning is key! 👩🏼💻👨🏼💻 10. Last but certainly not least - Although traveling and exploring the outdoors is so much fun, it will never make us complete or happy. We will always be chasing the next destination or experience. Our only lasting joy comes from our hope and faith in Jesus. ❤️ Now we would love to hear from you! What’s something interesting about you?
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If we had to pick one place that’s felt most like home since moving to California, it would be the Sierra Mountains. It’s here that we’ve found refuge on the weekends. Whether we drove up for 3 days or sometimes just 20 hours, the long drive has always been worth it. I think patience with long road trips is something we are really happy to have mastered since moving out here. For us, it’s worth a 4-6 hour drive (one time it was 10 each way 🙅🏼♀️🙅🏼♂️)up and back just to spend a weekend enjoying our passions and building a life of memories. We can be confident that we took full advantage of our time to ditch the couch for adventure. It could have been easy to sit at home and sleep in and take it easy but we would rather rise early with the sun with a cup of steaming coffee by an alpine lake or on the floor of the desert. That’s what adventure is after all isn’t it? Nobody said it would be comfortable or have ideal weather or circumstances-neither should it be. Adventure comes when things don’t go as planned or you have to put that extra work in. It comes when you least expect it and it certainly doesn’t come from playing it safe.
We will always remember the long hours in the car spent dreaming about the future, the early mornings spent in the dark chasing sunrise while racing up switchbacks and the hikes ending under moonlight so we could catch a beautiful sunset. We will remember the times we spent making new friends the most-long hours on the trail and cold, windy nights camping and learning new skills—bonding over the simple things in life. The 395 feels reminiscent of visiting an old friend because of all the wonderful people we’ve shared our time with there. And yes, it’s worth being a little tired on Monday.
Where do you go to retreat that feels like home?