Little life update

Hola from San Felipe!

It’s been nearly two months since the last time we spoke *inserts crying emoji face here*

When you go so long without writing it’s difficult to hop back on the blogging train. Where do I start? What do I say? What to catch you up on? To get the blogging ball rolling again I thought I would do a little photo dump for you about the past two months of my life and travels.

  1. Last time we spoke I just started my month working at the Moon Farm Pumpkin Patch in Fruita, Colorado. It was a great way to get kick off the season of fall with the yellow leaves and pumpkins all around. I also learned how to make the best pumpkin pie!
  2. Disneyland, oh glorious Disneyland. The smell of Pirates of the Caribbean, squealing and laughing down the Matterhorn, It’s a Small World for the holidays, Tigger tails and giant turkey legs.
  3. Salvation Mountain and non-photographed Slab City. So interesting! The people are totally cool and the colorful mountain just makes your heart sing.
  4. I’m currently in San Felipe, Mexico which means sunshine and tacos until mid-December. Did I mention I’m obsessed with octopus tacos?

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Stay sunny!

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To the top of Targhee

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There’s me, happy and alive at about 7,000 ft. elevation and almost but not quite at the top of our destination. Happy to sit down and let my lungs take in some air.

Grand Targhee Resort is located in Alta, Wyoming. A hop, skip and a jump from Eastern Idaho. My friends asked if I wanted to take a hike up Targhee Ski Resort where you can see a great view of the Tetons from the top. The hike was 3.5 miles which seemed easy enough to me since I’ve been on many hikes before, hikes much longer than this. However, I did not put into consideration that it was up hill and the elevation level was 5,000 more feet than my lungs are normally used to.

Every mile I thought “Almost there!” NOPE.

“Almost there!” KEEP DREAMING

“Almost there!” PASSING OUT YET?

We finally reached the top of the mountain and it was definitely rewarding. The type of rewarding when you accomplish difficult things. The type of rewarding that makes you shout “F*CK YEAH!” & then there was a beautiful view at the top of the Tetons. It was fabulous.

Once you reach the top of the mountain you can get a free lift down. Well, once we got to the top of our destination a storm was coming! They said they wouldn’t move the ski lift until the thunder had stopped and once they heard it rumble again the timing starts over at another 30 minutes.

Imagine, on top of this mountain surrounded by trees wondering if your death was a approaching due to a lightening strike. Dramatic Mariah being extra dramatic. This is when you decide “Screw it. We gotta get off this mountain!” So we booked it down the mountain. Once we got down it started pouring and hailing. Perfect time to sit and edit photos with some hot apple cider as you watch the sky falling outside the window.

Aside from my near death experience the hike was seriously so gorgeous! I loved that one side of the mountain looked like summer with wild flowers and the other side looked  like winter with snow. So many textures, colors and variety of scenery!

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Wildflowers and Mountain Air

This post about Eastern Idaho is going to be short and sweet because I really can’t come up with all the wonderful words that can explain my time there.

There’s something particularly wonderful about waking up in the morning to sunlight and having fresh coffee along with the mountain air. During my time in Tetonia we spent many mornings on the patio with a breakfast full of fresh sautéed greens and coffee. We sat next to the river stream with a bag of cherries and good conversations. We meditated and ran nude in the wildflowers.

During my time in Tetonia, Idaho my mind was set free a little more and reminded me to breathe a little deeper, stop to smell the flowers, and that I definitely need trips up to the mountains more often.

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