Wednesday, October 1, 2014

To the Mountains!


A lot of these photos are going to look similar and that's because no matter where we went on this particular hike, the mountains never seemed to get any closer or change in size. Though they remained ever elusive to us that day, I kept taking pictures of them, hoping to get closer around each bend of the trail. 


Isn't that tree amazing? Apparently there was some major flooding in the Boulder area in the last winter/spring and you can see some of the effects of that on the tree to the left. All the debris wrapped itself around the trunk, but attempts to take it down the stream with them were thwarted.

See the tiny human? It's Chris! 

After our hike we headed out to get a lunch up in the mountains. When we came over the rise in the road it took a second for our eyes to adjust but then we saw that the scene in front of us wasn't just a continuation of clouds to the blue horizon but white capped mountains! Loved this stretch of road. I wanted to just keep on driving along it.

Where we ended up was pretty grand itself. And this lovely truck awaited us across the road. We went to the Sundance Cafe and ended up with a great meal! We had pretty much great food wherever we went. Not organic, grass-fed, whatever-you-call it type food but good, American, diner-type food which I love.

Hot cocoa everywhere I go. 

I love this shot that Chris got through the car window. He's a budding photographer (much to his dismay since this shot came after me going "take the picture! take the picture! Now! Quick! Oh man. I think you missed it. Did you?" ...he may sometimes have a difficult time on vacations with me...


Thursday, September 25, 2014

Coloradooooo


Red Rocks! Welcome to the entire reason for our visit to Colorado. After our visit though, we'd come back for this place and much more and hopefully for longer. This was our first chance to head west in the US together, I believe, ever? Yes, ever. I loved it. It was just the sunshine we needed. 


Can you see Denver there in the background? What a beautiful view, I will never go to a better concert venue. IF there is one, please tell me, we'll hurry our way on out there! We took one trip to Denver within our time in Colorado and weren't as impressed with it as with Boulder but more on that later.

 
Behind the stage and stairs were multiple trails and though Chris and I really didn't plan to do any hiking that day, we found the shortest trail and took to it. We ended up hiking all day that day...whoops! But look how beautiful! I have a few friends who live in Colorado and I couldn't help but imagine Chris and I having these trails in our backyard. I don't honestly want to leave Rochester, we're definitely not moving any time soon, but how amazing to have sun ninety percent of the year and these trails to explore during those days??

More on Red Rocks and the concert we went to soon!




Monday, September 22, 2014

5k for Kalama!


I've been editing pictures lately (really, I have) to get ready for some very overdue posts but in the meantime something else has my attention and it is this: the 5k for Kalama that is being run on October 4, 2014 in Mendon Ponds, NY! Erin Hanlon is the organizer of this event that sponsors the Kalama Project. I've included a bit from their website next:

"In June, 2009 we began a mission project with Kalama, Kenya.  Kalama is the hometown of Father Dominic Munini who had been in residence at St. Mary’s in Canandaigua, NY for five years as he completed a Bachelor’s degree in biology from St. John Fisher College and a Masters at SUNY Brockport.
Father Dominic outlined three critical needs in his village:
  • Potable Water
  • Access to Education for High School and College Aged Youth
  • Access to Health Care
The money raised has made such a dramatic difference in the lives of over 1,200 residents of Kalama.  For the first time, the women and children no longer need to walk two miles each way to the river to hand-carry polluted water into their village which was not safe to drink or cook with."
The money raised from this 5k goes 100% to continue the support begun over 5 years ago.

“Water is life” - Father Dominic


If you're interested in joining us at this event, or even interested in volunteering on the day of (see Erin's email on the link), check out this page and register online here!

When you register you're guaranteed a fun time (obviously) but also, first come first served on the remaining t-shirts and then if you get top 3 in your age group you can look forward to the cinch bag on the right as a prize!


Wondering what the course looks like? Check it out:


To look at a more interactive map, click here and enjoy! It's got some hills but what's a workout if not challenging? In fact, as you're running (or walking) through the grass and hills you can take solace in the fact that there are a few dozen boys in Machakos, Kenya running a 5k with us in solidarity!

Hope to see a lot of you there!



Wednesday, September 17, 2014

High Fives are my Favorite



This guy is just so happy, it totally makes my day. I've decided to stop promising blog posts that I can't keep BUT I am editing pictures this week so maybe something will pop up here soon. But for now *high fives* all around!

Thursday, July 3, 2014

I want to be this little guy...

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found via (go there for even more fun)



Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Laughs for Tuesday

This is what I'm posting today because this all makes me a whole lot of happy and thinking about how I'm failing to post all the Colorado events stresses me out for some reason. Maybe I'm past the point of sharing in detail and Instagram is as good as it's going to get? It's not. I still want to do this for remembering purposes (my poor failing brain really hangs onto nothing past a few months) but anyway, here are some laughs to get you through your Tuesday:

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Dr Who reference? Yes. All day.


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I just really like this dog, luckily I haven't had too many problems needing solving. 
Offers of glasses of water unasked makes me smile like this though. 

California Rollin. Every time.



Yep, that's all. See you next week with Colorado. Maybe. Hopefully.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Here comes the Sun!

Most of you that know me know that I'm a sucker for sunscreen. I will apply is every two hours for the rest of my life, rain or shine as long as I'm outside. I haven't taken it to that level where you even wear it indoors. But that's just me. If you want to join me, these are my new and old recommendations:


Tried and True: Lance may not be high on my list of favorite people but I'm loving their health and beauty products. Especially this guy (buy it here).

New: I'm liking everything that the Honest Company is putting out there so far. Though I haven't tried this yet, I checked it out on my trusty guide to chemicals and all things beauty-ingredients and looks good to go! Get it here.


If you already have a sunscreen you love, head on over to this site to check on it's hazard rating and see what its ingredients might be subjecting you to. And then, go get in that sunshine, honestly, we don't get enough of it around here!



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