Hikes, travels, and adventures big and small

Explorers are we, intrepid and bold,
Out in the wild, amongst wonders untold.
Equipped with our wits, a map, and a snack,
We’re searching for fun and we’re on the right track!
- Bill Watterson, The Indispensable Calvin and Hobbes
The humidity this day was thick enough to chew on, The humidity this day was thick enough to chew on, but sure was worth it πŸŒΊβ›°οΈ And this was just the start of the views -- as we kept going up, it felt like we were able to see half the island (Kauai's not quiiiite that small, but the views felt huge!) #topoftheworld #islandofadventure
Just hanging out at picnic tables behind a brewery Just hanging out at picnic tables behind a brewery, soaking in the view. Contemplating a move just so this could be my view every day πŸ˜‰ 😍 πŸ’›

#pnwlife #mthoodmagic #brewandview
A little chunk of Germany... in Oregon πŸ₯¨πŸ» Co A little chunk of Germany... in Oregon πŸ₯¨πŸ» Complete with glockenspiel, beer halls, brass bands, and, you guessed it, weiner dog races! πŸ˜†πŸ™ƒπŸΆ #iloveoregon #oktoberfest #ohheyfall
The humidity was thick enough to chew on, but the The humidity was thick enough to chew on, but the views were so expansive that it felt like we could see half the island even before we got to the top πŸ¦…β˜€οΈπŸ’¦πŸ˜… #pushon #tothetop but #ohthehumidity
No matter how many photos I've seen and taken of t No matter how many photos I've seen and taken of this place, none come close to the magic of the real thing 🌟

#go #adventuretime #makeithappen
So much old, so much new. Somehow feeling just rig So much old, so much new. Somehow feeling just right, all swirled together.

#thisistokyo #getoutthere #oldandnew
It may have been a little much to cram in a bullet It may have been a little much to cram in a bullet train from Tokyo to Kyoto, a sort of intense journey to our new lodgings, and a 2 mile walk to the base of this temple.... Followed by a hike through these gates that was much longer and steeper than I'd realized. Whoops!  Fortunately we didn't run across any of the wild boars featured on warning signs all up and down these paths πŸ™ƒπŸ˜³β›©οΈ #whoops #unexpectedadventures #whataday
This fuzzy little champ will turn 16 at the end of This fuzzy little champ will turn 16 at the end of this year, and even still I had to run to keep up with him at a couple points along this trail. πŸ₯ΎπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ˜… #dogventures #oldman #fuzzbucket
As our #armchairadventures continue, we find ourse As our #armchairadventures continue, we find ourselves near the top of Mt Baxter in Maine. The skies look super ominous and you try to call out a warning, but alas... this was 7 years ago and me-of-the-past can't hear you πŸ˜¬βš‘β›ˆοΈβ €
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#spolieralert we did not get struck by lightning, but some of my youthful sense of immortality definitely got solidly zapped in our thunderous scramble back below treeline.β €
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#whoops #somuchadrenaline #atadventuresβ €
Escaping a drizzly winter day in the valley to eme Escaping a drizzly winter day in the valley to emerge onto a sunny coast is an indescribably beautiful thing πŸ™Œ

#pnwlife #hellosunshine #getoutthere