Transit day to Dumont Dunes for the first day of the Marathon Leg. Tonight teams will self-camp in Dumont without the services of Base Camp. Nothing like being on the open road! 📷 @timcalver #rebellerally2017#jointheRebelle
🌹😀“I think that travel comes from some deep urge to see the world, like the urge that brings up a worm in an Irish bog to see the moon when it is full.” – Lord Dunsany 😄 Don’t you enjoy going on holidays? Tag your bestfriend that you want to travel with ! 👒🍡🌝
It was amazing to see the forest morph and change as you slowly move through 180km of forest terrain. I saw so many different assemblages as we move through elevations and from coast to lakes and back to coast. This was from a nice, gently section of trail on the final day. It was a nice change from the snowy mountain we started our day on. #sunshinecoasttrail#wearewildness
Take a break from the pursuit of perfection, nothing is the kind of perfect that society makes you believe it should be. You are what you are in this moment, nothing more, nothing less, and that's the kind of 'perfect' you should always strive for. From that base point, be your best version.
"Finally made it out to @lebonmelange in Gungahlin and it was so worth it. All the food was scrumptious, good coffee served with a generous dose of Canberra sun. Took a lot of strength not to walk out with all the pastries." We're very impressed with your willpower, @megan_sparke! #VisitCanberra
On Friday night, we got word of a forest fire that had just started a few miles from our campsite and was rapidly spreading, so we all jumped in our trucks and smashed out there to try and contain it. When we arrived, to our horror, multiple trees were fully engulfed and the flames were rapidly spreading through the underbrush and thick blanket of pine needles. Luckily @n_freed and @zicknmay were convinced we would be able to build a break and set everyone to work with the rudimentary tools we had on had - a shovel, an ice axe, and a blanket. After about an hour, we had stopped the spread of the fire and the fire department arrived to help extinguish the still burning trees. The heat burned all of Zick's arm hair off, I melted my boots, and everyone was covered in soot and ash. I'm not sure what would have happened had @zicknmay and @ingagamst not seen the fire and got us to help fight it, or if @macdog_outside and @leahkimm and myself didn't spring to immediate coordinated action in trying to contain the fire in some way in stead of letting the sheer panic of the situation overcome us. I've never felt such intense heat and been shook to my core with terror like I was that night, but I'm forever thankful for the people I'm surrounded with who are always ready to take on any challenge, no matter how seemingly insurmountable. What a dang wild night in the woods. LESSONS LEARNED: BE PROACTIVE, STAY VIGILANT. #excursionalways
Haystack Rock, Cannon Beach. Probably one of the most popular places to visit along the coast (not my personal fav.) One of the restaurants that's equivalent to BJ's was charging 17 dollhairs for 2 fish tacos. Made me giggle, since San Diego has the best fish tacos, for a fraction of the price. Lolz. I suppose touristy areas can get away with that. #LostInTrillium
But it's hard to stay mad when there's so much beauty in the world. Sometimes I feel like I'm seeing it all at once, and it's too much, my heart fills up like a balloon that's about to burst... And then I remember to relax and stop trying to hold on to it, and then it flows through me like rain and I can't feel anything but gratitude for every single moment of my stupid little life... You have no idea what I'm talking about, I'm sure. But don't worry, you will someday.
Ohio is Almost Over .
We are headed back to Iowa tomorrow morning. Ohio has been great to us. Spending time with family is our favorite hobby 😊
This is our entry for #pupcalendar2018 hosted by @pupfluence
Give me five.
Every Monday we give you something to have mad love and gratitude for to set your mind right for the week.
This #MAHALOMONDAY goes to another day to wake up, open my eyes, and appreciate the magic that each day brings.
Photo by honu high fiver @galen.neil