This is Isabelle riding Thunder Mountain, near Bryce Canyon National Park. And this is an extract from our "Second Month on the Road" blog post:
"After visiting a few major points of interest (Yellowstone National Park, Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Bryce) and after riding a few major mountain bike trails, we will go ahead and say that we rather much ride our bikes! Don’t get us wrong; these places were AMAZING, but it felt somewhat like going to the mall on a weekend (even if we were visiting off-season): you get there, drive your car to consume viewpoints after viewpoints, wait in line for your turn to shot the same pictures as everyone else, and keep doing this until you checked all the flyer’s points of interest or until your body can’t take it anymore (for some reason going to the mall is the worst for my body). Just like your favorite beer taste MUCH better after a bike ride, seeing nature gets much, much better during our bike rides. We climb, sweat, improve, descend steep lines, drop, jump, almost fall but save it, get emotional, it’s fun, so much fun. And while doing this, we get to ride AMAZING landscape & terrain, very similar to the neighboring national parks. We feel closer to nature, we feel we’re lucky to be there, to have it for us at this very moment. It’s hard to describe, but life’s good when you live it. You know what we mean if, you too, you are having fun out there; paragliding, kayaking, backcountry skiing, climbing, basejumping, … it doesn’t matter how you live your passion, but living your passion out there make you feel like it’s the best day of your life. There were many days like that in the last month…"
A week of gratitude.
Today, rigjt now, what are you grateful for?
I'm grounding into the intention that we all have on our lips this Thanksgiving week and really letting it soak into all areas of my life.
I am grateful.
It's not about being complacent with what I have. It's about seeing how much abundance I already have, and how much more is out there if I just keep looking around for it, working toward it.
Metta Monday also reminds me to share that gratitude with others. Because when we are kind to each other and our planet, we notice how much kindness is reflected back.
Today I am grateful for the city where I live. The gorgeous trees that line the streets and let just enough light to peek through. I think they are the keepers of the magic, here.
I'm grateful for the weather never getting too cold. And for all the beautiful souls I have had the pleasure of meeting and connecting with here.
💥😉'Our happiest moments as tourists always seem to come when we stumble upon one thing while in pursuit of something else.' Lawrence Block
🐶🌹Where are your favourite destinations to go?🌷
🌚🙋“We must go beyond textbooks, go out into the bypaths and untrodden depths of the wilderness and travel and explore and tell the world the glories of our journey.” – John Hope Franklin
❣️🏝What are your fantasy destinations to visit?⭐️
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This time round we stayed in the midst of padi fields!
Almost half of the padi fields are already harvested. Luckily there are a few padi fields left for us to see.
It was windy that night but Elisha slept so soundly. I'm thinking the sound of the wind is a natural white noise and the slight rocking of car due to the wind is a natural cradle. 😂