The White Sands National Monument was a must-see for me while in New Mexico. Thanks to Instagram, it quickly joined my bucket list (along with Iceland!).
All in Nature
The Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm is a bed and breakfast and farm with 25 acres of lavender fields, cottonwood trees and gardens.
Full disclosure: I've never camped a day in my life.
My favorite part about living in the city is that we can drive to a different town and beach at any moment because it's close enough to not feel like too many hours in the car, but far enough to feel like we've gotten away for a day.
“Consider the subtleness of the sea; how its most dreaded creatures glide under water, unapparent for the most part, and treacherously hidden beneath the loveliest tints of azure. Consider also the devilish brilliance and beauty of many of its most remorseless tribes, as the dainty embellished shape of many species of sharks. Consider, once more, the universal cannibalism of the sea; all whose creatures prey upon each other, carrying on eternal war since the world began. "
― Herman Melville, Moby Dick
I've never been whale watching before, so when my sister got all of us tickets for my birthday in July, I was BEYOND thrilled about the prospect!
It's incredible that we're able to venture out, far out, into the Atlantic ocean, where deep, DEEP waters hide these wondrous creatures and if you're lucky you get to hang with the whales for a bit. How awesome is that? I can't even...
Smooth, gentle, ENORMOUS. I felt very small. We all did.
Come with me to Gloucester, Massachusetts where we set off from Cape Ann one early morning...
If you follow me on Instagram, you may recall that we were in Vancouver a couple of weeks ago.
I had never been before, and had always heard how beautiful Vancouver is, how green, how lush, how the mountainsblahblah blah.
You guys, SHE IS A THING OF BEAUTY!!
Here's a 2.5 hour walk to and from Stanley Park.
You know how you picture "skiing in the mountains" to be? Snow, skiis, hot chocolate, a log cabin, a fireplace and alpine sweaters?
That's exactly what Stowe Mountain Lodge is like! We even lucked out with maple taffy treats courtesy of Slopeside Syrup, scored a free gondola ride to the top and back, while having a great view of my hubby skiing down.
All in all a good ski weekend, I'd say!