The road have given us a new perspective on life. It has shown us just how much more is out there. Here are a few more pictures from our hikes over the last few days. Yesterday, we hiked Arches National Park in Utah. A few days before that we met up with some friends from back home who were also traveling through Page, AZ. We enjoyed catching up and explored some beautiful slot canyons together. Get outside and explore!
This photo perfectly captured our day. We started in the desert of Utah hiking Delicate Arch in Arches National Park then finished the day in the Colorado mountains. We feel grateful to have experienced so much of Arizona and Utah but we’re beyond excited to get back to the cooler weather the mountains have to offer.
Feeling the burn, in two senses of the word 😂 - Lloyd and I will readily admit we have an unhealthy relationship with portion control, ie, we have no self control. Especially when it comes to sweet food. After dinner, we will easily polish off an entire packet of biscuits, or accidentally eat our way through two bars of chocolate (like last night...)! So when we aren’t hiking, or city visiting, we’ll whip out our latest additions to the van, 2 kettlebells and some resistance bands and do a little workout. It’s normally only 10minutes because ceebs, but it makes us feel like we deserve the sweets, and that’s all that really matters 😂
No Pricks Allowed. . . This rug might be my favourite purchase for the van yet! • Sometimes I feel like I have to be everybody’s friend. Here’s a truth, I don’t. Neither do you. Do you ever feel you have to? Pressured to be someone’s friend, doesn’t that sound toxic. Sometimes people come in and out of your life. Sometimes they come in for a little while and never return. Sometimes they come to teach you things. Both good and bad. Lately I’ve realized it’s best to have a group of friends that makes you feel nothing but the good feels. You don’t have to be friends with everyone, but you should be friend-ly to everyone. • Have people ever made you feel less than? Have people ever made you question who you are? Have small minded people ever talked negatively about you behind your back? Truth is, people are probably going to get caught in that act. People are going to try and bring you down. THOSE ARE NOT YOUR PEOPLE. Those are the pricks that are not allowed in our safe spaces. If I could I’d buy this rug for each and every one of you, just as a cute reminder. To keep the pricks out. . . 💋 • This van is my home, our home. My safe space, our safe space. I’m taking a big Canadian step here in saying... “I am so not sorry that there are no pricks allowed here.” • 🌵 • Can you relate with this real-ness?
Great day hiking at Springbrook and finish off with a Bacon & Egg roll #springbrooknationalpark#vanlifers#roadtrippin#roadtripaustralia#ourroadtrip#campervan#vanlifediaries#vandwellinglife#vancamping#vancamper#vwcampervan#vwcamper#vanlifecampers#vanlifeexplorers#vanliving#outcamplife#homesweetvan#homeonwheels#vanlifeadventure#campovans#vanliferevolution#vanlifeideas#vwcampervan#roadtriplife#roadtrip##ourhomeonwheels#vanlife#vwlt35camper
another successful @vanlifediaries gathering in the books. these are really special now, 4 years later, as they've become a sort of family reunion for some of us that started this journey and met in the woods so many years ago. the connections now span worldwide. so good to see everyone again and make new connections ♡ love you all and grateful for you
El monte Cervino o Matterhorn, símbolo de toblerone, frontera natural entre Italia y Suiza, quinto monte más alto de los Alpes con sus 4478m. Y desde luego desde esta vista impresiona pero nada tiene que ver a la imagen que aparece en el famoso chocolate. Así es que aún estando en "Europa" notamos que nuestro punto de vista suele ser muy diferente en comparación al de aquí. A nosotros, esta experiencia nos está permitiendo abrir nuestra mente y conocer Suiza a fondo. . Y tú, cuando viajas te gusta conocer tu entorno y mezclarte? O eres más cohibido y te quedas observando?
The Grand Canyon was beautiful. We arrived Saturday afternoon and walked the rim trail, taking in all the different lookout points. We later joined a group of other campers to watch the sunset. It is quite amazing that people gather, sit and watch nature’s beauty. Yesterday morning we hiked into the Canyon and gained an entirely different perspective. Nature is neat.
This PROPOSAL was FOUR years ago 🤗!! This sweetheart (Joe) proposed to one of the most surprised people to ever get proposed to....ME (Kristyn)! 💍 . . We were 5+ years into dating & I truthfully didn’t care about a piece of jewellery to show how much we loved each other. . Since I had no idea, & Joe also knew I was not interested in planning a wedding...with the help of @triciavictoriaphoto we got married 2 months & 3 days later! . The thing that stands out the most to me that day is not the ring itself (although it was pretty adorable, he took my sister to a jeweller to design one from the random things I had said over YEARS), but it was all the thought he put into it: Joe saved every month for one year (for the girl who could care less how much a ring cost 🙄). He planned it for 4 months after designing the ring, he asked my Mom and Dad in a carefully orchestrated dinner date where he swapped places with my sister 🥰 (she told him to make sure he told them she wasn’t coming when he showed up at the restaurant instead of her), got two dozen roses 🌹 that made a trail from a big sign that lead to a poem he put onto a slideshow, decorated a gazebo with curtains, lights, candles, flowers and hired @paulwoidamusic to be the final surprise who serenaded us with my favourite song 🎶 (and then he ate dinner with my family/played us songs all night while we danced) and I repeatedly shouted “this is the wedding” ...and then later he also sang at our wedding (that Joe convinced me to have after we ran away to get married just the two of us first) a couple months later. . I’ll never forget the feeling that day. Joe and I don’t buy material gifts for birthdays or Christmas. We like to instead celebrate anniversaries and reminisce + enjoy each other’s company.💕🥰🤓 . Basically, it’s moments and experiences that connect us, not the things that we buy. Wow, this got long. Sorry, not sorry. #forus