"I guess god made boston on a wet sunday. muted in color and bustling with spirit"
Don't get me wrong- the warm weather and bike-friendly city of Boise has been warm and welcoming. But the chilly days and cozy coats of our New England travels were full of adventure. I thought I would throwback to one of our favorite weekends. A few days spent in Boston with some of our dear friends from Baltimore. Though it was a balmy 38 degrees and rainy the whole time, we didn't let that hold us back. We covered it all: historic architecture, oysters, the Original Sam Adams Brewery, packed coffee houses, Cocktails and BBQ from a Top Chef restaurant, Restoration Hardware flagship store, and mouth watering dim sum. But what made it special were the people we wandered these ancient streets with- and I mean literally 'wandered' as we got lost quite frequently. Lesson learned- Caleb always gets the map.
I'm honored to show off the talent of my dear friend in this post. All photo cred gets thrown her way. Check her out! She is amazing and we were lucky to have her as our personal paparazzi for the weekend! Link to her work below!
Caleb is probably informing us we walked 11 blocks in the wrong direction- again.
After a few days in Denver, we drove through mountains and tundra to Jackson, Wyoming to see the Grand Tetons. I never knew mountains could be this spectacular. No foot hills. Just giant ragged cliffs towering over vast flat land. They are breath taking.
"As I looked- A peculiar exalted sensation seemed to fill my entire being, and I found my eyes in tears. I said with some enthusiasm, 'I have seen the power and the glory of a supreme being. The majesty of His handiwork is in that testimony of the rocks'".
-Layfayette Bunnell 1851
Quick video of our drive through these mountains.
We stayed at the most picturesque place imaginable. Spring Creek Ranch. Because it sits on a foot hill, it has a uninhibited view of some of the best peaks. What we didn't expect, was that this view would also be seen from our private balcony. Let me tell you, this view made for one of the best cups of coffee ever.
"We are in the mountains now and they are in us. kindling enthusiasm, making every nreve quiver- filling every pore and cell of us" -john muir
Caleb managed to get some beautiful star shots. He stood in the field- freezing- at 1am to get them. I opted to stay in bed right in front of the fire.
"everyone needs beauty as well as bread. places to play in, and pray in. where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.
It's taken me forever to post about our two week road trip across the country. I just don't know where to start! We were able to spend a few days in Colorado and stayed with my Mom's childhood best friend. It was a perfect mid-point on our long journey. We enjoyed sunny days at Red Rock Amphitheater, Coors brewery tour, and hiking around Rocky Mountain National Park. My birth-state is pretty beautiful
This will always be one of my favorite states. Go Broncos.