Saturday, July 28, 2012

Doors of Tallinn

I finally created this collage of the doors of Tallinn, Estonia from our trip. I fell in love with the doors there the minute we got into town. I didn't realize how many cool pictures I got and I didn't even use them all. I wonder what else was there that we weren't able to see.
I still think about our trip often and the cool things we were able to experience. It definitely was worth the time and money we spent going. I'll never forget the people I met and the things I felt. I'm a big believer that everything happens for a reason, whether or not we choose to learn and grow from our experiences is up to us. Just remember when one door closes another opens :)

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Cascade Falls

Yes I'm the one that screams like a little girl.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Potato Lake

{Friday July 6}
Our new destination is a place called Potato Lake between Silverton and Durango. Reed's two brothers and nephew joined the crew. It was a short but pretty hike.

The main thing Reed wanted to do this weekend was to catch some delicious fish. At Highland Mary's he left his bait (worms and marshmellows) outside the tent and some animal came and stole them. Reed got some more bait for Potato Lake to catch some serious fish.
He fished all day and I was seriously bored, fishing is not my favorite sport. I took a nap. Took a walk around the lake. Went on a little hike. Took a swim in the lake and Reed still hadn't caught anything. I went over to the boys fishing to see what the problem was. I convinced Reed to let me try. It only took two casts and I had a fish! haha Reed wasn't too happy about that one. He continued to try all night and still didn't get anything where just about everybody else did.

So Reed cooked up my fish instead :)
Reed got up bright and early the next morning and caught 4 fish. Or so he says nobody actually saw them :)
We left Potato Lake for one more adventure for the weekend... Cascade falls. A place where you go waterfall jumping in the most freezing cold water! But it was awesome and so worth it.
 More to come on that later... But it was an awesome fun filled weekend!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Highland Mary's

{Thursday July 5} 
Reed and I decided to take weekend off to go have some fun in the mountains while some family was in town. We decided to go to Highland Mary's past Silverton, CO. Silverton is such a cool town I always like visiting.
We finally got to the trail Thursday afternoon right before it started raining.

We had to stop along the way to put all our rain gear on.

 We finally reached the top after 2 steep miles later. The top is over 12,000 ft in elevation. It was still pouring and gloomy.

 The fog was thick!

We pretty much stayed in our tents when we got there till morning because it didn't stop raining and rained all night as well.

{Friday July 6}
We woke up to the sun but you could see dark clouds coming and we didn't like that especially since we were above tree line and had no other shelter.

We decided to pack up camp for a different place before Reed's two brothers came up that was lower in elevation. We definitely want to go back though when its not during the rainy season because it doesn't make it much fun when you are stuck in your tent the whole time.

When we were all scrambling to get in our tents when it started pouring Reed handed me his shoes on my side of the tent and told me to put his boots under the rain fly, well they didn't make it under all the way when I thought they did. By morning his boots were soaking wet so this is Reed's invention to get his boots dry. His nick name is "Mr. Good Idea" after all.