Thursday, September 7, 2017

Farwell To The Mountains // For Now

Farwell to the mountains
Whose mazes to me
are more beautiful far
than Eden could be
- Davy Crockett



1 day
6 hours
45 minutes
10 seconds

until I board a plane and fly 3,000 miles away.
Until I get to be with my boyfriend again.
For 27 days.

This will be the longest I have ever been away from my family. We shall see how I do. *wink*
I am sad, and nervous, to leave them all for so long but, I miss Josiah. It has been nearly 2 months since we have been together and I feel we really need this time.

Please pray that my flight goes well and I can relax! I will be flying completely alone, for the first time.
Also pray that my time there is blessed and I return with wonderful memories.

I may not be on here again until I am home so, "I'll see you next time on... my blog."
(PBS kids will get it *wink*)




Monday, August 28, 2017

Camping // Photo Dump // I got lonely



Last weekend my family, Grandpa & Sue, and Marissa & Marita, and Kirsten Jean went camping in the mountains. Usually I would be all for roughing it. No internet. No running water. Not even an outhouse for miles. Just me and the mountains. But, this time, it was hard for me to go. I knew that my phone would not work very well up there, and it was hard for me to not be able to talk to Josiah. Super hard.


I feel so bad that I got so lonely up there, and wish I could have just relaxed! I really was grateful to be spending that special time with my family, and being out in the air I love so much. I just am a little crazy at this time. *wink*


We found a flat spot right in view of the mountain, and it truly was breathtaking. We spent two nights up in those mountains. The first day was spent setting up camp, played a little bit of a game, and then we headed off to bed. It was so cold! And I was so lonely.


The next day we took off hiking some trails Grandpa knows from his elk hunting trips. It was so neat to be out there, I have to admit! I loved it!


At the top there was some service and I was able to call Josiah and hear his voice for about five minutes before it quit out on me.


That night I found service right at camp and was able to talk to him on the phone for probably an hour! I wish I could have done that the first night because after that phone call I was way more relaxed!


I apologize family for being such a cry baby *shrugs* *wink* I truly did appreciate being with you all.


Here is a photo dump of the trip!


Filling the tires with air!

Ready to roll

On the road. First sight of Mt. Adams



There she is!


Setting up camp






Supper









Ready for our hike




Tiny but mighty. The sweetest strawberry you will ever taste are the wild ones!



Liberty stung her foot before we left and it was swollen and sore. Chancy carried her a lot of the way.

At the lookout!






Packing up



I would love to go back again someday! But maybe next time Josiah could come along? *wink*