The world is our playground kids, let's go outside to explore. This is such a great trail for kids. The paved trail was perfect for them to scooter in. Lots of little hills to go fast on. Plus we found this log to explore. My brave little two year climbed up on his own. He slipped a few times and I tried to help him up the log but he was adamant to climb it on his own. This is what I love so much about kids. They believe they can do anything and they will try until they do #exploringWithFiveKids#52hikechallenge2018 15/52
Views of Wall Lake on our way up to Forum Peak/Akamina Ridge. One of my favourite hikes in Waterton and is tough not knowing how bad the wildfires have impacted this area. Here’s to hoping trails will start to open for Spring and get back in my happy place
Happy throwback Thursday! Throwing this one back to last November hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park just as the sun was about to rise. With this being the first week of Spring, I’m excited to see this park start to thaw out and explode with wild flowers, trees getting their leaves back, and the wildlife roaming freely through the landscape again.
This was shot on the trail to Emerald lake which starts at the Bear Lake parking lot in the furthest back section of Glacier Gorge. This trail is one of the more picturesque shorter hikes in Rocky Mountain National Park. To get to Emerald lake, you pass by Nymph lake and Dream lake both which are pretty magnificent in themselves. This entire trail should be called the Dream trail as it is really the perfect hiking trail for most with elaborate views the entire time. One thing to keep in mind if you are chasing your dream to visit this park. Get here early. The parking lots fill up on weekends by 9am and even earlier when the summertime hits. ♂️
“Yeah, sing with me, sing for the year
Sing for the laughter, and sing for the tear
Sing it with me, if it's just for today
Maybe tomorrow, the good Lord will take you away
Dream until the dream come true”
"I choose mountains because they are wild and free. I can touch the clouds and almost touch the stars, and when I’m there I feel so much a part of the expansive universe and so much peace."
. // @beckylynnsim
This little gem is from the Tiny House Convention we went to a couple of weeks ago!
We have also recently gotten in to Tiny Houses lately! We watched all of season one of Tiny House living on Hulu, and have scoured YouTube watching all the videos we could find! We are so obsessed with these adorable houses we actually designed and drew up our own
Now seeing them on the tv is one thing, but we needed to see some in person to really get a feel for the space! So imagine how pumped we were when a tiny house convention rolled through town! Seeing how innovative, organized and just beautiful these homes were made us realize that it is totally doable! We could definitely live in a tiny house!
More than just the adorable-ness of the homes themselves, we love the whole idea of not over-extending ourselves. We don’t need a massive house that has 7 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. We don’t want to tie ourselves down to a $200,000 mortgage when we don’t need a $200,000 house! We want to live simply, and in a space that is perfect for us! Our house will be family centered, meaning the biggest roomies spots are where the whole family will fit comfortably! Because that is what is most important to us! there will be space for games too of course!
In the process of deciding we would eventually go Tiny, we started downsizing everything! We went through each room in our apartment one at a time and decided what we needed, and what we could give to goodwill! I even went through my clothes, and am in the middle of the 333 minimalist challenge! We ended up taking an entire SUV trunk full of clothes and things to goodwill to donate! It felt so freeing to get rid of all that unnecessary clutter and prepare ourselves for just a simple and fulfilling life!
What is one area of your life that could use a de-clutter? Maybe it’s physically in your house, or maybe your mind could use a good refreshing:) let us know in the comments so we can encourage you on your journey! #TheCaubleLife •
Have you been to the top of Sawnee Mountain and sat in the Indian Seats yet?!
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