Last week my friend Sam and I drove about two hours from Queensbury to Keene Valley to hike a popular photography spot looking out over Upper and Lower Cascade Lakes. At the summit I was so at peace with my surroundings, taking in the view of the Adirondack Park for a while. Next up on the adventure bucket list is to kayak the Cascades.✌🏻😍⛰🚣🏼♀️ #Adirondacks#getoutside
When one door closes, another door opens... This is a photo of the vista at the top of Mount Mansfield, the highest mountain in Vermont. It was the first day in October and all of the leaves were changing color for the fall. I said there’s only one time of year to see this change. Carpe diem! So I skipped school on a Monday and I hiked 12 miles around that whole mountain and in one day, I experienced every color I could possibly imagine. Vermont is known for its beautiful fall colors. Several people along the trail said “Good for you! I skipped work to be here too.” The next day, I went back to work but with greater appreciation.
Appreciation, I realized, has three meanings in English:
Home cooked food, outdoor exploring, lots of play, and focused time blocking for work... ...the ability to disconnect so you can be present with family during down time... Powerful life change and generational shifts happen when you become aware of yourself and choose your behavior.
And a touch of banana cake can't hurt 😀 "It is not just the Great Works of mankind that make a culture. It is the daily things, like what people eat and how they serve it." - Laurie Colwin
The stoic look you make when you’re trying to figure out your next adventure. Where’s everyone adventuring this weekend? I’m going to Canada for the first time - specifically Niagra Falls. Can’t wait to take some great pictures! 📸: @coreyoung14
Oxygen and hygiene: two vital things that eyes are deprived of with contact lens over-wear. Contacts are incredible devices, especially for those with active lifestyles. But risky habits such as sleeping in your lenses, wearing them beyond the wear schedule, or not properly cleaning and storing them can create a dangerous situation that could lead to infection, scarring, and permanent vision loss. Keep those eyes healthy!
Thanks to @acuvue for my current choice of daily lenses for all of my indoor and outdoor adventures.