Big Island / Hawaii

Recent vacation to visit my sister on the Big Island of Hawaii. Oh how I miss these beautiful moments already. <3

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Honda 2016 HR-V Adventure / Washington State

Thank you to Honda for loaning me the 2016 Honda HR-V for a weekend! I had such a great time exploring Washington State in this beautiful ride. This was such a wonderful opportunity that I am so thankful for. Honda is where it’s at! Go test drive one of these babies at your nearest Honda dealership! :-D

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Lake Coeur d’Alene

This summer has been a HOT and busy one. Hope you all have been enjoying your summer and have been staying cool. I had a great time visiting Lake Coeur d’Alene. Lots of biking, hiking, swimming, paddle boarding, boating, and relaxing with my boyfriend and his wonderful family. You should definitely check out this place!

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Heather Lake Hike / Granite Falls, WA

My boyfriend, our friend from Canada, and I hiked up to Heather Lake in Granite Falls, WA. We had intended on hiking Mt. Pilchuck but we were moving slow and managed to get a little lost along the way. All happens for a reason right? Well, Heather Lake’s trailhead is before Mt. Pilchuck’s (had no idea it even existed). Thankful it worked out the way it did because it was SOOO beautiful! We ended up hiking beyond the lake and up to the glorious waterfalls. Joe and I were uncomfortably close to one of the icecaves caving in. It collapsed in seconds, letting out a roar and crack that shook the earth. I was terrified. But that’s just nature doing her thing. It’s the hottest time of the year. Do NOT go in the icecaves, no matter how tempting they are! We enjoyed a nice meal on the rocks and basked in the last bits of sunlight that were gleaming over the mountain top. Beautiful day and thrilling adventure, spent with our dear friend from the land up North. I would highly recommend that you check out this hike. :-)

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Twin Tunnels / Yakima, WA

The Twin Tunnels are located in the sage-covered desert between Yakima and Ellensburg. I hiked up in my flats (not a good idea). We saw rattlesnake skins throughout our little adventure (thankful we didn’t see any live ones).  Some of the basalt cliffs rise more than 2,000 ft. We hung out above the tunnel on these rocks, overlooking the highway and the Yakima River. It was a beautiful day and we were very thankful to watch the day drift into sunset. 

*Here is an old photo from back in the day when the tunnels were in use.

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