Destination Dream Land

Less than 30 days until Daniel and I leave on out third summer road trip together. Year one was fantastic, year two was special, but year three is going to be the best so far!

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I am overwhelmed and filled with pure excitement all at the same time. Year one everything was new and very fast paste. I remember not even wanting to get my camera out because I knew that we would be moving on from the place we were at too quickly for me to get inspired or really spend time getting the photographs that I wanted. Year two we embarked on our adventure just two weeks after our wedding.  It was wonderful being able to spend time alone with each other, experiencing the adventures of the outdoor world. And year three we will be pushing ourselves out of our comfort zones. We are bracing ourselves for seeing beautiful things and taking the time and effort to pause and focus. Also, our hope is to a lot of new friends along the way!

I'm decent at making goals, but when the only person determining if I am going to meet them is myself, I don't always see them met. This summer, however, Daniel and I are both going to be pursuing goals and dreams together. We do this regularly, but what's exciting about this summer, is that you will be able to follow it! So, if you aren't already following us on Instagram, this summer will be the time to follow our journey! We hope to present you with breathtaking pictures! 

Here's a fun, unedited overview of last year's trip! A lot of these are from our phone.

Car rides became pretty crazy once Ella became traumatized

Car rides became pretty crazy once Ella became traumatized

Cali's beautiful water making it's way onto our skin

Cali's beautiful water making it's way onto our skin

An Arizona thunderstorm

An Arizona thunderstorm

Photographing the lightning storm

Photographing the lightning storm

Ella enjoying a hike with dad during the storm

Ella enjoying a hike with dad during the storm

Salt Lake stinking so bad!!

Salt Lake stinking so bad!!

Hanging out on the beach

Hanging out on the beach

At the Stanley Hotel for Camila's wedding

At the Stanley Hotel for Camila's wedding

Getting ready for out next adventure

Getting ready for out next adventure

Just a little while before we continued driving through Death Valley and learned that our brakes were shot

Just a little while before we continued driving through Death Valley and learned that our brakes were shot

An adventure kiss

An adventure kiss

The next morning as we embarked on the journey out of the valley and to a mechanic. 

The next morning as we embarked on the journey out of the valley and to a mechanic. 

Green Mountain

Green Mountain

Ella and I on our way through Grand Tetons foothills

Ella and I on our way through Grand Tetons foothills

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Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park

The view of the sky as the smoke form Glacier National Park's fire made it's way east.

The view of the sky as the smoke form Glacier National Park's fire made it's way east.

Saguaro National Park

Saguaro National Park

Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park

I remember Daniel making fun of me because I thought that these cactus grew like I had seen in cartoons and I was very surprised to learn that was not the case. 

I remember Daniel making fun of me because I thought that these cactus grew like I had seen in cartoons and I was very surprised to learn that was not the case. 

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The morning we woke up and a bison was walking past our tent, two feet from my head.

The morning we woke up and a bison was walking past our tent, two feet from my head.

Our campsite being visited by our buffalo friends

Our campsite being visited by our buffalo friends

Acadia National Park

Acadia National Park