17 August 2015

august adventures

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Madi and I got together last week for our annual summer adventure. Living in different cities, we try to make it a point each summer to spend a good chunk of time together doing fun summer things, and this summer's was a pretty great one. 

From Little Mountain, to Coombs, to surfing in Tofino, adventuring around Vancouver, spending the day at Playland, going out for dinner, and having my first legal drink, it was a pretty great week. There were a lot of little hiccups on this trip, and nothing turned out how we expected it to, but just being able to spend time together kind of triumphed all of that! 

My nineteenth birthday was also mixed in there somewhere, and although it was almost a week ago now, I'm still in full-on celebration mode, trying to do different things with different friends. I don't think I've ever celebrated a birthday as much as I've celebrated this one, but hey, I'm not complaining!

This summer has been a really great mix of a whole lot of work, but also a whole lot of adventures, and I'm pretty happy with how it's going. I leave for Europe at the end of the week- I'll be flying into Germany, where I'll meet up with one of my friends, then we're taking the train together to Austria, where we'll meet up with a few others. I haven't seen some of my German friends for nearly two years, so I'm pretty excited for our little reunion! 

06 August 2015

little mountain adventures

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It's so rare that I take my camera out with me these days, so I rarely have photos of my little daily adventures with friends, but yesterday I decided to bring it along for a little trip to Little Mountain with Tanner and Sarah, and I'm so glad I did! 

Little Mountain is a small mountain overlooking an everlasting valley of evergreens, and it's only about a half an hour drive away from where I live. It's absolutely gorgeous, and also absolutely terrifying considering that 90% of the area consists of sheer drops off of 40 feet cliffs. 

We had a nice time hanging around for a bit and taking in the views before heading back home for some coffee and conversation at Hazbeans. 

Yesterday was an all-around beautiful summer day with really great friends. I'm trying to make more of my days off these days, and it's really paying off.

Madi comes to town at the end of the week and we have five days of summer adventuring ahead of us! We're going to be hitting up Coombs, Tofino, and Vancouver for my birthday, and I'm sure I'll have tons of photos to share soon!