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On The Road

Saturday, August 23, 2014

I finally finished going through and editing the last of the photos from June's roadtrip out west. It's so strange to me that this trip was so long ago, and on the same hand, it's also crazy that it even happened. It was seriously probably the best week of my life.

This is just a collection of landscapes, and a few other random photos from the trip that didn't really fit into the other posts. Since we went through six different states, we got to see a little bit of everything geography-wise. Even in a single state it was incredible how rapidly the land changed from dry, barren desert to lush mountains.
So those wild horses are amazing, right?! We had seen wild horses a day or so prior but since we were rushing to get to Wigwam Motel to check in we didn't have time to stop. I wasn't too bummed about it because just seeing wild horses totally made my day. While we were on our way up to Mesa Verde we spotted another group of them! I wanted to take pictures but was feeling frustrated after a crappy night's sleep, and not knowing exactly how close I could get to them. As much as I like horses, I'm still just a little bit afraid of them. I felt rushed and just snapped some crappy shots. On the way back down the mountain they were still there. I took it as a sign I needed to shoot them again. I borrowed one of Jeff's lenses and took the photo above. I love that the one is looking right at the camera. SO AWESOME. I'm pretty darn proud of that shot.

I'm dying to hit the road again, even somewhere closer to home would be okay with me. I'm so glad to have found a partner who has the same priorities as I do. If it were possible, we'd probably travel nonstop. Fingers crossed we make it out again before winter hits.
xoxo

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  1. Absolutely AMAZING photos, I loved the horses one. I am so so jealous of your trip! I featured one of your posts in my favourites post today:)
    Helena / helenaterry.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. I love all the different geography! You don't see as much of that on the east coast...
    Shawn and I have been talking about taking a major road trip across the country in 5 years or so, once we can save up the money for an RV or trailer and can afford to take a few months off. I wonder how the cats would fare for cross country travel. I'm so excited at the thought of it all though!
    In the meantime, I really want to take some smaller trips a bit closer to home. We shall see.

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    1. Right? I really love it over here but the other side of the US is just incredible!!!

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  3. Thank you so much for bringing up good memories from the last time I visited the U.S. (we don't have this kind of width here in Germany)- miss the States so much!
    You are very talented in capturing special moments, amazing landscapes and inconsiderable but fascinating details in your pictures, keep it up. :)

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  4. These photos are amazing! I totally agree if my boyfriend and I could and had the funds to we would road trip all the time. Its such an amazing way to travel and see the US
    Justine
    http://theredlipchronicles.blogspot.com

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  5. My partner and I *loved* traveling in the western part of the country and I hope that we can do it again very, very soon. The 3rd picture from the top makes me think of Colorado National Monument. I was terrified of driving on the narrow roads with steep drops but the views were so worth it! Thanks for bringing back fond memories while creating your own. :)

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    1. I haaaate narrow roads with steep drops, that and roads near water are two things that freak me out. We only encountered a few, but they definitely did have amazing views.

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  6. wow, those are amazing! I'd love to visit there some time!

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  7. I love the photos. Amazing scenery :)

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  8. Beautiful views and pretty horses :)

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  9. Great photos! How amazing that you actually saw wild horses! <3

    www.girlonarope.com

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    1. Thanks, Taylor! I know, that's like a dream come true. It's so strange to me that wild horses even exist.

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  10. Beautiful photos, as always. I long to see landscapes like this while out on the road.

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  11. Such cool photos. seems like you had an amazing trip! The view is great!

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  12. really awesome... i love the arrow!

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    1. We saw SO many huge arrows out west! I loved spotting them!

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  13. And then the photos that don't really fit anywhere together all work, because they're beautiful, and they're memories, and you like them.

    :)

    Your explorations and trips and photos are so fascinating. How even...

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  14. Absolutely amazing landscape! Love those photos you took!

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  15. Just love your pictures of your road trip! We love doing road trips too and feel so free to see more of the US0fA. Totally been enjoying your blog but haven't comment before. Keep up the good post:)

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