August 24, 2018
Joel and I have always had a knack for adventure. For one, being born 4752 miles apart and somehow landing in the same city and 3 years later getting married at 21 years young, “Adventure” could be our middle name.
Through the years, we’ve come to realize that “adventure” is a really overused trendy word especially beloved by hipsters and those with epic Instagram accounts. But it also has another meaning. For us, it means that whatever life throws at us and wherever God takes us, we are together and we are a team through it all.
Excuse me while I get very metaphoric for a second. The most beautiful views, we’ve found, are discovered down the narrow paths. The uneven and rocky paths, the paths that sting you on the ankles, bite you on the neck and make every muscle in your body ache. Those paths are the most rewarding. God never said pursuing him and his purposes for our lives would be easy. He doesn’t make promises he can’t keep. But he did say that following him and pursuing him in any and ALL adventure that comes our way will be the best. It will be the fullest, the most rewarding and will have the most breathtaking views.
So this year for our wedding anniversary we decided to pull our tent out of the garage and take a road trip to Ullswater in the Lake District. We spent 3 days without phone signal, with plenty of bugs and fresh air and we pushed our limits with canoeing a few miles, hiking a few more and braving the very cold (the good-for-your-muscles-but-let’s-face-it-friggin-freezing kind of cold) waters of Ulls!
I didn’t take many photos, but I wanted to share a few that I did. Some from my camera and some from the trusty iPhone (because I’d rather that drown in the lake than my Canon)!
Here’s to adventure, friends. The real kind. The marriage making kind, not just the Instagram kind. And if you ever wanted to camp in Ullswater, I have a great site to recommend to you.
Finally at the top and feeling so dizzy from the height I had to lay down! Completely exhausted but worth it for the view.
We woke up on our final morning to gentle rain and fog covering the mountaintops. It was just as beautiful as the sunshine. Plus, I finally understood what Ed Sheeran was saying in “I See Fire”.
Oh, and if you happened to want to buy any of my travel prints YOU CAN! Just visit my shop, here. :)