One year ago today we were hiking in Okinawa. This year today, we built cornhole games for our wedding reception and finished the drawers in our 4 runner (almost). 9/10 of our projects lately have taken way longer than expected due to some pretty unpredictable stuff. We’ve been encouraging one another to stay positive and go with the flow, but in all honesty it’s been a challenge. We won’t be taking our Tuna girl to Alaska next week & for that we are sad 😢 Doing something completely new and expecting it to go just the way you planned is kind of a hilarious expectation, but we had it LOL. 😎 On the other side of the coin, where is the story in that? 👏
Well things just got real 😳
The trip of a lifetime is nearly upon us, dates are locked and the excitement has kicked in.
NZ’d for a bit and then of to the US to chase redfish, kings, sailfish and anything else that I can get a kayak near and to finish up the chance to fish one of the biggest kayak events in the world the @ridethebullkayakrodeo
None of this would be possible without the incredible support I’ve received from my sponsors and the companies that have helped me along the way 👍
But most importantly the support from my wife @illix83 and 2 incredible kids, love you guys ❤️
Time to bring it on and #livethedream 🤙 @hobiesunstate#hobiepolarized#railblaza#estuaryclothingco#berleypro#legluggage#tripofalifetime
7323 minutes ago
Once you have set your budget targets, let people know! Tell people who are going to help keep you accountable but also tell people who you know you can easily splurge with. If they're real friends they will understand the change in your priorities in order to achieve your goal. They may even help by suggesting to have a dinner at their place instead of going to a fancy restaurant for example. Even if they don't understand now, I'll guarantee that they'll want to start their own budget when they see that you've paid off your mortgage in 10 years or that you've been able to take a dream holiday!
When I tell people that I saved for a year in Germany on a middle of the range income in order to go on a 5 month European road trip they wish they were me! They wish they could do the same and I tell them that they can, it's all about your priorities. So let's do this, let's make budgeting trendy!
Comment below what your savings goal is and I'll help keep you accountable 😊
June 16, 2017 Day 27. Morgade to Ventas de Naron. 14 miles, 8 hours of walking.
I set off this morning before 6 not realizing that it would all be forest and I wouldn't be able to see. The little bit of sun that would normally be available can’t penetrate the trees. The first while went pretty slow but good. After walking for 2 hours, I finally got to have some breakfast of cafe cortado and yogurt cake. I'm not totally sure what that cake was but it was good for breakfast. There was lots of fog all morning which made the valleys pretty. No bagpipes. No falcons. Only 1 cow.
Then I saw a marker with 2 arrows in opposite directions and I'm pretty sure I cussed out loud. I had looked at the guidebook and there were not any alternate routes listed so there I stood trying to figure out which direction I wanted. Typically one is shorter, follows a road, and is easiest. While the other is more scenic, longer, and more difficult. I was tired and alone so really just wanted shorter. I chose the left turn and went along. I continued to encounter these areas where the trail split and it was getting frustrating. Each time I was second guessing if I had taken the shortest way. I came to one town where the signs pointed up a really big set of stairs. Up I climbed and the streets climbed further and completely exhausted myself. After a few streets, I found a map and realized I could have taken a left at the stairs and saved myself the trouble. The path had been routed through the town to encourage more business for them. The path continues to split and be confusing. I struggled along praying that I would reach my goal sooner rather than later. But in the end, I realized all the paths lead to the same place. It doesn't really matter which I take. All of them have advantages and disadvantages... kind of like life.
Best time to reflect is when you’re at the beach watching the sun go to the other side of the world.
3111 hour ago
I love this pattern and shawl so much! I got it done in only a few weeks. And...I finished it just in time to take to Florence with me!! Dottie Jane Pattern by: @knitgraffiti
Yarn 1: Junk Yarns Boss Sock - Sophie
Yarn 2: Walk Collection Sock - Vivid Violet
Purchased from: @warmnfuzzyyarn
What you do when your flight is cancelled and you spend the night in an airport. Not a fun experience - filthy, run down, and I won’t even describe the restrooms. Finally to Kenya, with our change of travel plans, and a great hotel and wonderful people. #tripofalifetime#africa2019
In Berlin and Munich, I tried German beer🍺 for the first time. But in Rhine Valley, we had wine tasting🥂courtesy of @vineum_boppard and I tasted ice wine🍸for the very first time. 🌸😋🌸 It was sooo good I wouldn’t have minded getting drunk all the way to Paris, even perhaps all the way back to Texas (if only US customs would allow me a return entry with a bottle half empty).🌸🤪😉🌸 Seriously, thank you #Vineum for the cool experience!!! 🌸💝🍾🍷🌸 #EuRochellewanderlust 🌹 #MyEuropeanSojourn2018 🌍
915 hours ago
Two World Trade Centre used to stand here.
It was a very weird experience to visit a memorial for a tragedy that took place during my lifetime.
The Memorial is a very immersive experience.
1615 hours ago
Once we entered the water, we were greeted by these orange fishes everywhere we looked. Garibaldis are beautiful simplicity!