Jake leaped out of bed saying “Today is going to be a GREAT DAY” So clearly yes, I had an idea…however I really didn’t want to get any hopes up. But he was right, it was the most perfect day.
He had his coffee, I had my fizz. We did yoga and had our shakes. Then I made us almond butter, banana and honey sandwiches for lunch. We packed up the lunch, snacks, and post hike beers and headed to Prospect. We would go to Lye Brook falls afterwards to cool off. When we reached the top, there were a few people lingering and we had seen the scenes, so I was ready to go. Jake wanted to stay and wait for them to leave, thus giving me another idea of what might be coming. At that moment, I knew that if what I thought was coming was coming…the forest was where I wanted to be, and I knew he would love it so much more too. I was right, this round also. Toot toot.
So off we went to Lye Brook falls. We took a different path to a small lookout I used to visit when I lived here. I sat for a moment on the wall, and then he set up the VIDEO camera and my whole body filled with flutter. It’s funny how much these excess things like pictures become so much less important when the moment is actually here. I had always imagined wanting a picture of this event but once it arrived, all I wanted was him.
We drove to the quarry in awe of life to celebrate our engagement with beers and swimming. There were too many people there, so we went to equinox pond instead, and just sat. Soaking in every moment and treasuring this day.
When we got back to the campsite I made tostadas with leftovers from the previous night. After dinner, it started to rain, so we laid in our little bungalow and just listened. Still in awe and full of freeing, joyous and peaceful excitement for this new beginning. We made it. Love won, again.
Our first leg of the trip! We drove 9 1/2 hours, and stopped in Allentown Pennsylvania to camp for the night on our way to Vermont. We listened to the Joe Rogan podcast and “ Only Love” by Ben Howard was our song of the day. PB&J’s for lunch and of course all of the snacks. I’m most likely going to write about all of our snack choices because yes hello I am the snack master. Jake insisted on getting gas station coffee instead of my bougie choice of finding a local coffee stop and it was delicious. He won that round.
Tonight was the night of figuring out how this was going to go, and couldn’t have been any better. We used everything we brought and it actually worked! Jake went fishing and I cooked a delicious meal during golden hour by the riverside. Ridiculously wonderful. The day ended with loose leaf turmeric tea by the fire, and an hour of me trying to set up this platform. Oh, and lightening bugs. Total magic.
Nothing is more important, than reconnecting with your bliss.
Welcome to all things car camping, love, honesty, travel, and adventure. Preparing for this blog has already been an adventure of it’s own. Navigating the wonderful world of social media platforms, or technology alone, has never been my forte. However, I think this road trip serves as an opportunity to try new things, and share along the way.
Jake and I will be traveling for a little over 5 weeks. Stopping in Vermont, and then heading up to Canada to make our way West to Banff and Glacier National Park. Camping out of our fully equipped truck and enjoying every minute in nature. Subscribe below to get notified when I post new updates! (That felt pretty cool)