First Blog Post

The idea for this blog was kindled by my love for traveling. My husband and I thrive from getting out and about. Whether it is a short hike in the Wasatch, a day trip to Park City Mountain Resort, or a sixteen-hour roundtrip drive to camp with friends for the weekend we just want to go. Every time I answer the Monday morning question of, “What did you do this weekend?” I am met with surprise at the amount of fun Kenon and I can pack into just two days and an evening. I wanted a place to teach people how to replicate, at least a little, the adventures we have found.

My Instagram feed would lead most of my friends and family to believe that I spend all of my time living a charmed weekend warrior life. When I posted a picture of a recent canyoneering excursion an old friend commented with, “I thought you were TEACHING?” Travel is my hobby, not my fulltime life. I am also a wife, a teacher, a homemaker, a friend, a church member, a learner, a writer. Even some of my “travel” pics are not really travel; some are just a quick trip Kenon and I took into one of the canyons just 20 minutes from our front door. With all of these other pieces of my life swirling around me I could not honestly only give people my travel self. I have learned a lot of things from the successes and failures of trying to be a full-time human that are worth sharing. The itineraries and tips I share will be inevitably mixed with the lessons I have gathered along the way. I want to hand over a well-rounded experience to those people who can benefit from the interaction. And, perhaps, create a larger community from whom I can learn as I go.

Here’s a photo sneak peak of some of the stories visitors can plan on reading about:

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Making the most of cold weather (so many ways!)
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Camping, camping, and backpacking
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The glory in detours
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Weather getting in the way of plans
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And whatever this is (post your guesses in the comments!)

Follow me on Instagram (@handmedownblog) and check back often to read the thousand words that go along with each of these pictures – and so many more still on my camera roll.

Thanks for visiting!

 

 

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