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Disciple of Jesus. Wifey. Adventurer. Coffee lover. Always latergrams

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Back home trying adjust to real life, but in my mind still dreaming of pasta, gelato & 🇮🇹 #andersonstravelgram #dametraveler #dametraveleritaly #sheisnotlost

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Would you like an adventure now, or would like to have your tea first? J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan #andersonstravelgram #coupletravelgoals

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If you live for the next world, you get this one in the deal; but if you live only for this world, you lose them both. C.S. Lewis #mondayinspiration

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Vacation countdown begins! Also we planted a bougainvillea in our yard to remind us of 🇬🇷 I am hoping it doesn’t take decades for it to grow this large #andersonstravelgram #athomeandabouttheworld

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Add Colchuk Lake to your #hikingbucketlist . It’s in Leavenworth, so requires driving + driving up 5 miles on a gravel, potholed road + 8.0 miles round trip with 2280ft elevation (only the last mile is grueling), in add’t to mosquitos that will eat you alive if you stop for a sec, but it’s all worth it for breathtaking views and the fresh air and the deep blue icy lake & the remnants of a glacier. You might even spot a mountain ⛰ 🐐 & paragliders! #andersonstravelgram #keepexploring #TellOn #stayandwander

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Now that summer is officially here, it’s time to get your hiking boots ready and #optoutside! Here’s a list of hikes I’ve done over the years that are 1-2hrs drive from Seattle: Easy - Gold Creek Pond - 1 mile round trip, 10ft elevation - Twin Falls, North Bend – 2.6 miles round trip, 500ft elevation gain - Cedar Butte Train, North Bend, 3.35 miles roundtrip, 900ft elevation gain - Franklin Falls, North Bend, 2.0 miles round trip, 400ft elevation gain - Big Four Ice Caves, North Cascades 2.2 miles round trip, 220 ft elevation gain - Poo Poo Point – Chirico Trail, Tiger Mountain,  3.8 miles, 1760 ft elevation gain - Rattlesnake Ledge, North Bend, 4.0 miles round trip, 1160ft elevation gain - Heather Lake, North Cascades,  4.6 miles roundtrip, 1034ft elevation again - Little Si, North Bend – 4.7 miles round trip, 1300ft elevation gain - Moderate - Wallace Falls, Stevens Pass, 5.6 miles roundtrip, 1300ft elevation gain - Artist Point, Mount Baker, 4.0 miles roundtrip, 1000ft elevation gain - Snow Lake- Bridal Veil Falls, Snoqualmie Pass – 7.2 miles round trip, 1800ft elevation gain - Tolmie Peak Lookout, Mount Rainier 7.5 miles, 1100ft elevation gain - Summit Lake – 6.1 mils roundtrip Difficult - Mount Pilchuck, North Cascades – 5.4 miles round trip, 2300 ft elevation gain - Mount Si, NorthBend – 8.0 miles roundtrip, 3150ft elevation gain - Granite Mountain, North Bend, 8.6 miles roundtrip, 3800 ft elevation gain - Bandera Mountain, North Bend, 8.0 miles roundtrip, 3400 ft elevation gain - Mt Washington, North Bend,  8.5 miles round tirp, 3500ft elevation gain - Lake Serene, Stevens Pass,  8.0 miles round trip, 2000ft elevation gain - MailBox Peak, North Bend, 9.4 miles roundtrip, 4000ft elevation gain - Kendall Katwalk, Snoqualmie Pass, 12 miles, 2600 elevation gain #keepexploring #washingtonexplored #livelikethemountainisout #TellOn

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Always take the scenic route. Mt Baker Scenic Byway (WA 542) is an amazing drive between Bellingham and Artist Point at the base Mr Baker. No hiking required for these views and few sharp winding roads add to the thrill of this drive. We did see one dedicated 🚵‍♀️ with a 🐶 in his backpack make it all the way up and down the route, but I think you’d have to train for it before conquering that hill ;) #mtbakerwilderness #andersonstravelgram #TellOn

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PNW camping vibes. one of these years I’ll convince Joseph camping in Eastern WA is cool. For now, we’ll dwell among the 🌲 #andersonstravelgram #TellOn #keepexploring

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Love is meant to be an adventure!!Gordon B. Hinckley #andersonschateau #athomeandabouttheworld

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Thankful that this guy is willing to hike up mountains with me! #mcm😍 #allaboutadventures #TellOn

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Happy first day of summer! I am planning to share our Greece photos sometime soon & some of favorite things we did on the islands, but for now, go check out before and after pics of our house in the stories #andersonstravelgram #tellon

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It’s going to be really hard to focus at work this week, I’d rather be frolicking outside, or wonder through the streets of Santorini again #iwantsummersoff #santorinilove #andersonstravelgram

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When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive - to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love. Marcus Aurelius #thankgodforlifeandfridays #tellon #allaboutadventures

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We didn’t have time to do the iconic Misery Ridge Loop (4 miles), so instead we did the Misery Ridge Summit (.68 miles with about 1000 elevation gain). It’s not as miserable as it sounds and the views are definitely rewarding! ;) we’ hope to come back to hike up to the Monkey Face someday. #andersonstravelgram #herpnwlife #tellOn #allaboutadventures

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We also got to check off another bucket list item - Smith Rock State Park. Picture don’t do it justice at all! The park is just 26 miles north of Bend and is a complete change of scenery to the flat, dessert looking central Oregon landscape. If you are into rock climbing, hiking, mountain biking 🚵‍♀️ this place is for you! #andersonstravelgram #tellOn #allaboutadventures

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