Friday, July 5, 2013

Wanderlust: Fulfilled

Sometimes things don't go as planned. And when that happens, life can look like it just rolled in a whole big bucket of beyond gross brown muck. My sweet, little life did that a few weeks ago. Leapt into that slop and had a jolly old time flip-flopping around, leaving me more than a little bereft afterwards.

The good news? When life gets dirty, it then begs to get clean. To suds up, rinse off, and look a little bit brighter. And what I've learned in the past few weeks is what wonderful polishers good friends can be.

A trip cancelled led to a trip made. Within three days of texting and talking to my friend Allie, I was heading to the airport to join her in Vermont. And when I say I was heading, let me clarify that it was me solo. Sans tag-along. Without child. A girl's trip at its finest was created thanks to grandparents holding down the toddler fort (or adding a toddler to their Baltimore fort as it happened). I caught the tail-end of the Wanderlust festival in a lovely ski resort, did more cardio than I've done in the past two years put together as I crawled hiked up a mountain, and then headed to Burlington, VT.

And friends. Burlington is where it's at. And when I say it's, I mean the most amazing vegan chinese food you will ever come across. And the most amazing view of the non-great Lake Champlain that I kept declaring was my first Great Lake experience ever (apparently I'm still a Great Lake virgin guys, just found out tonight... whooops!). And the most amazing little shopping street that's hip and granola and charming all at once.

The weekend may or may not have included me taking and PASSING a sailing test to sail on the non-great lake, followed by a bit of a celebration and no actual sailing. It most certainly included a hunt for Heady Topper, only (you know, by ratings) the best beer in the world. And it hands down was exactly what I needed my first baby-less getaway to be. I love the girl that brought me there to pieces and hope we can have more adventures to come. Thanks for being there Al. You're pure sunshine.



  1. Oh, girl, that is a good time! And your images are so beautiful!

    (dropping in from Casey's link up!)

  2. AMAZING! What a good time! "I want to go to there!"

  3. i love your photos, they are so beautiful and crisp! looks like you had a great celebration. love that wanderlust sign too, so neat!

  4. Nice pics! Looks like a nice relaxing time!

  5. Your photos are making me want to visit Vermont. Glad you had such a good time!

  6. That sounds like so much fun! I went to Vermont as a little kid, and I've wanted to go back ever since. I'm so jealous that you got to go to Wanderlust!

  7. It looks and sounds like you had a great weekend

  8. I'm so glad you had a great weekend! I can imagine that it's hard to reconnect with yourself and who you are independent of being a mom... but it sounds like you felt carefree and had some wonderful times! :) Glad to hear that you are feeling in a much better place!


  9. This makes me happy. I'm so glad that the change of plans led to this. It looks wonderful! And Wanderlust!? What a dream!
    I'm hoping to make a blog comeback this week. I've missed things (and people) around here.

  10. I'm so happy that you got to get away!

    These photos made my heart ache -I'm from New Hampshire and I'm so home sick at the moment! Those mountains! New England! I miss it!


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