So this is what I love about Philly. It's a Tuesday evening and I'm strolling past Rittenhouse Square for a quick run to CVS. I start to see arms all sequenced and reaching for the sky like they could grasp the gray clouds above. Soft music is playing as a soft voice instructs these community members on how to flow, how to breathe and how to unite in the moment of now.
I love the heart and soul of this city and this community. The drive for wholeness and self discipline is inspiring.
Keep shinning Philadelphia .. Even through these gray skies.. Keep reaching.
I'm ecstatic that we made it. So many events happen in Philadelphia all the time and with busy schedules it's finding the time to attend these events that can be challenging. But I love a challenge!
My lover and biggest fan, MGB, was on board and ready for this evening spectacular. The Chinese Lantern Festival was a week away from ending and we took advantage of a pleasant spring evening. Franklin Square was hoppin'.. Especially for a Monday evening. Guess everyone had the same idea..
I couldn't get over the time it must took to assemble everything .. How long it took to craft all of the individual pieces that made up a whole display, character, pin-wheel, tulip, dragon.. I could go on.
It truly was a beautiful sight and stimulating to my creative mind. I heard a couple comments in regards to "how cool this would be on LSD.." .. I thought damn, well I think this is righteous right now!
I commend all the artists that took a hand in creating these beautiful displays, works of art. Franklin Square was perfect for this event with many pathways leading to new lanterns and ultimately the largest lantern dragon I have ever seen!
Pictures probably don't do justice for just how neat this was.. And I keep wondering how much electricity goes into lighting all those lanterns..
Vacations always fly by. You wait what seems like forever for your departure day to come. You wait ever so patiently to board the flight, wait for your luggage, get to your rental car and finally you are on your way!
A much needed trip was in store to see a fine young lady in CO. A girls adventure through the mountains was long overdue.
Bringing our 603 vibe together once again, fancy unites!
Having a flexible schedule allowed me to explore the neighborhoods of Denver and really take in the sunshine they rave about 360 days a year.. Or something like that. Denver is diverse, artsy, quaint and culturally vibrant.
We took the time to explore one the greatest Brewery's in CO- New Belgium. I highly recommend this informative, fun and thirst quenching tour. One of the best tours I've probably ever been on. The old school slide at the end doesn't disappoint either.
Writing love notes...
Our mountain experience was quite the opposite from my last venture west. As you may recall a powder blast in Jackson Hole.. This trip was nothing short of spring skiing (or boarding). Blue bird skies, warm temps, soft snow. We found some nice piles through the glades.
Loveland Pass car ride .. Only so I could experience the road and view!
Finding some 'safety' sheds was on the agenda for sure..
"Shred till ya dead"
My season wasn't filled with numerous snow chasing trips but the ones I did embark on we're well worth it. Exploring new terrain at A-Basin and Keystone are just a couple more check marks off the USA list.
The flight from Denver to Jackson Hole was definitely the most gorgeous view from the window seat. With my love by my side we're ready to rock, ready to roll.
Everyday was serene in its own way. Snow fell, hard. We saw blue skies and sunshine. The pow was deep. Truly an epic adventure.
We rode hard for four days. I was even convinced to climb the headwall.. About a 500 foot vertical climb.. In the snow.. Carrying your board.. Breath slow. Once at the top the view you have is worth every step you just climbed. I felt so rejuvenated and grateful in that moment. The adrenaline was pumpin that's for sure. Thank you nice stranger for this great pic! Also photo credit to MGB for always trying to capture the moment and getting some awesome shots.
We frequented the Mangy Moose après ski. Live music and spicy margaritas, yes please! Mom, you would love this place.
A trip into town was a necessity as I had been instructed to check out The Cowboy Bar. Original saddle bar seats and dollar coins cemented into the bar. Everything looked original except maybe the floors had been redone.