This is the time of year that many of us make goals and charge forward into the new year with hope and the belief things can change. I truly believe 2014 is going to be our best year yet, a year of open doors. So what fun and exciting things do I have planned for A Heart Of Adventure this year? I don’t completely know yet and I’m excited about that. Some of my favorite adventures have been the unplanned ones, like my polar bear plunge! You just have to be willing to seize opportunities when they arise.
This morning I seized one such opportunity on my way to work. There in front of me was one of the most gorgeous sunrises I’ve ever experienced. I could have thought wow that was pretty and kept driving, but I chose to get out and enjoy it for a while (luckily I was running early & had time to do so).
Don’t worry, I do have two major trips already in the works for this year. The first one, which I’m super excited about is Israel! This will be my first trip to that region and I can’t wait! It’s still a couple months away so I don’t have it all planned out yet. If any of you have been there and have must do, must see suggestions please let me know! The second trip shouldn’t be a surprise to you who have been reading my blog for any length of time. Of course we are going back to Montana. I don’t know the details on that trip either, but I always have my Montana wish list of activities to choose from. I also have a long list of possibilities for other destinations and adventures. Where would you like to see me go/do this year?
So it’s been about a week and a half since I’ve returned from Montana and I just can’t get it out of my mind. Before I even left I was already planning my next trip. There’s just something so special and freeing about a place so wild an untouched. Every time I go I feel like a captive animal returned to the wild. The longer I’m there the more the social pressures and expectations just melt away and what is left is who I really am. It’s a place that forces you to see the nonsense in your life for what it is and to focus on what is truly important. No matter where I live, Montana will always be home for me. One of my new goals in life is to have a small rustic cabin outside of Glacier Park where I can just get away and enjoy God’s creation. I’m sure I will add things to the list more quickly than I will accomplish them, but I have started a Montana wish list. They are in no particular order.
Own a Cabin Near Glacier Park
Visit Family Homestead Again
Horseback Riding in Glacier
Helicopter Ride Over Glacier
Spend Night in a Teepee
Yellowstone in a Snow Coach Again
Try Snow Shoeing
Hike to Granell Glacier
Hike To Iceberg Lake
Hike Ptarmigan Trail
Stay at a Glacier Chalet
Stay in a Lodge at Glacier
Pan for Sapphires Again
Miles City Bucking Horse Sale
Charlie Russell Chew-Choo Dinner Train
North Pole Adventure on the Charlie Russell Chew-Choo
Visit Montana Grizzly Encounter