Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Dolomites: Day 3 (until next time)

September 27, 2023: After a few glorious days camping and hiking it came to a end.. which would of been so sad but I knew I'd be back. We got a late start which was unfortunate because plans changed a bit but still got a hike in and more Italian food and hung out by a lake before saying goodbye and busing to Venice. 

These are the only two pictures we got of our hike apparently, it was cut short and not completed due to time. But always nice to be out in nature. 

and we did make eating a prority before heading back, best pizza and pasta of the trip too. 
Lucy agrees. 

lake views, chatting and watching the kids throw rocks in. 

my bus buddy, she's a ham.

Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Dolomites Day 2: (Tre Cime hike)

September 26, 2023: This hike alone made the trip worth it!! Gosh it was amazing, for sure a top 5 favorite hike of my life. It was jaw dropping and we timed it up with the light and crowds and weather, it was just before sunset and wasn't busy and just mind blowing pretty. The kids did so good too, it was a good distance and loop and just everything was amazing. I can hardly wait to take Riley back.  My original trip was suppose to be 8 days, but we decided that was too long to be away, and I was way sad to cut the trip short, but just this hike made it all worth it and was so blown away at the views and wish the pictures could do it justice. Really a bucketlist place.


Lucy was always trying to take all the snacks, the girl loves food. Nelson is 8 months older,  size wise its hard to tell. 

and had to end the best day with Italian pizza and gelato. 

Dolomites: Day 2 (part one: Lago di braines)

Woke up again in paradise! Lucy was the best little camping buddy, I had a lot of reservations taking her honestly (just a really busy age) and selfishly really wanted a kid-less trip with my brother, but she turned out to be the dream buddy and just made the future of girls trips so dang exciting! She was so fun and easy, and is the biggest cheese. Caitlin and Nelson were great too and was a fun crew. I'm way grateful for the time with all of them and this day was the best of the trip! It was so good,  I have to decide it in two parts. The first was our boat and hike at Lago di Braies. Spent the morning rowing through the mountains in kool-aid colored water and hiking around it. 

my view out the cabin

My two regrets of the trip, not bringing my nice camera and not bringing great shoes of Lucy. I kept her in her footsie jammies just because her shoes didnt stay great and was cold. 

poor caitlin having contractions and back pain, she's such a champ