Visiting California wine country has been on our bucket list for a long time. We even discussed this as a possibility when we were planning our honeymoon. When our long-time friend, James Allen, said he was available to host us in Napa Valley we jumped at the opportunity. It’s not everyday you get to rekindle a friendship while consuming delicious wine.
As I adjust my seating position so that the majority of my weight now rests on the left cheek, giving my right cheek a much needed break, I look at my wife. She hasn't driven at all and we’ve traveled over 14,000 miles! I’ve driven from Colorado to Alaska, down the entire Pacific Coast and now we’re in the southwest desert of the United States and this individual to my right hasn't driven a single mile.
We packed up our bags making sure we had all the essentials to stay warm in the high alpine and headed out. We were given the recommendation to hike Wedge Mountain by a friend and a local of Whistler.
It was our first night in a tent since we started the trip. We had traveled through epic backpacking country - Wyoming, Montana, Alberta, Yukon, and Alaska without backpacking a single night. British Columbia was the place to change that.
When you are traveling rainy days are usually disappointing. Being in an incredible location for the first time, not knowing if or when you will return to this distant location, and not being able to accomplish the goals you had set out can get your spirits down.
Yet when you make new friends and learn about others and their own journey’s it can really turn things around.