Backroad Jeep Trek.

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Last weekend I got to spend some time adventuring with Emily.  We had so much fun taking her jeep on some backroads to explore.  She knows all the good places so we hopped in and took off.  The Sierra Nevada mountain range is full of hidden treasures.  Some of them aren’t even hidden :).

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Heading up the mountain!

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We ended up back at this amazing meadow, remember this from THIS post?  How differently beautiful does it look from the last time?

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We also found some mud puddle to go through which we may gotten the jeep a little bit dirty : )

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We stopped to play with our cameras and let the dogs run.  What better place to soak it all in?

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It’s sad how there isn’t any snow and it’s January but we found a way to still enjoy the beautiful outdoors!

Brittany in Bosnia.

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I’ve just returned from the most incredible horse adventure in Bosnia.

IMG_1652Thanks to my wonderful friends Brian and Hanne (Hanne in the above photo) for telling me about these riding holidays you can experience all over the world, I was able to see what one was like for myself.  It was an added bonus that Hanne was available to join in Bosnia as well, I can’t imagine the trip without her!  There is an agency called Far and Ride that connected Hanne and I to this most amazing farm in Kupres.  The Kupres Farm was full of amazing people and they led us on a new adventure every day.  I thought I’d do an intro to the farm post since they made the experience so great.

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First there is Fred!  He’s the farm dog and amazingly smart.  He came along on every ride with us, running alongside for hours on end.

IMG_1509Big Marko and little Marko, both excellent horsemen and trail leaders.

IMG_1568Here’s Petra and her favorite horse, Nur.  She was very helpful around the farm and was a great trail leader as well.

IMG_1717Following Slaven through the snow covered forrest!

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Mate!  Owner and such a fun loving rider.  Had so much fun racing him and riding through the snow.

There are a few more people from Kupres farm that I don’t have photos of but the farm was filled with excellent people who took great care of us.  I’m so appreciative to them and Far and Ride for matching Hanne and I with Kupres Farm for our riding holiday.  They cooked hot lunch and dinner for us everyday and always made sure to check that we were satisfied with our experience.  We also got incredibly lucky with the weather.  The first half of the week was beautiful and sunny. The second half of the week, a storm rolled in and we were riding in the snow!  I couldn’t have asked for more.  Each day, we rode somewhere new with no fences to hold us back.  We rode through historical places and climbed mountains.  I have so many photos to share, can’t wait to get them all up.  I figured this is a good start :).

Schoolyard Rock

IMG_7388I went photo adventuring a few weeks ago at a historic school house on the backroads near the barn I ride at.  It was the first school in the area and has been maintained for field trips, weddings, and other events.  It’s really cool to have such a beautiful piece of history so close by.  There were horse tie ups for students that rode to school.  That is my dream, to be able to ride a horse to school or work.  How come some things vanish from the old ways?!

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IMG_7389(My other friend, Chelsea, came to shoot photos too!  This is her walking to see the baby goats on the other side of the fence)

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This gem was practically in the back yard of my barn.  It goes to show, sometimes you just need to look where you are to find hidden treasures.

Solo Yolo

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On my last solo lunch before Chelsea returned, I decided I’d hike up the hill to the magnificent Coit Tower – YOLO!  We often hike up there on our lunches because the views are ridiculously beautiful and it’s fun to check out all the amazing homes that are nestled in the hillside along the crooked walking paths.  We’ve been up to Coit Tower many times but had never gone inside the tower and up to the top.  It was a beautiful day when I walked up there, so I thought what the hell.  I’m going to buy the ticket and take the janky, old elevator to the top to see what’s up there.  You have to pay to go and we always thought, what’s the point?  We know of so many great free look outs.  But now I know the point.  And I recommend it to everyone, tourist or not.

photo 5 (2)(Down there is where we usually eat when we are “minion” status)

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photo 2 (4)(I love arch-ways and looking out over the city)

photo 2 (5)(The windows have clear covered window panes on them so that you can’t throw things out the window at innocent people BUT you can slide things through between the wall and window pane to leave a lucky coin or apparently business cards are hot)

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photo 5 (3)(It’s completely open at the top.  Best sunroof ever)

photo 4 (3)(A lovely view of the Golden Gate Bridge from the base of Coit Tower)

photo 3 (3)(And on the other side of the base of Coit Tower is a magnificent view of downtown, the Bay Bridge, and some fabulous rooftop hang outs)

photo 2 (3)You know this city is incredible.  The more I explore and act like I’m visiting, the more treasures I tend to find.

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I will have to say though, I’ve missed my Frover and I’m so happy she’s back.  We are already working on our next blideo and somehow we’ve suckered some key players into the mix.  I.F.F people!  Enjoy your weekend.