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Tagged With: Mauritius

Welcome to Mauritius

2015-04-19 05.28.00Our adventures in Mauritius were truly a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. There was so much to take in and experience that it will be hard to find words to describe it all. Let me go back to the start. Don and I finished up our jobs and left Tahoe on the Monday morning after Easter, and 4 days later, we found ourselves on the other side of the planet, surrounded by friends, beautiful beaches, and wonderful island culture. My best friend, Laura, and her husband, Shyam, were finally having a wedding (over 5 years after getting married in the states), and they had decided to do it Mauritian style, complete with 4 days of Hindu traditions and ceremonies. Shyam is from Mauritius, and when Laura and her friends all met him years ago, we had never heard of the place he came from. He described his home to us, but it always felt very far away and foreign. Now that we know more, let me introduce you to this wonderful nation.

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The Countdown Begins

IMG_3092Welcome back! Nearly five months have passed since I wrote my last blog, but it’s true what they say, time flies when you’re having fun. By early December both Don and I were hard at work at our new jobs at Northstar and between various ski resort “high seasons,” the blossoming of new and wonderful friendships, and the development of our ski skills, we have kept ourselves incredibly busy. Above all, Don and I have devoted every spare moment to planning our upcoming adventures. I honestly don’t think I’ve ever been as excited for the next stage of life as I am right now. In just 7 days Don and I embark on a whole series of wonderful adventures. First, we pack everything up and drive to Los Angeles in order to catch a flight to the tiny island of Mauritius for my best friend’s wedding. Then, after two weeks spent in paradise we begin a 4 to 5 month thru-hike of the Pacific Crest Trail. We start in Campos, California (right along the border with Mexico) and hike 2,668 miles to Manning Park, Canada. My mother will help support us for the first 1,000 miles and we will send ourselves resupplies after that. When we complete our hike, we will move back to Tahoe, hopefully find our own perfect little home, and then get married at the end of October. We plan on returning to Northstar for another season, and are looking forward to having a bit more free-time for friends, camping trips, and hopefully lots of wonderful skiing…this time as a married couple!

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