vacation

Morocco Calling

Jackietara blog - Morocco Calling
Jackietara blog - Morocco Calling

Jackietara blog - Morocco CallingJackietara blog - Morocco Calling
Jackietara blog - Morocco CallingJackietara blog - Morocco Calling
Jackietara blog - Morocco Calling

This blue and white top just screams “take me to Morocco!”, doesn’t it? Little does it know, it will in fact be accompanying me on my journey to the exotic lands of Morocco very soon – Friday in fact! I’m not quite sure how this trip snuck up on me as it did. A few months ago our family vacation to Africa seemed forever away. Now, it’s just a few hours. Crazy how that happens, huh?

My intent was to write a post on “how to pack for an exotic vacation” , but that clearly was a lofty goal as I have not taken photos for or written said post. Instead, you will have to settle for many, many photos from my trip and maybe a note or two on how my packing worked out… or not. I’m actually feeling pretty confident that I packed enough basics and layers (without over-packing, huzzah!). 

I have managed to fit 7 days worth of outfits, four pairs of shoes, light camera gear, and entertainment material into one carry-on and a mid-sized suitcase (with room to spare!). I’d call that an accomplishment.

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South Moon Under Tunic
Vintage Jacket
White Denim | similar
Stella & Dot Renegade Cluster Bracelet
Stella & Dot Rebel Cluster Necklace
Lou Lou D.C. Necklace

Colorado

At the end of February, Teddy and I took an amazing vacation to Colorado. We stayed in Salida with family and friends, skied on Monarch Mountain, and frequented a few steamy hot springs.

Our first day in Colorado, Teddy, Nate, and I decided our best option would be to hold off on skiing and to “acclimate” to the high altitude on a hike [I was still huffing and puffing on the trail] before relaxing in the clothing-optional [an experience in itself…] Valley View Hot Springs at Orient Land Trust.

Teddy loaned me his Nikon D700 and 50mm lens for our hike so I could snap away alongside him and Nate. I got a few pointers from them along the way, including how not to back focus [like I did in the photo below, oops].

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I did manage to take a few other “good” photos [in my nonprofessional opinion] of the boys on our scenic hike. I hope to take in the gorgeous mountainous landscape again soon – hopefully next year!

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