Monday, July 9, 2012

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What are men compared to rocks and mountains? —Jane Austen, Pride & Prejudice

I love a good adventure. My dear friend Alpha May was in town this week. On a whim we took a quick 4th of July trip to Zermatt (Happy Birthday America!). The three hour drive through the Alps was breathtaking and humbling.  At moments, I've never felt so small.

Quick Tip: Don't watch North Face before climbing a mountain...especially in the Alps.  Might have been one of the worst ideas I've ever had. I think I scarred Alpha for life.

All photographs edited with VSCO Film.

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Thank you for the memories Alpha! Cree and I will remember this week as one of our favorites for many years to come. Your a doll and we miss you already! (I get the giggles every time I remember when "winning" the lottery in the Zermatt train station.)

57 comments:

  1. oh my goodness you already have visitors? ha ha ha that was quick. travels make it all so much fun when they're shared with friends. love all the photos. swiss alps/mountains are just breathtaking.

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  2. gah! breathtaking indeed. i drove through the alps in high school on a big tour bus and slept 90 percent of the time. i think it's time for a re-do.

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  3. Breathtaking! Wish I were there.

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    1. Really! Truly amazing. Each and every photo is extremely stunning.
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  4. WOW, look at that breathtaking view. How beautiful! xo

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  5. Amanda! What dreamy photos! You're making me want to win the lottery and book a ticket!

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  6. Oh my. Amanda, it must change the way your mind thinks a little bit, seeing this with your eyes. How majestic.

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  7. Stunning. I want to visit. :P

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  8. Looks amazing. You must also be the most stylish hikers I have ever seen.

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  9. I absolutely love the first picture. Dreamy.

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  10. So beautiful!
    Unrelated but noteworthy nonetheless: Make sure to visit Basel! Great city and fun! people.
    Btw, thank you for your comment. Made my day :)

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  11. Wow. Breathtaking pictures Amanda.

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  12. Ah, breathtaking! My husband works for a Swiss company and we may be moving there for a while...fingers crossed! Love your blog.

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  13. any post that begins with Jane Austen is a winner to me. the photos are just the cherry on top :)

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  14. these photos are stunning. and, oh my, what pretty ladies!

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  15. oh gosh! JG and I watched North Face a couple years ago and it made me want to forbid him from mountaineering ever again. but I did like luise's clothes...

    anyway, your pictures are fantastic! what fun to have a friend there for the 4th of July.

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    1. I know it! Luise is such a doll....her cute hair and sweaters....:)

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  16. This looks just perfect! The alps have a way of stealing hearts, don't they?

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  17. you lucky girl!! my dad travels a ton for work, and always says his most favorite place he's ever been was when he got to see the matterhorn. love these photos a lot :)

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  18. Those shots of you and Alpha with the telescopes made me smile real big. Breathtaking, Amanda!

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  19. so amazing! I need to go to there.

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  20. ummmm hi. i might have just fallen in love with you over the Pride and Prejudice quote. i tried to stop it... and it just happened. sincerest apologies haha

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  21. oh amanda, amanda amanda!!! i'm dying!!! best "whim" of a trip ever made. and the photos? insanely insanely gorgeous. the coloring is perfect, your style is amazing and i'm just kinda obsessed with this whole trip.

    xo

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  22. BEAUTIFUL!! if you ever get a chance you should check out the triftbrucke :)

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  23. Gorgeous! such inspiring pictures! Fun, fun, fun.

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  24. Amanda, I wonder if we crossed paths. I was there this past weekend with my husband and some friends who were here visiting. We live in Zürich and escape to the Alps whenever we can. Switzerland is crazy beautiful huh? Zermatt is definitely among our favorite spots. Be sure to put Mürren and Ascona on your list. And of course let me know if you are ever in Zürich - friendly Americans make wonderful coffee companions. Happy travels!

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    1. No way! how fun. We will certainly let you know if we head to zurich. ;)

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  25. These pictures are wonderful! Got me yearning for the mountains for sure.

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  26. love that you had avocado with you! and love, love the shoes!!!! what a beautiful adventure.

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  27. it looks seriously breathtaking! i can understand why you felt so small at times, wow!

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  28. This is pretty amazing! I'm beyond in love with these images. My!

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  29. these photos are outrageously beautiful!

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  30. these photos (plus any of your others on instagram) are making me want to travel to switzerland so badly! they're beautiful!

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  31. oh, wow. this is incredible! amazing photos and such inspiring surroundings.

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  32. WOW. Properly awe inspiring.

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  33. hello - cool photos. hey question, is your husband's northface pack new or vintage? it has a killer look it.

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    1. @stilljoie - it's vintage! My dad and mom gave us their matching north faces from when they were in college. we adore them.

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  34. That's lovely. We recently were on a ship and I felt the same–so small in a world that only seemed like endless, blue ocean. It felt relieving in a way.
    Big hug!

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  35. Looks incredible - I will definitely head that way soon. If you stay in Geneva any upcoming weekends, check out the Carouge farmer's market. It's a great neighborhood and would make fro some great pics. Imagine the opening scene from Beauty and the Beast :)

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  36. Gosh, so freakin' magical! And I love your sperrys :)

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  37. Of course I love anything involving mountains of any sort, they are the most beautiful to me. the alps look incredible! so much beauty. we would love to visit someday!

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  38. Just went to Switzerland myself. We thought about going to the Matterhorn, and I especially wanted to after seeing your photos, but we decided to go to the Jungfrau Region instead and it was magical. Your photos are beautiful.

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