Chile Pt. 1



For months I had begged Brad that we need to get down to Chile - Right now seemed like the perfect timing since we don't have kids yet and his grandparents that I've been dying to meet are starting to get pretty old. In December we took the leap and purchased the tickets and I am so thankful that we did! Brad's Mom and Sister Natalie jumped on the train and purchased tickets to accompany us as well. :) We went down to the southern part of Chile and explored some new beaches for a couple days - it was absolutely breath taking! It was my first time seeing the ocean in South America and it didn't fall short of stunning. The water was so crystal blue, topped with what looked like miniature colorful boats dotting out to the horizon. It was so nice to get into the SUNSHINE - My poor little pale body was jumping for joy just to suck in a few rays! Brad's cousin Paulita and I had a blast snapping photos walking alongside the beach, as Brad played fetch with some of his new doggy pals.

We visited the little town of Dichato where the tsunami in 2010 occurred, and that was quite the humbling experience. Seeing giant boats crashed up upon the shore, crumbled streets, and houses that were completely taken out. I was impressed to see how quickly they had picked themselves up after something so devastating with new construction going on, but you could tell there was still a lot of work to do. Brad spoke with a lady who was there when the tsunami took place and it was crazy to hear about it first hand. I cannot even fathom it! Having everything taken from you in an instant, and having to start all over again - I will forever admire that lady's strength.

I feel so blessed to have been able to travel down to Chile - To see and experience where Brad served his LDS mission, to meet and spend time with his crazy fun Chilean family... Blessed is the only word I can think of to describe it. It has been such an adventure and I cannot wait to share more - video coming soon!

18 comments:

  1. These are stunning and that last photo is amazing!!! :)

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  2. That last photo!! So darling. Can't wait for that video!

    Xo - http://laurengotablog.blogspot.com

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  3. this looks incredible. what an amazing experience!

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  4. i love these pictures! chile is on my "to-visit" list! beautiful!

    xo

    lauratnelson.blogspot.com

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  5. That last picture is amazing! Sounds like you had an amazing adventure.
    xo-Amanda

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  6. Okay, obsessed with your swimmy suit, lady.

    I love this post.

    xo,
    Shelby

    http://shelbylanece.blogspot.com

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  7. what fun!!!! love the umbrella picture!!

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  8. wow, what a beautiful landscape! and a humbling journey; glad you were able to experience it.

    grace & love,
    kristyn

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  9. Oh it looks beautiful, such brilliant photos too!

    Harri
    at-rubik.blogspot.com

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  10. Honestly, could you be any cuter? I absolutely LOVE your swimsuit. And that last picture is precious. You two are perfect ;)
    xo TJ

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  11. You have the most perfect life! So fun that you got to travel there!

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  12. your swimsuit looks so cute! :)

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  13. SUCH. COOL. SHOTS. I especially love the one of you guys among the row of 'brellas and chairs. Too much artsy-cuteness! I can't wait till my hubby and I get to travel out of the country again! the world is such an incredible cultural mosaic! Glad you had fun :)

    -Britt (zealouslyzika.com)

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  14. I grew up in Chile and it is seriously the coolest place! I wish I could go back and visit! I love your shots, they're stunning. I am in the process of switching blogs, and was wondering what site you used to start this up? I know how to code and everything, I just want to start on a nice, clean slate!

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  15. Love this post and your pictures. Chile sounds like an amazing country. I'm so happy I stumbled upon your blog today. I remember watching the video of you seeing your husband come home from his mission and loving it. Glad to see you guys are now happily married. I am Belgian, my husband is South African, we live in Belgium. We're planning a trip to South Africa in December. It will be the first time for me too. I'm so excited!

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  16. Chile is THE place! Always heard than people, food and landscape are amazing! Definitely on my list

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