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Brooke Michiels  Attorney & adventurer Camper life! ✌ 2 of 7 wonders of the natural 🌎 6 countries 4 continents πŸ‘£Follow Our National Park πŸ‘‡#roadtrip

Life's so far from perfect lately. We've lost so much together. We've struggled through mom and then were hit hard with gram. Rayna, please know you are the strongest person I've ever met. You take these punches life throws with a smile and grace I wish I had. You are my role model baby girl, and you always will be. Know that your smile gives me light on the darkest of days. You have defied all odds and are now putting yourself through college. I am so proud of the young woman you've become! I love you to the moon and back! Please never lose your smile, it's one of a kind!! Also, know there is no one in this world I'd rather be by my side for all the good and bad life has to throw our way! You are one of a kind Rayna boo, stay weird! πŸ’šπŸŽˆπŸŽ‰πŸŽ‚
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All my beautiful wedding πŸ“·'s by @amandamohon

When your man's so πŸ”₯ he makes rainbows appear on rocks when he kisses you! 😍🌈😘
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.... But for real... Does anyone know what makes this happen!?! This 🌈 was on this rock in different spots in like 10 pics. It wasn't the coloration of the rock it was something freaky the 🌞 was doing! Anyone know more!?!! @thehikingmermaid
#joshuatree #rainbow #kiss

Well guys we've made it to our winter home! Things we will miss from roadtrip life: no set plans, no schedule, no neighbors, endless adventure. Things we are glad to have back: as much water as we need, unlimited power, stability. It'll be nice to call the desert our home this winter and have the same front yard for a few months. But we are already planning the next big roadtrip! No worries the adventure is never ending... It'll just be more concentrated to southern Cali for now! πŸ’šβœŒπŸŒ΅
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My fabulous glasses by @rootedshade ...need to get the hubby a pair for future pics! πŸ“·
#joshuatree #camperlife #qaloring

Trick or Treat?! Well guys we made it to our winter home. And #dessert in the #desert may be what keeps us alive! Check out these non dairy frozen bites by @perfectlyfreetreats for a cold #snack that won't scare you on the scale! #roadtrip #halloween #trickortreat #skeleton #nikon #nikonphotography #chocolate

And I thought catching shooting stars was cool!😎Headlamps on El Capiton takes the cake! πŸŽ‚
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I almost lost it when this headlamp pointed towards me for almost the entire 20 second shutter. That was the last time I saw him that night and the moon lit Valley only lasted 5 more minutes or so! It was cloudy but still a great night for star shooting! #moodygrams #nikon #nikonphotography #camperlife #roadtrip #rvlife #fulltimerv #nightphotograhy #nightsky #stars #yosemitenationalpark #yosemite

These huge fire scars are rather common on #Sequoia trees. You see, they need fire to grow. For years the NPS protected these groves from the fierce #wildfires that break out in the #West, specifically in #california . However they quickly learned that eliminating fire completely was keeping them from growing. The thick ferns would cover the entire ground and new seeds couldn't find their way to soil. To find a happy medium between keeping fire out completely and letting wild fires destroy the groves, the #NPS began to introduce controlled fires into the groves. These fires over time have left #scars on the trees, hollowed them at their bases, but they continue to grow. This got me thinking... Are people really that different than trees? Do we need fire to grow? Are there things holding us back that can only be burnt away? Do we need destruction for personal reconstruction? I think that I may. Lately my fires have been more wild than controlled, but I keep pushing through. I keep growing through the fires, dare I say because of the fires. They leave scars that you can see but only I can feel. But that I think is how we know growth is real. πŸ’šβœŒπŸŒ³
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Pictured above is the largest living Sequoia tree #roadtrip #camperlife #fulltimerv #Nikon #nikonphotography #nikon100

To all those ladies out there with amazing husbands, don't forget to be thankful for the women who got them there! I am constantly getting compliments on how great @workcamperninja is from my friends. He is pretty awesome! But I like to credit 100% of his good qualities to his mom. She is one of the best, kindest, caring, accepting, patient women I've ever had the pleasure to know! I am so glad Justin grew up to be so much like you and I'm so happy to call you my mother-in-law. Happy birthday πŸŽ‚ Mrs. Tammy! I know you don't do social media every day... But you'll see this eventually 😘 @medicinemama95 #nikon #nikonphotography #nikon100 #camperlife #fulltimerv #rvlife #motherinlaw #waterfalls #waterfall #waterfallsfordays #oregon

We are never guaranteed tomorrow that's why it is so important to live today! If this was my last #sunset I think that would be a pretty great finale to a beautiful adventure. Don't get me wrong, I want to live forever. But since I can't, I want to live every day feeling like this #yosemite sunset made me feel... full of life. πŸ˜πŸ’šβœŒ #roadtrip #camperlife #rvlife #fulltimerv #sunsets #sunset #sunsetvibes #nikon #nikonphotography #nikon100

When everyone was at Tunnel View looking at the moonlight hit the Valley, I was in awe of this sight hiding behind most people's backs. The milky way, although dull under the partial moon, shot straight out of the top of the famous tunnel. I am very very new to night photography so this was not an easy capture. The light from the tunnel was so bright but I needed darkness to see the stars. I finally landed on a 800 ISO and a 30 second shutter, allowing enough light into my camera to make out the stars but keeping enough out that the tunnel light didn't drown out everything. I am SO proud of this shot! #nightphotograhy #milkyway #nikonphotography #nikon #tinyliving #fulltimerv #camperlife #nationalpark #roadtrip

Life on the road is probably not what most people expect. It's not just the glorified scenery photos found on #camperlife or #vanlife pages. You see, we are people just like you. Our bodies crave security even though our souls seek adventure. Today we are high on life but tomorrow we have no idea where we will be sleeping. We are torn between the pursuit of the unknown and the comfort of planning. But when everything is falling apart, I focus on you. You looked at me last night and told me everything was going to be okay. I asked if you were sure, and you said yes. My understanding of security seems to be changing. I'm learning that security doesn't necessarily mean always being in one place, having a plan, or maintaining a steady income. You are my security. You are all I need. The rest we will figure out together along the way 😘 @workcamperninja #tinyliving
#camper #camperlife #rvlife #fulltimerv #adventure #roadtrip #views #halfdome .
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Sweet Leggins by @heiressequine (see my story for a side note on how durable these leggings are)

"If you live to be 100 I want to live to be 100 minus 1 day so I would never have to live a day without you." -Winnie the Pooh .
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Losing so many young people so close to me in a concentrated time frame has made me hyper aware of sudden death. It could scare me, and I guess if I'm being totally transparent, sometimes it terrifies me (most often when I try to think of having to ever live without you.) But I try to use this new found hyper awareness to fuel my adventures, to push my limits, to live outside my comfort zone, to treasure every moment and every photo knowing how easily it could be my last. Life is so precious, so long for some but so short for others. If today was your last day would you be happy with how you spent it? #tinyliving #fulltimerv #camperlife #nomad #roadtrip #nikonphotography #nikon #waterfalls #kiss

I used to hate these big baby blues. I got to a point in life I couldn't even look myself in the mirror for about a year. These eyes are gorgeous, stunning even. But these eyes are yours. They've always belonged to you. You left before you turned 50, way too young. You are a huge part of why we decided life's too short! But you left me with your eyes. You left me seeing you everytime I saw me. It took a long time for me to be able to look at me knowing I'd always see you. It took a long time to love these eyes of yours again. But now I am so greatful to have a small piece of your beauty in me, shinning out for everyone to see. πŸ˜˜πŸ’š you Mom #grief #purplersummer #Oregon #camperlife #fulltimerv #tinyliving #roadtrip #loveyourself #selflove

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