the mountains are calling

my christine came to vegas in october (meaning she has officially visited me everywhere i've lived). we had one inaugural night out on the town. but after that, we escaped the chaos of the strip and headed for the invigorating quietude of the mountains.

we each had separate stressors plaguing us at the time, and i knew some mountain air would help replenish our bodies with crisp energy. mt charleston is only an hour drive northwest of the city, so it was perfect. we hiked a bit, with friends she brought along from florida. and everyone kept expressing how much lighter they felt out there amongst the wild air. like a big, mucky weight had been lifted from all of us. we left feeling so renewed.