Too much scenic beauty to handle. I was in Park City, probably a week before the leaves are going to change and so glad I managed to squeeze in the last weekend of gorgeous green. Talk about a breathe of fresh air! It was 4 days filled with sunshine, dry heat, thunderstorms, lightening, and rainbows. I got the works! Loved every minute of it. I came to Park City for work, but it's hard to call such a beautiful weekend (filled with seeing old friends + faces) work.
It was a Bugaboo weekend, launching our latest product, the Bugaboo Buffalo. In Utah, we hosted 5 families from around the country (Nashville, Chicago, Portland, San Francisco and Southern California) to discover the all new, all terrain stroller in the great outdoors. From hikes to chairlift rides, bonfires and all things outdoorsy. It was an action-packed, slightly exhausting, weekend with families ranging from 13 year olds to 2 month olds.
It's really been an impactful experience to work with such inspiring, creative, and passionate families this past year. These are families that get me excited to have my own someday. I love seeing how they move and travel with their kids, not letting children hinder but instead enhancing the experience. Seeing a new place, with new eyes! That is something that is really important to me. I know that kids will of course slow things down in some sense, we will I'm sure want to feel more settled and I know it's easy to talk the talk beforehand. But regardless, I do hope to be a parent that doesn't stop exploring, doesn't stop seeking out new adventures and wanting to give my future children that exposure through travel. I always want it to be a part of my life and I always want to make traveling a priority.
The older I get, the more I realize how grateful I am for my own mom. I am so grateful for her spirit and the sense of adventure she wanted to instill in us. In fourth grade, I remember I got assigned to a California mission project. My mom decided we should skip the school library and go see it in person. She and my dad took me to San Francisco for the weekend to visit my assigned mission and get real photographs and experience it first hand. (not sure if I realized it at the time, but such a cool mom!) She promoted getting out into the world and seeking newness, doing things we've never done before and reaching beyond our comfort zones. Maybe it's fate, that I now work for a company that promotes mobility and the family travel experience.
Feeling inspired and excited for the future!