amymberry #tbt to riding a camel, in the desert, with my Ma 2d
  •   beamrg_ This is great ! So good to be able to travel with one's mum sweet memories 1d
  •   arsenalgrrl What a great photo from a trip of a lifetime. 1d

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amymberry Beautiful Glen Eyrie Castle - one of my town's gems. I feel so incredibly fortunate to have spent the afternoon here, learning some history and drinking the house blend tea. 1w
  •   fozzcook Gorgeous 1w
  •   arsenalgrrl So beautiful! It looks very European. 1w
  •   kimmie_wimmie What a lovely spot! I thought it was somewhere in Europe as well. 7d
  •   amymberry @fozzcook @arsenalgrrl @kimmie_wimmie thanks friends! This was built to be a Tudor -style castle. So, you are right in that it looks European. It was built by General Palmer, who founded Colorado Springs. He built it for his wife, who sadly still preferred the East Coast and England to Colorado. (Wish I had a guy who'd built a castle for me!) This place was miraculously spared from the Waldo Canyon Fire in 2012 that burned all around this little canyon. For the last 50-60 years this place has been run by a non-profit as a conference center. They have teas and tours to allow the public to have access to this treasure. It's also a B&B and you can even sleep in the General's bed. I've been to weddings here and had my senior photos taken here. It's such a special place! (Probably more history than you wanted to know! ) 6d
  •   arsenalgrrl That's a great history lesson! Colorado has its own Taj Mahal, what a beautiful gesture of love. How fortunate that it escaped harm from the fire. I hope whatever protected it before continues to protect it; it's a gift to your city and state. :) 5d
  •   beamrg_ Just gorgeous ! Love this place. Yes, it could have been somewhere in Uk or Scotland sounds like a perfect afternoon for me too 4d
  •   amymberry @beamrg_ not much beats tea in a castle! 4d
  •   beamrg_ Yes indeed 4d

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amymberry Because Eileen (@arsenalgrrl ) has given me permission to post mountain photos daily....
Today is one of my favorite Colorado days. The expansive, unending blue sky. The piles of white below. The Peak in all its morning first-light sun-bathed glowing glory.
Days like today make me think of hope. There's a reminder on my desk "Hold Fast to HOPE." With the image of an anchor embracing and framing those words. Hold fast! Like a sailor with muscles stretching, straining on that rope, as if his very life depends on it. Hold fast! Hope is powerful. These Colorado days are a reminder that no matter how dark, how long the storm rages, that is not the end. Dark and storm and rage and peril do. not. have the last words. There will come the explosion of light and white and blue and crisp and clean!
I can stand as a personal witness to life after the storm - the deep, dark storm that seems to never lift. There is joy, there is light. Hold fast to HOPE! Hope does not disappoint. Hope never. ever. disappoints. "Eucharisteo (giving thanks) always precedes the miracle." Hope to thanks to miracle.
And this bright white mountain majesty.
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amymberry #wetnosewednesday back to when bathing B was not a full contact sport, and she'd do the splits in the slippery tub. 1w
  •   beamrg_ Such a sweetheart !! 1w
  •   hkgronseth It's not a "like" for Bella. It's a "love" 1w
  •   amymberry @beamrg_ she is! I miss that puppy stage! 1w
  •   rmsj4 Aww - love it!! Such a little cutie 1w

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amymberry Oh this mountain majesty! 2w
  •   cczimmerman Your photography gets better and better! Awesome. 2w
  •   arsenalgrrl Beautiful, Amy! 1w
  •   amymberry @cczimmerman thanks my friend! 1w
  •   amymberry @arsenalgrrl thanks Eileen! It takes a lot of self control to not post pics like this everyday because getting to see the sun hit the Rockies first thing in the morning is pretty awesome every day. This day though was a step up and I couldn't resist! 1w
  •   amymberry @arsenalgrrl how are you liking Downton so far? Oh the drama! 1w
  •   arsenalgrrl You could post these everyday with no complaints! Colorado is so beautiful! I'm loving DA so far. They really started with the drama right out of the box. Poor Edith, trying to do the right thing and the wife has no idea. Mr Bates and his ongoing troubles. Mary and her romantic weekend. It's fantastic, haha! How are you liking this season? 1w
  •   amymberry I haven't watched this weeks episode yet. I'm enjoying it! How did Mary think she could get away with it? I absolutely love Maggie Smith - all her witty remarks. @arsenalgrrl 4d

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amymberry Quadrilateral burst of color
#latergramsfordays #nofilter #iphoneonly
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amymberry Dune bashing in Qatar - top five most fun things I've ever done
#latergramsfordays #nofilter #iphoneonly
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amymberry Goodbye Middle East, til we meet again....
(Katara Blue Mosque)
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  •   coloradofilmer I want to see all of the pictures. What a fun trip. 4w

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amymberry "It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step out onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to."
Bilbo, The Fellowship of the Ring
I've been thinking a lot about this quote as I've accumulated a few more passport stamps in the last few weeks. Those who know me best know I'm mostly a homebody with a capital "H." Though I have never, ever regretted stepping outside my comfort zone, it takes a measure of courage. I bought this bracelet before my recent trip and have not stopped wearing it. It is a gentle reminder to tap into something I sometimes forget I already have.
If I were to wish for anything more this coming year, it would be to exercise courage more.
#WHPresolutions2015 #airportmusings
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amymberry Happy New Year friends! More Katara geometry. Loved exploring this place at golden hour with all its glowing marble. 4w

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amymberry Katara amphitheater golden hour
#nofilter
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amymberry Happy New Year! May 2015 bring even more new friends and adventures! 🐪🐪 1mon
  •   amymberry @arsenalgrrl I was amazed at how soft they were! Wish I could pack one home... 4w
  •   amymberry @rmsj4 I did get to ride! Just a short one but worth it! Happy New Year! 4w
  •   amymberry @outdoorszy I was tempted to give it a kick and pretend he spooked at something, but decided that wouldn't be smart. I'll save my rip roaring rides for the Ranch. 4w
  •   beamrg_ Thank you so much Amy and the best for you too in 2015 ! A trip to France ?? 4w
  •   amymberry @beamrg_ oh I would LOVE to come to France. That place is definitely on my list! If I plan a trip I'll let you know and you can show me the beautiful mountains there. 4w
  •   beamrg_ For sure Amy 4w
  •   outdoorszy Hope to ride with you again soon! @amymberry 4w
  •   amymberry @outdoorszy yes! Let me know when/if you guys plan any spring or fall weekends... 4w

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amymberry Watched the sun set over Saudi Arabia after dune bashing. Slept in a tent on the shore of the Persian Gulf and listened to the waves crash. This was certainly a highlight of this trip.
Photo cred: @hkgronseth
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amymberry This sweet guy was a trooper today - lots of walking and waiting at the airport. I'm pretty darn lucky to have him as a nephew.
Also love him representing @lostvalleyranch in Dubai!
Still can't get over how gorgeous the Burj Khalifa is....
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amymberry Stopped to have tea at an Arabian tea house yesterday. 1mon

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amymberry Sparkling Burj Khalifa 1mon

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amymberry Burj Khalifa selfie! By far - this is the most beautiful building I've been privileged to see.
#christmasadventures
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amymberry Merry Christmas! #christmasadventures 1mon
  •   arsenalgrrl Merry Christmas, Amy! What a fantastic view! 1mon
  •   amymberry @beamrg_ Beatrice, I'm visiting family in the Persian Gulf! This is such an adventure! 1mon
  •   amymberry @rmsj4 thank you dear Mary! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas! 1mon
  •   amymberry @arsenalgrrl thank you Eileen! When my brother told us he and his family were moving to Doha for 3 years, one of the first things I did was Google the skyline. It is quite beautiful! 1mon
  •   briankennny amazing! merry christmas 1mon
  •   beamrg_ Great !! So enjoy the adventure in Doha and time with your family 1mon
  •   cabokiki @amymberry Belated merry Xmas wishes Amy! Hope you and Bella are having a good holiday 1mon
  •   amymberry @cabokiki thank you Kim! I hope you are having a great holiday season! Enjoy the cold and snow for me! 1mon

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amymberry Tonight, especially, I am more aware of and thankful for the freedom to worship.
Merry Christmas friends!
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amymberry Went to the Souk today and found a soft-as-butter pashmina and a small silver (copper?) teapot
#christmasadventures
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