zumaboom I've found that if I'm willing to step out first...to climb over the waterfall and jump first...it makes it far easier for the next person to jump. Let's not ask people to do something we're not willing to first do ourselves. 6h

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zumaboom When you move to a new city where nobody knows you, it can at times be challenging to maintain your identity. Today I felt like myself. I got to be in the woods. I got to adventure. I got to challenge someone to do something that was outside of their comfort zone then witness the pure joy that comes on the other side of stepping out on a ledge...or in today's case jumping off said ledge into a waterfall pool. As #33 would say...makin memories. Here is my roommate, Sarah, dipping her hands in the fresh water. 🌲 13h

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Normal Whitney Peterson
zumaboom @audreyleejackson & I want you to know 2 things....
1) We got moves. Ever so graceful dance moves.
2) You're never too old to jump into a beer container in the back of the kids space and dance around.
It's a wonder we're still single.
2d

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zumaboom Two of my favorite people just moved to Seattle for 3 months and I got to spend all day exploring with them. Our little 3 person team also got 3rd place at trivia so I guess you could say we had a decent Monday. 🌲🏼 3d

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zumaboom Wrong way part 3:
Life's better when you forge your own way.
#pnwonderland
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  •   sondralee Wow. 2w
  •   iamdereklong Is that one for rent? 2w
  •   zumaboom @iamdereklong it's actually free to stay in any time! It's only 1.5 miles to the top too (but it's like 1800 ft elevation gain). 2w
  •   mrsnatalieweaver To be fair @zumaboom, I think the 1.5 is if you go straight up the steep ridgeline and not take the switchback paths. That's the only way it makes sense 2w
  •   lschipper @zumaboom beautiful capture! 2w

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zumaboom Wrong way part 2:
After planning on calling it a day, we changed our minds and decided to drive back and summit our original planned hike. We took all the right forks and it was glorious. Not only did I love the extra time with @mrsnatalieweaver but I think it was my all time favorite #PNW mountain view. My first hike in Washington may just have been my best. My experience tells me that #adventuresgonewrong are usually better than adventures gone right. 🌲
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zumaboom Wrong way part 1:
If you've ever tried to adventure with me before you know I'm terrible with directions. This fact was proven today when my lack of directions lead us to take the wrong route at literally every fork. Turns out we weren't even on the right trail b/c of a wrong fork we had followed on the gravel road. We still found a beautiful lake and a great spot to eat lunch. Here's to #adventuresgonewrong
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  •   carradru Would it actually be a fun trip without taking the wrong way? 2w
  •   blondeboymomma Trying to figure out a way to get back to the Northwest ASAP. Prettiest place I've ever seen. Ever. 2w
  •   zumaboom @blondeboymomma I know of a pretty stellar church plant that's happening up here... 2w
  •   deggenschwiler Oh man. You and directions... 2w
  •   zumaboom @deggenschwiler I told them your mantra of "whatever direction Whitney says to go, go the opposite direction." 2w

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zumaboom One Sunday way back when at @ethoschurch the holy spirit prompted me to go sit down next to a girl I didn't know. That night we shared communion, went out to eat and swapped life stories. Turns out @tessaviolet had moved to Nashville that week and was a fellow Oregonian. She quickly became one of my favorite people to be around with her innately good and infectiously inspiring personality. She later introduced me to @rustyclanton who is awesome in his own right...but together they make People You Know and are traveling the country lifting people's spirits using their music as an entryway to meet people, learn their names, and encourage them. I'm so glad that their tour brought them up to the northwest so I could watch them in action and get some hang time! If you dig the video you can soon buy their full length album on iTunes! #peopleyouknow #novelcaptions #storyportrait 3w
  •   chunaco Loved the storytime whit 3w
  •   tessaviolet I'm so happy we got to hang out! What an incredible treat! 2w

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zumaboom Dinner on the pier for the second night in a row. I guess you could say I'm enjoying the NW cuisine. #seattle #seafood>friedfood 3w
  •   ashleyanngendron (love that hashtag) 3w
  •   amanda_jane_arellano Beautiful! I miss you! 3w
  •   carradru > 3w
  •   ivor.k Perfect composition, yo! 3w
  •   fadydady Oo oo oo pick me pick me ....I have a suggestion .....you have to try the pink door restaurant...so flippin good 3w
  •   iamdereklong Jealous! 3w
  •   zumaboom @fadydady Oooohh awesome! Thanks for the suggestion!!! 3w
  •   fadydady Let me know how it turns out ...front door is in a dirty alley way which leads to a pink door ....looks like your going to walk into a dirty kitchen but then "HALLELUJAH...HALLELUJAH" the angels sing ...ok lil dramatic but it's super good 3w

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zumaboom Another day another birthday to celebrate! This time atop the Ferris wheel. #seattle #pnwonderland 3w

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zumaboom Turns out if you camp the week after the 4th of July you'll have the lake all to yourselves!! 🏻 4w

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Normal Whitney Peterson
zumaboom Fireworks are best observed cuddling with a precious little one. Happy birthday to both of my nieces that we celebrated in the last 2 days and to America. 4w
  •   carradru Her missing teeth are so cute! 4w

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zumaboom Family flying fun... @hannacorwin 4w
  •   carradru You sound like Dory from Finding Nemo when she's talking to the whales 🐋 4w
  •   fadydady Nice toss Hanna ...good form 4w

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zumaboom If you're not willing to explore by yourself, you'll miss out on so much. It's such a beautiful day in #seattle. 1mon

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zumaboom Adventuring and finding treasures with aunt Caley. #rivergirls 1mon

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zumaboom The irony of berry picking...by the time you're done picking you've eaten so many freebies as you go you don't wanna eat more berries for a while! 1mon

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zumaboom You may or may not know that I recently moved to Seattle. I've always reveled in adventure but what I didn't expect was the intense challenge that would come with this move. I have a feeling it will be the hardest and yet one of the best things I've ever done. Here's to my unknowable future with an all knowing God. #seattle 1mon
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  •   carradru Love your heart. And the moon! 1mon
  •   amanda_jane_arellano Kerry park 1mon
  •   amanda_jane_arellano Thinking of you often these days as you settle into your new home. Call/text/FaceTime me anytime you need a familiar voice. 1mon
  •   missshannnon Here's to an amazing new start and a new family! We love you already! 1mon
  •   roshanavand Good luck my friend <3 1mon
  •   esaraceno You are the best adventurer I've ever known. ️ you! 1mon
  •   queeniemaryp Change is usually hard, but also brings growth, new friendships, and NEW adventures. I'll be up to visit soon and I will bring some surprises with me. ;) 1mon

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zumaboom "Look!! I found the perfect sleeping spot in this tree!!" -Katie, My 5 yr old cousin/fellow nature lover. 😴 1mon

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zumaboom Zoo day in the perfect Seattle weather with the lovely @rmlong & @iamdereklong! The only thing better than the weather was Ellie saying, "Hi miss Whitney!" about 45 times. 1mon
  •   carradru Ellie 1mon
  •   jkimg123q I miss that girls voice! Can't wait to see everyone in Sunday 1mon

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zumaboom I met @meleiamarie a few years ago when she started volunteering with @ethoschurch kids. We've may have both been called away from Nashville, but we still got to meet up quickly in Seattle before she heads off to Uganda for a year! It's so cool how everything works together. What a blessing she's been in my life and what a blessing she'll be to all those she encounters in the next year. Getting together for a bit to encourage each other was most definitely selfie worthy. 1mon

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