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3 days. No makeup. Hiking alone and thinking a lot. Loving life as is. This is 46. . . . #tourism  #travel  #trails  #outdoors  #hiking  #backpacking  #adventure  #wwadventures  #wonderwoman  #ilovetheoutdoors  #quityourjob  #carlitarocks  #reallifewonderwoman  #oregonbigfootadventure  #solitude  #pdx  #life 

Holy Mackerel my legs are jelly! 5 hours, 7 miles of hiking AND biking up/down the Columbia River Gorge. A heart pumping fat burning adventure. What a treat to get an all female group led by our fearless male guide, Edwin. . . #tourism  #travel  #trails  #outdoors  #hiking  #biking  #pdx  #columbiarivergorge  #adventure  #reallifewonderwoman  #carlitarocks  #lifeisshort  #pnwadventures  #quityourjob  #puravida  #lifeisgood 

A very quiet hike in the woods to the refreshing Bagby Hot Springs. Worth the 3 miles of solitude. #bagbyhotsprings  #hiking  #backpacking  #adventure  #wwadventures  #wonderwoman  #ilovetheoutdoors  #quityourjob  #carlitarocks  #reallifewonderwoman  #travel  #trails  #outdoors  #tourism  #healthyliving  #puravida  #oregonbigfootadventure 

This girl was ready to push a bull out of my pasture and work her tail off after 6 months off! #CarlitaRocks 

It’s time. Farewell pretty atrium Farewell lovely mural Farewell aperitivo cocktails Farewell Concierge desk Farewell historic Hotel Theodore Farewell front desk staff Farewell MADE coffee Farewell Rider restaurant. Many thanks to all the guests who made my day. Another life chapter closes. It’s been real. Goodbye and Good Night. #conciergeadventures  #concierge  #seattle  #hoteltheodore  #adventure  #carlitarocks  #reallifewonderwoman  #hoteladventures 

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3 days. No makeup. Hiking alone and thinking a lot. Loving life as is. This is 46. . . . #tourism  #travel  #trails  #outdoors  #hiking  #backpacking  #adventure  #wwadventures  #wonderwoman  #ilovetheoutdoors  #quityourjob  #carlitarocks  #reallifewonderwoman  #oregonbigfootadventure  #solitude  #pdx  #life 

Holy Mackerel my legs are jelly! 5 hours, 7 miles of hiking AND biking up/down the Columbia River Gorge. A heart pumping fat burning adventure. What a treat to get an all female group led by our fearless male guide, Edwin. . . #tourism  #travel  #trails  #outdoors  #hiking  #biking  #pdx  #columbiarivergorge  #adventure  #reallifewonderwoman  #carlitarocks  #lifeisshort  #pnwadventures  #quityourjob  #puravida  #lifeisgood 

A very quiet hike in the woods to the refreshing Bagby Hot Springs. Worth the 3 miles of solitude. #bagbyhotsprings  #hiking  #backpacking  #adventure  #wwadventures  #wonderwoman  #ilovetheoutdoors  #quityourjob  #carlitarocks  #reallifewonderwoman  #travel  #trails  #outdoors  #tourism  #healthyliving  #puravida  #oregonbigfootadventure 

Onto my 2nd Oregon Bigfoot Adventure. Kickin' it off with a spicy shrimp mojo and a guava colada. #tourism  #travel  #pdx  #carlitarocks  #hawthornedistrict  #reallifewonderwoman  #solotraveler  #cubodecuba  #oregonbigfootadventure  #puravida  #lifeisgood 

At 82, Rita still has no permanent address. Rita doesn't stay in hotels or airbnb's -- a real living, breathing nomad. Imagine sitting on a porch talking about the state of the world, traveling, our corrupt leadership, the fate of the next generation, sharing my personal hardships, owning little to nothing with no other desire than to live among other cultures -living, learning, being...happy. Yeah, and then you realize...HOLY SHIT! You're talking to one of your favorite writers, Rita Gelman, author of "Tales of a Female Nomad"!!!!! #lifeisgood❤️  #lifegoals  #carlitarocks  #reallifewonderwoman  #nomad  #traveler  #authors 

My mind and my heart have been wandering as much and as far as I've been hiking. Thinking about lots of things lately and these books are my source of comfort. Literally, in the middle of each one of these books. I call it 'mood' reading. What's your 'mood' reading list?. . . . #writer  #adventure  #reallifewonderwoman  #reading  #life  #carlitarocks  #booklovers  #travel 

To the Japanese family of 4 that smiled and nodded their morning salutation as they meticulously prepared their breakfast. To the Swedish mother and daughter playing in the garden. And to the weary backpacker who slept outside on the rocking chair throughout the night. It was another beautiful moment of just being - and that's living life to its fullest. I bid you farewell oh, Wayfarer's Rest. Until next time. . . . #tourism  #travel  #fridayharbor  #sanjuanisland  #hostel  #concierge  #adventure  #seattleinsider  #carlitarocks  #summer  #lifeisgood  #wayfarersrest 

My tiny home library is filled with books about adventure. It fuels my heart and my mind soars with possibilities. This is one of the funniest memoirs of a series of mishaps by a truly overconfident backpacker. Makes my broken ankle alone on a mountain and nearly dying in the Olympics seem like peanuts. 🤣 #tourism  #travel  #trails  #outdoors  #hiking  #backpacking  #adventure  #wwadventures  #reallifewonderwoman  #carlitarocks  #lifeisshort  #pnwadventures  #memoirs 

A great start to the mornin' at my fave brunch spot on Friday Harbor, @cynthiasbistro.  The perfect poached egg and amazing homemade hollandaise sauce. #tourism  #travel  #breakfast  #carlitarocks  #foodadventures  #foodguide  #fridayharbor  #sanjuanisland  #conciergeadventures  #concierge  #cynthiasbistro 

I'm still dreaming of last night's dinner at The Backdoor Kitchen. They're best know for their lambchops, but that corn soup was pretty amazing, too. Brava! #tourism  #travel  #foodieadventures  #carlitarocks  #seattlefoodie  #lambchops  #sanjuanisland  #fridayharbor 

Scenes from Roslyn. Historic Ethnic Cemetery. #tourism  #travel  #trails  #outdoors  #carlitarocks  #airbnb  #cleelum  #northernexposure  #cemetery 

Came in to lead tours and what does my tour mate gift me?? YAAAS! #46thbirthday  #WonderWoman  #reallifewonderwoman  #carlitarocks  #wwadventures 

It's been about 10 years since I've spent time in a hostel, and at 46 I can tell you it's one of the best times of my life. I met a 30 year old Australian woman celebrating her month-long birthday driving down the 101 Coast. And I met a 25 year old (in a Lyft car ride) celebrating her birtnday visiting 25 National Parks. Coincidence? No. I think, Serendipitous. Giving up the notions of what should be luxury and just sitting in a bunk bed and talking to people. I will never see any one of those two women again, but I will always have this to remember. And that's living life. #lifeisshort  #carlitarocks  #reallifewonderwoman  #46bigfootbirthday  #oregon  #hawthornedistrict  #hiking  #backpacking  #puravida  #pnw  #hostel  #adventure 

Breakfast Sammies and Sasquatch stories. Now that's a great Sunday morning! A wonderful time and many thanks to @cliff.barackman  and @melissa.barackman.  #46bigfootbirthday  #oregon  #sasquatch  #ibelieve  #bigfootisreal  #bigfootbuddies  #pnwadventures  #reallifewonderwoman  #carlitarocks 

A big SHOUT OUT to the Bigfoot Cruise Captain and team! Had loads of fun on this inaugural tour. 7 hours of blissful scenery up the Columbia River Gorge. A special thanks to narrator, @cliff.barackman  for sharing some Sasquatch facts and eyewitness stories. Whether you believe in Bigfoot or not, this is worth the ride. . . . #46bigfootbirthday  #bigfootisreal  #sasquatch  #cliffbarackmam  #pnw  #portlandspiritadventures  #carlitarocks  #reallifewonderwoman  #summerfun  #lifeisshort  #cruise 

When you're the only one at closing time of a restaurant, after a long day's work, and the day before your birthday hike and a general manager says "Hey try this new Sangria."... You say, YES! #tourism  #carlitarocks  #seattlefoodie  #zaneandwyliesseattlesteakhouse  #cocktails  #chefkevindavis  #latenight  #adventure 

Scenes from the Mecca Cafe. I was 6 years old when this menu came out. #46thbirthday  #carlitarocks  #meccacafe  #queenanne  #nostalgia  #diner  #seattle  #seattleinsider 

A pre-birthday celebration enjoying a leisurely day in Fremont eating a yummy chicken pot pie. #do206  #fremont  #pie  #46thbirthday  #solitude  #carlitarocks  #seattlefoodie  #lifeisshort  #puravida 

Ah man, I can still taste that creamy Dungeness Crab Mac-n-Cheese at 2120. Rainy day comfort food. Oh, yeah. #do206  #seattleinsider  #carlitarocks  #seattlefoodie  #infatuationseattle  #seattleinsider  #conciergeadventures  #foodguide  #foodadventures  #zagat  #macncheese  #dungenesscrab  #2120restaurant 

The Rockfish Crudo at @riderseattle  is just perfect for a fresh, Seattle summer dish. Colorful and tasty! #riderseattle  #carlitarocks  #foodguide  #conciergeadventures  #seattlefoodies  #eatseattle  #eaterseattle  #seattleinsider  #seafood  #do206  #infatuationseattle  #summer 

2120 did not disappoint! Have you tried the octopus with Spanish rice and chorizo? Beautiful plate, beautiful taste. #do206  #seattleinsider  #octopus  #seattlefoodiepodcast  #eaterseattle  #conciergeadventures  #foodguide  #foodadventures  #zagat  #datenight  ##seattlefoodies  #nomnom  #carlitarocks 

HOLY BLUE CRAB, BATMAN!! It’s soft shell crab po’ boys’. A classic New Orleans favorite and now one of mine. Giddy-up! You’ll only find it at the Steelhead Diner! . . . #nola  #sandwich  #chefkevindavis  #seattleinsider  #do206  #pikeplacemarket  #conciergeadventures  #poboys  #instafood  #seattlefoodiepodcast  #carlitarocks  #seattlefoodie   #infatuationseattle  #eatlocal  #zagat  #eaterseattle  #seattlerestaurants  #visitseattle  #foodguide 

Tequila Thyme (Sparkle Donkey Silver tequila, aperol, lemon, thyme) The cosmos 13 (Titos, Chambord, Cointreau, mixed berries) Which one would you choose? #hyattregencyseattle  #seattleinsider  #breakfast  #hoteladventures  #conciergeadventures  #andarekitchenandbar  #cocktails  #happyhour  #seattlehappyhour  #carlitarocks 

I have fond memories of being a Food Tour Guide for @savorseattle.  I just happened to be present when the Gourmet Tour came into the Steelhead Diner. It’s always a delight to see @chefkevindavis  speak to the guests. I see passion there, don’t you? #chefkevindavis  #seattleinsider  #do206  #pikeplacemarket  #tourguideadventures  #instafood  #seattlefoodiepodcast  #carlitarocks  #seattlefoodie   #infatuationseattle  #eatlocal  #zagat  #eaterseattle  #seattlerestaurants  #visitseattle  #foodguide 

Seriously, you only have one week to savor this awesome Margarita Sandwich at the Steelhead Diner (tequila lime marinated chicken breast, melted jack cheese and peppadews). This is the perfect sunny spring sammy! #chefkevindavis  #seattleinsider  #do206  #pikeplacemarket  #sandwich  #instafood  #seattlefoodiepodcast  #carlitarocks  #seattlefoodie   #infatuationseattle  #eatlocal  #zagat  #eaterseattle  #eatseattle  #seattlerestaurants  #visitseattle  #foodguide 

I’m about to bite into this gorgeous Orfeo Burger. The patty is cooked on a Spanish Woodstone Josper. Add gorgonzola dolce, apple smoked bacon, cherry peppers, garlic aioli, and a dash of love and voilà! You’ve got yourself one of the best gourmet burgers in town. Is your mouth watering yet? . . . . #chefkevindavis  #seattleinsider  #do206  #belltown  #burgers  #gourmetburgers  #instafood  #seattlefoodiepodcast  #carlitarocks  #seattlefoodie  #grassfed  #infatuationseattle  #eatlocal  #zagat   #eaterseattle  #orfeoburger  #eatseattle  #seattlerestaurants  #visitseattle  #foodguide 

Just in time for Easter and for a limited time only -- “The Easter Sprinkle Basket”! Key lime, toasted coconut, & jelly beans! And in case you missed it, check out @king5seattle  's interview with @chefkevindavis  and see what makes Tempesta so special. All Hail to the @doughnutchef ! https://kng5.tv/2IF9kqU . #chefkevindavis  #seattleinsider  #do206  #seattledoughnuts  #instafood  #seattlefoodiepodcast  #breakfast  #carlitarocks  #donuts  #seattlefoodie 

Back at it in my tiny kitchen. Inspired by my favorite chef, @chefkevindavis.  Steak, mushrooms, and broccoli with a chive, lemon, butter sauce. Capped with a lovely 2016 @chateaustemichelle  merlot. #chefkevindavis  #tinyliving  #tinykitchen  #steak  #chateaustmichelle  #merlot  #wine  #micasita🏡  #seattleinsider  #apartmenttherapy  #carlitarocks 

Wow. Started work at the crack of dawn today and came to my desk to find this. A gift from a Comicon friend! #itsthelittlethings  #comicon2019  #ECCC2019  #wonderwoman  #wwadventures  #reallifewonderwoman  #carlitarocks 

Groovin' to the tunes of Fela Kuti, in the tiny dive bar that's is Sisters and Brothers off Airport Way, I'm proud to say I upped-the-anty this time 'round with the Nashville Hot Chicken. I did it! I won't be able to sit for a while, but I did it. 🥵 #seattlefood  #seattlefoodie  #instafood  #hotchicken  #sistersandbrothers  #nashvillehotchicken  #theevergrey  #conciergeadventures  #carlitarocks  #eaterseattle 

Lobster salad in Cucumber Jewel Boxes. What an amazing post-hike feast this past weekend at my favorite wine shop in la Conner. @laconnersips.  #laconnorsips  #foodie  #wineparty  #skagitcounty  #skagitvalley  #historiclaconner  #wine  #seattlefoodie  #hiking  #conciergeadventures  #seattleconcierge  #carlitarocks 

An intense hike up to Oyster Dome yesterday as the snow caught us by surprise. Yet, it was beautiful and totally worth every muscle cramp today. 🥴 #hiking  #backpacking  #adventure  #pnwwonderland  #pnwadventures  #carlitarocks  #reallifewonderwoman  #skagitcounty  #chuckanutmountain  #oysterdome  #snowhike  #outdoors  #ilovetheoutdoors 

You know how when a certain Chef posts a picture of a certain food item and all you can do is think about it, dream about it, and push everyone off the bus and sprint to the shop like there's no tomorrow...and then...and then...you take that first bite. Yeah, that just happened. *sigh* 💓🤩 Have you tried Tempesta’s Creole Muffuletta? #seattlefoodie  #tempestadoughnuts  #chefkevindavis  #doughnutchef  #instafood  #muffuletta  #goodeats  #wheretoeatseattle  #theevergreyseattle  #seattleinsider  #carlitarocks  #foodgasm  #hungry  #homemade  #nomnom 

"How many hearts with warm red blood in them are beating under the cover of the woods, and how many teeth and eyes are shining!" - John Muir. . . . . #outdoors  #ilovetheoutdoors  #wildnerness  #wildlife  #camanoisland  #beachhike  #beachtrails  #hiking  #backpacking  #forest  #woods  #adventure  #carlitarocks  #reallifewonderwoman  #wwadventures  #wanderlust  #pnwadventures  #washingtonstate