Friday, February 25, 2011

Explore. Dream. Discover.

We did it. We went to the Banff Mountain Film Festival at U of U's Kingsbury Hall. It was fantastic. We sat behind 3 people who crocheted their own hats. We saw countless men with loooong beards. The girl two rows up carried not a water bottle, but a canteen. They gave us cool climbing posters at the door, and Cliff bars were handed to us right and left.

We do like Park City, but this film festival was definitely more up our alley than the Sundance film festival. I would rather meet Justin and James who "Crossed the ditch" than Lindsay Lohan any day! (We didn't spot/meet anyone famous.)

We only dream of one day going to Banff to see the 300 finalists, while staying at the Chateau de Fairmont. (Summer 2009 camping trip)

WOW, that would be a dream! But for now, one night of the film festival and then Radical Reels next week will suffice. These movies inspire, motivate and open our eyes to the possibilities that are out there. We definitely have hippi potential.

My mom sent me a list of 50 travel quotes. About 30 were really inspiring. I narrowed it down to 9 for the blog, so these are really my favorites!!! Enjoy :)

“Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.” – Miriam Beard

“People travel to faraway places to watch, in fascination, the kind of people they ignore at home.” – Dagobert D. Runes

“Traveling is a brutality. It forces you to trust strangers and to lose sight of all that familiar comfort of home and friends. You are constantly off balance. Nothing is yours except the essential things – air, sleep, dreams, the sea, the sky – all things tending towards the eternal or what we imagine of it.” – Cesare Pavese

“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” – St. Augustine

“We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.” –Jawaharial Nehru

“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” – Henry Miller

“Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quiestest chambers. The mind can never break off from the journey.” – Pat Conroy

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain

“Like all great travelers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen.” – Benjamin Disraeli


Margene said...

I loved this post. These quotes are awsome.

Shawna said...

Going to film festivals is a lot like traveling! So glad you get to do both.