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Dude, Get Gnarly!


Today is National New Jersey Day. That won’t work in Wyoming. Cowboys don’t do New Jersey.  It is also National Talk in an Elevator Day. Not too many of them new-fangled gizmos in Wyoming as most cowboys prefer to keep both feet on solid ground, ‘cept when we’re bustin’ broncs — but that is for another day.  So, today, we are celebrating National Get Gnarly Day, and that is where I come in.

I am a gnarly realtor. I was born and lived for years overseas in Europe, but our children are the fifth generation of Escaleras to live in Wyoming. How gnarly is that?!  Once you have finished reading all about this gnarly day, then get gnarly by calling me at 307-286-0396.  I will help you find a perfectly gnarly house at a gnarly price and then you will tell all your friends how gnarly that guy from England actually is!

The last Friday in July provides an opportunity to embrace new ideas and toss out old ways on National Get Gnarly Day.

The word “Gnarly” gets a bad rap.  It can mean “bad” or “dangerous” but can also be exciting, which is why surfers often use the term to describe the waves they tackle.  Much like surfers challenging the waves, National Get Gnarly Day challenges us to put some gnarliness into everything we do.


Five Sure Ways to Add Gnarliness to Your Life

  1. Find a gnarly hobby.  Hulda Crooks, born in 1896, didn’t start hiking and climbing until she was 54 years old after her husband’s death. While she was an active jogger and walker prior to his death, she was by no means a qualified mountain climber.  Crooks first scaled Mount Whitney in California, the highest summit in the contiguous United States, at the age of 66.  She completed a total of 23 ascents of Mount Whitney and at the age of 91 climbed Mount Fuji in Japan.  Mountain climbing added gnarliness to her life.

  2. Meet gnarly people.  Take a cooking class, volunteer for a local charity, accept those invites you’ve previously declined. Stepping out of your comfort zone from time to time will introduce you to different experiences and as a result new people.  It will make for a gnarly social circle.

  3. Get a gnarly passport.  A first-time passport costs $135 including fees and can take up to 6 weeks to process.  If gnarliness is truly your new way of life, you’ll want to have a passport.  Gnarly people are world travelers.  Even if travel plans are not immediate, having a passport places the potential of global travel within reach and potential is pretty gnarly.

  4. Find a gnarly new style.  Redecorate a room in the house or find a fresh new hair style.  Both can revitalize an attitude and an outlook on life.  Gather a group of friends and take turns helping paint a room in each other’s home a gnarly color.  The gnarly part?  The homeowner doesn’t get to pick the color. Be kind, though.  Turn around is fair play.  Apply the same idea to hairstyles or makeovers.

  5. Throw a gnarly party.  Celebrate all this gnarliness! It’s something to share, so be sure to let the enthusiasm show.  Invite those new friends to fully incorporate them into your gnarly social circle.  Show off the stamps in your gnarly passport and take lots of pictures to document for National Get Gnarly Day! Use #NationalGetGnarlyDay to share on social media. (HT — National Get Gnarly Day)

Gnarly in Wyoming Without the Surf,

Mark Escalera – Cheyenne Realtor

307-286-0396 — Mobile phone

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