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Mandy Moore Ends Christmas Hiking Trip Early Due to Food Poisoning

Mandy Moore Ends Christmas Hiking Trip Early Due to Food Poisoning

Mandy Moore and her husband Taylor Goldsmith had to end their Christmas vacation earlier than planned after they got hit with poisoning.

The married couple traveled to Ecuador with a group of fellow hikers to make the trek up Cotapaxi, but they weren’t able to continue with everyone else after a “major bout of food poisoning (on day two).”

Mandy and Taylor have been avid hikers for the past couple years.

“Sometimes things don’t go according to plan. For someone slightly type A (like myself), it’s challenging not drive myself absolutely crazy when things veer in a different direction. I love an end of year lesson (one that I’ve encountered a million times before and will again, btw). Wasn’t meant to be,” Mandy wrote on Instagram. “We’d planned this extraordinary trip to hike Cotapaxi in Ecuador with my favorite friend and guide @melissaarnot, when T and I both got knocked out simultaneously with a major bout of food poisoning (on Day 2) and couldn’t continue on the trip- we just wouldn’t be able to catch up on hydration, nutrition and rest to complete any more acclimatization hikes before our summit push.”

“In any case… we made the tough call to travel home (wow- that wasn’t fun lol) and got back yesterday. We showered and crawled into bed-shells of ourselves- but quickly had the kitties/ dogs by our side and our own Mountain View out the window to enjoy. I think the Universe must have wanted us to slow down and just savor some time at home. And we shall,” Mandy continued. “It just means that there are more adventures to come…… Oh and we can not WAIT to get back to Ecuador- we absolutely loved our short journey and have already chatted about returning with a more all encompassing look at the whole country (not just the 🏔 😉).”

She concluded, “Ok off to binge some tv with 🐈 in my lap. Hope everyone is having a happy and healthy holiday break!! XO.”

READ MORE: Mandy Moore Shares Epic Photos From ‘Bucket List’ Mount Everest Excursion

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