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Tough Health Call! Why Mandy Moore Was Forced to Cut Ecuador Trip Short

Tough Health Call! Why Mandy Moore Was Forced to Cut Ecuador Trip Short
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Actress Mandy Moore and husband Taylor Goldsmith have been forced to end their trip to Ecuador earlier than expected!

On Friday, Moore revealed 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.”

She went on, “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.”

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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. 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. 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 🏔 😉). Thank you again to @melissaarnot for being the best teacher/nurse/caretaker/non-judgmental friend—-she brought us meds and crackers and fluids and made us laugh after witnessing some truly horrible things (💩🤮) . We ❤️ you so much, Melissa! Ok off to binge some tv with 🐈 in my lap. Hope everyone is having a happy and healthy holiday break!! XO

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Along with posting a photo of an IV in her arm, Mandy said, “Thank you again to @melissaarnot for being the best teacher/nurse/caretaker/non-judgmental friend—-she brought us meds and crackers and fluids and made us laugh after witnessing some truly horrible things (💩🤮) . We ❤️ you so much, Melissa!”

Mandy and Taylor just celebrated their one-year wedding anniversary in November. Mandy wrote on Instagram last month, “A year ago I married my favorite person in the world and I still pinch myself over whatever magic brought us into each other’s lives. You continue to set the bar high for the rest of the world (as a partner, brother, son, bandmate, friend, etc) and I am the luckiest for knowing, loving and being loved by you. Happy Anniversary, @taylordawesgoldsmith. Can’t wait for all the years to come....”

Taylor added in his own post, “My wife happens to be the strongest, greatest, kindest, wisest (that one should be doubly emphasized), most graceful human I’ve ever met...while I bumble around trying to keep up (I felt like this picture best captured our individual essences). And today marks our first full year as a married couple. It’s felt like the snap of the fingers, but it also felt like life didn’t even begin til I met her. I love you so much.”

A few months ago, Mandy dished to “Extra” about her recent trip to Mount Everest and working with Taylor on some new music. Watch!

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