Day 30: Journey(s) & Meg’s Birthday!
THE Journey – Life. A friend of mine has on her signature line:
"Enjoy the journey." - Cathy Church...
New Orleans is not a National Park, but I do consider it a National Treasure – and a great place to spend a birthday!
Perhaps this is a good place to bring up the importance of photos – and how they help relive memories.
Today’s “parks”, Big Bend (National Park) and The Alamo (National Historic Landmark), provide unique perspectives....
A Sunbeam lights my Sunshine (corny but true) – Antelope Canyon is not a National Park, but was on Meg’s bucket list – I think you’ll see why when you look at the pics.
The day’s next adventure was Painted Desert – includes Petrified Forest National Park – pretty cool – touching wood that has become rock and hills that take on a wide array of colors....
The Journey has provided amazing views and experiences – and when you get to spend time at one of the Seven Natural Wonders – it’s a pretty amazing day – today’s National Park: Grand Canyon
I’m reminded of an old Flintstones episode where Fred and Barney step over a small crack in the ground… well, it grew.
8 of the 58 National Parks are located in California. The Journey will bring us through six. On Monday we visited three: Yosemite, Kings Canyon, and Sequoia.
Yes, a breakneck pace – and as Meg and I reflect on the last three weeks, we realize it’s almost sensory overload – we have seen SO MUCH – in such a short period of time. Live Life!
Crater Lake National Park was formed by a VERY big volcano – the lake is 6 miles across and 2000 feet deep. We’re talking BIG VOLCANO.
Today I had time away from the National Parks Journey to take part in a side journey – I had a great time with the Foto Source folks at their Niagara Falls, Canada show!
Does it count on The Journey road trip if I take a picture outside of the United States, of the United States, of one of our parks...?
Actually, Niagara Falls is a State Park, not a National Park, so "doesn't qualify"....
Have you ever looked at an animal and wondered what they were thinking? Or, feel you know what they’re thinking? I think I know what this one is thinking: “Whatcha lookin at?”
Today was almost like going home day. We visited Rocky Mountain National Park. My wife and I met in Colorado and Meg chose to go to school here as well, so it allowed us to visit, revisit, and create new favorite places and friends.
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
The quote is attributed to many – pursued by many – and a lot of what The Journey is about.
What 12K mile road trip would be complete without a few dives!
While getting fitted for a Madiera wreck dive in Lake Superior, we heard the rumble of thunder. The storm location and hour drive north of Duluth, MN provided a beautiful day and dive. Vis a bit low due to recent rains, but, extremely enjoyable and we were also able to make some new inquisitive friends – Sculpins – Give your pics the Vivid-Pix Fix!...