Sunday, July 27, 2014

Let's Talk and Walk


I interrupt the red rocks documentation so I can tell you that I have revisited one of my favorite walking parks. To be honest with you only a few days before August I have done so little walking and visiting the nearby regional parks. Very recently on Fourth of July to be exact with a friend whose presence had been infrequent this year we decided to do our talking with our walking.

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Our favorite trail is the one that climbs up, a bit steep, but well worth all the huffing and puffing.

While us girls were busily catching up with our lives, the hubs was busy photographing nature. All the photos on this post, btw, belongs to the hubby. I had other things in mind than take photos.

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Up the trail, there is commanding view of the bay, Mt. Tamalpais from across the water, etc.

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As we we descend back to the parking lot, you can see how dry the grass was. I hope there aren't many wildfires this season.

This is MY WORLD this week.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

On the Road: NV-AZ-UT

On the first full day of our Vegas vacation, we planned on a day trip to Zion National Park. We found out that from the Strip, the national park is only about 2.5 hours drive - easily doable. Afterall, we've done day trips farther than this.

This road trip stretched to three states: Nevada, Arizona, and Utah. Two and a half hours in the car, a coffee mug filled to the brim, camera with battery fully charged and an incredible landscape, all these conspired to produce the following drive by shots.

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Leaving Las Vegas.

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A bit dreary.

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No traffic - on schedule.

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Blue skies here.

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Wide open roads, lots of wide open spaces.

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Love these kind of road trips.

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Entering Arizona Republic.

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Inside Arizona.

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To say this is a scenic route is an understatement.

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Scenic route.

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Rock formation.

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More pretty landscape.

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We're getting closer to our destination.

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Entering Utah.

More to come from this day trip.

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