Travel Thursday-Local Edition

I love to travel. I love the excitement, the adventure, the experience, the memories, food, I pretty much enjoy everything but the layovers and turbulence. That being said, I am not in a position to travel far from home right now. For some reason I usually think that it takes getting on a plane to find all of the good stuff when the reality is there is plenty to explore just a bus ride away.

This weekend we went on a family trip with the main event being a little photo session at a beautiful point we discovered while my mom came to visit for the Christmas holiday. I’ll proceed to show you our adventure in photos. Keep in mind that these were taken on a phone. While I’d love a nice professional camera, I lack the skills and funds for that, but I hope to get there at some point in the near future because while I don’t have the faintest clue about photography, I do love to take pictures.

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Couldn’t have picked a better day for our adventure! Can’t you just feel that gentle spring like breeze and taste the slight saltiness in the air?
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What are hills by the beach for? Why practicing gymnastics of course!
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Sissy see, Sissy do.
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More gymnastics practice.
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Always fun to make a new friend. She was visiting from Denmark.
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Our view under the shady tree watching the girls roll down the hill and play.
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Our little beach lover.
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I love the way the water shimmers in the sunlight, mesmerizing!
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The race to beat the sun to the rendezvous is on at this point!
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We needed to hurry to beat the sun, but I couldn’t help but take pictures of the water, I love how it glistens.
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How beautiful is that? No filter required.
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I really needed to hurry because the sun was winning the race but with flowers like this, the beautiful hue of the sky with the sun and that statue in the background, how was I to resist the urge to snap just one more quick pic?!
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I didn’t think it was going to happen, but we made it just in time! The destination was a secluded part of the beach with rocks stacked on top of each other forming towers of all shapes and sizes for miles!
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People make their rock formation and come back over the years to see if it is still there.
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That is harder than it looks! Side note, no we did not build either one.
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Such a peaceful moment watching a beautiful sunset.
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My Curly Girl even gave it a try! It took a lot more concentration and patience than she thought and she got a lot out of that lesson.
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It might not be a skyscraper of rock towers but my Curly Girl was very proud of herself. She had only moments to find the right rocks and get them to balance before we lost the last ray of sun of the day to take the picture.
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She was excited both for her accomplishment and because we overcame a fear as we walked along the shoreline next to some pretty intimidating waves making their way to shore as we got here. We had to leave using a different route as the tide was too high for us to make our way back the way we came.
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A view of the formations from afar.
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One last glimpse at the canvas in the sky reflected in the hole that was just starting to fill with water as the waves crashed against the rocks when we went by.

We had such a great time, laughing, eating ice cream and enjoying the beautiful day. We were worn out by the time we made it home but it was definitely worth it. I think it’s safe to say we have a few pictures that will go on our wall of memories. With such beautiful colors, you are bound go get some gorgeous pictures no matter what camera you use. While a weekend in Aspen, a week in Paris, or a month in Bora Bora is more exotic, don’t overlook the beauty in your area. Sure the weather could be better, the scenery more picturesque, the journey more adventurous, but then again, maybe not! You don’t know until you get out there and dig around for your own hidden gems.

I wrote this post before the Love Is In Da Blog prompt was posted because I have been waiting since Saturday to post this. It does happen to fall in line with the prompt though because this week’s prompt is countries you love and I do love the country I live in for many reasons. I love the beauty of the island, the way of life, and I’m originally from here so I have my roots and heritage here.

Have you gone exploring in your area and found something beautiful or unexpected? Do you plan to? What are you waiting for? Don’t wait to have more money or more time, if you wait for that you could be putting off adventures for a lifetime. The time to live is now. So pack up breakfast (and lunch), charge your devices (for camera use only!) and get out there to make some memories my friends! You won’t regret it, but you will regret not doing it!

21 Replies to “Travel Thursday-Local Edition”

  1. What a wonderful day out. I am so happy for all of you to have so much fun. And I love the pictures. Thanks for sharing. Can’t wait now to go to the beach here but its still a bit cold 🙂

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    1. Yeah that’s pretty neat! Harder than my 7 year old anticipated but it was a wonderful bonding experience. We live in the Canary Islands which is a chain of small Spanish islands off of the coast of Africa.

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