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.
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!