Filed under: Friends, Life, Long Beach, Love, Photography, Things that make me smile
Spring Has Sprung! My girlfriends and I took a wonderful walk on the beach the other day…
The sun was finally shining and it was a beautiful day in Long beach so I decided to take a walk…
Filed under: Big Bear, Cooking, Friends, Inspiration, Life, Photography, Road Trip, Travel
After working 15 hour days at the Rose Parade floats, I really needed to relax. My friend Abigail found a cabin in Big Bear with a jacuzzi that sleeps 4 quite comfortably for $100/night, we were in! Two days after New Years, we headed up the mountain. On this trip was Abiana Jones, Wyldeflower, Anichiban, O-Twizz and myself. We stopped at a grocery store for supplies and were on our way. We didn’t do much but RE-LAX, enjoy home-cooked meals & play a little outside. Here is my photo essay of the experience…
Filed under: An afternoon @ Mini Mansion, Friends, gardening, Life, Photography
I recently had the pleasure of spending the afternoon in my friend Yassi’s garden. The sun was warming my skin with glorious beams of golden sunlight and I was inspired to capture the beauty.
Hopefully my sister, the garden center expert, is reading this and can help identify the plants & flowers.
Filed under: camping, Cooking, Life, National Parks, Photography, Road Trip, Travel, Zion National Park
We woke up and made some breakfast. Today we planned to take the tram up to the top of the canyon and get off at the last stop, the Temple of Sinawava. We brought water shoes and planned to hike back down towards our campground IN the Virgin River which carved the canyon over millions of years. The water is knee deep or so and I recommend a hiking stick to help balance yourself while walking over smooth and sometimes slippers round rocks that pave the riverbed.
Filed under: camping, Life, National Parks, Photography, Road Trip, Travel, Zion National Park
We woke up and packed up camp. It was time to head home but we planned to take Zion National Park Scenic Byway.
Filed under: Arizona, Arizona Road Trip, camping, Cooking, Grand Canyon, Life, Photography, Road Trip, Travel
We woke up early; excited to explore the canyon. Since the National Park is protected, personal cars aren’t really welcomed at view points around the canyons rim. The parking lots just aren’t big enough to accommodate everyone Millions of people visit the Grand Canyon every year to see one of the Wonders of the World. The environmental impact of all the people and their cars would be too great so the park service came up with a wonderful solution. Visitors park their cars and take air conditioned trams to all points of interest. No one has to worry about parking or traffic or any of those mundane issues. Here are some of the sights we saw…
After a sweltering hike along the Rim Trail, we went back to camp to wash up and have a snack before going back to the rim to watch sunset. When we got to camp, we discovered why you are supposed to secure all your food items. A bird had ravaged our pantry, he ate everything from chips & incense to tea & cereal. Items and trash were strewn across the campsite. The bird was proud of his work and sat squawking in a tree high above us… laughing at our lack of caution.
Next we showered up and headed back to the rim to watch sunset. Sunset is amazing from any point in the canyon, there is no bad spot to watch the spectacle. The sky changes colors every minute and the sun paints the canyon walls in a million colors. I’m not even gonna caption these next pics, just marvel at how the sights changed from minute to minute. These pictures were taken in order over the span of about 30 minutes…
WOWSERS! That sunset was bananas! We went back to camp, cooked dinner and settled in around the fire for jiffy pop and beer. I gotta say it was a good day!