Lara joined us – and I was super excited to see her! :D We drove down to Big Sur along highway 1. California has a beautiful coast. California also has aÂ lot of coast.Â It reminded me a little bit of when we drove along the coast in Ireland, except if we’d driven this long in Ireland we’d have gone from the bottom to the top.Â The first stop we made was at a beach pull off near Carmel by the Sea. The sand was really a pale warm pink and the cloud cover gave me nice even lighting. Continue Reading
We flew into San Jose on Wednesday – an easy flight at 5 hours. After flying direct to Tokyo from Atlanta, a 14.5 hour flight, this feels like chump change. Because we flew across the entire continental USA, I got to see some great landscapes from the air. Check out my shots!
I’m excited to say our next trip is here already! I am looking forward to the following week of travel. We are going to see our friend David marry his fiancee Tiffany, check out San Francisco, enjoy Zac and Lara’s company, see my childhood friend Sehar, and just take a break from our day to day lives. I am so grateful for good friends, opportunities to take, and the great new photographs I am going to take.
It’s been a while since Missy and Molly have made my blog! Â Missy has been keeping me company on a new desk we got for my office. Now I have a computer desk and right behind where I sit, we’ve put in a writing desk. Yes, in 2019, I am still writing handwritten letters, and sifting through physical mail. The good news is – I am also enjoying the dedicated space for my bullet journaling, drawing, and magazine perusal without distraction. It’s nice to keep the two spaces close but seperate.
Last week the temps got into the 100’s. That’s probably the hottest it’ll get in Georgia! Molly enjoyed it by baking on the rugs on our back covered patio. Â I’ve had to keep corralling them back into the air conditioning because I don’t want them to overheat out there.
Guys, Japan was amazing! I had such a different experience of it than I had imagined and I honestly can’t wait to plan a return trip. The roughest part of the journey was definitely the 14 hour direct flight. I might pick a flight with a break in it on the west coast, next time.
Once we did arrive in Japan, the train experience was comfortable, convenient, and clearly communicated. Also it was on time – like on the second. How amazing! Continue Reading
New York City is my favorite set of skyscrapers, beating hearts, and busy streets. Â I always feel at home here mingled inbetween many strangers’ shoulders – peering through the outlines of their necks and scarves for the next street sign. I came her with my mentee from work and while the work hours were stressful, the evenings were an were like an old friend’s embrace.
Tons of birds in my yard on Sunday! I was most excited to see a few red winged blackbirds – all young and just losing their juvenile markings. It also felt really good to get out with the camera despite the gray and rainy day. I am trying hard not to let weather dictate my actions as much as it does. This was a good step towards that goal. :) I’m excited – the first signs of spring are appearing. My trees have buds and flowers and there are wet days but also warm days in-between. April will be here before I know it!
I’m not usually on here to freak out about a kitchen gadget but I just made beet chips in our new air fryer and they are probably the best non-potato vegetable chips I have ever had in my life.Â All I added after slicing them with a mandolin was some olive oil, salt, and pepper.Â Fifteen minutes in the air fryer and these were perfect.