White Sands (2013)

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#memoryMonday – sledding down something white but not cold

Almost 3 years ago, my friends and I road-tripped to New Mexico to explore Carlsbad Caverns, Guadalupe Mountains National Park, and White Sands National Monument. As beautiful as the National Parks were, I enjoyed the time at the White Sands best. It was quite spectacular being surrounded by an all white desert. Plus, was the set for the music video of one of my favorite Boyz II Men songs – Water Runs Dry. Too bad my friends weren’t too keen on recreating it. 😀

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Mendoza, Argentina (2010)

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my name on the side of a mountain in Argentina

It’s unlikely one would accuse my husband of being a sappy romantic. But then there are moments when you find proof to the contrary. He spent several months down in Argentina after we met. During his travels, he wrote out my name with pebbles in the Andes mountains somewhere by Mendoza. I have yet to visit this beautiful country. But I smile when I think that my name was somewhere there. Hopefully one day I’ll get to see this place.

 

Kaunolu, Lana’i (2005)

#memoryMonday – Offroading in the quiet little island of Lana’i.

This place was one of King Kamehameha’s fishing spots. On this particular day, I had no luck catching a single fish. But I have yet to replicate the unique experience of being  so remote a place that not a single soul could find you without knowing you were going there. I felt a strange kind of peacefulness, walking on the slippery rocks at the side of the cliffs  and standing at what felt like the edge of the world.

Plaza de la Virgen, Valencia (2014)

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The biggest celebration in Valencia called Las Fallas has just ended yesterday. Unfortunately, I couldn’t make it out there. Instead, here is one of my favorite shots of Valencia at night. This view is from the tower in the Cathedral and shows a lit up Plaza de la Virgen. This area is where they make an offering to the Patron Saint of Valencia.