It’s pretty safe to say even a split second like this can turn the entire journey into a fulfilling one. You know that when your travel mates are sharing the same enjoyments as you when they are drawn to views like this. They can’t help but only to look at it. Smiles they put on their faces are priceless. It seems like the actual moment never dies and has become that most memorable part of your entire itinerary. It’s a huge comfort to witness your mates’ smiles during the trip, because you know they enjoy the time together with you.
Do you ever get up early to beat the crowds?
I know that everyone ever says it’s a good idea to get up early to go to the biggest attractions when you’re traveling, but I never actually do it. But one of my main motivations to stay in Valladollid was to beat the crowds of day trippers to Chichen Itza from Cancun. So this time, I actually did it.
My alarm went off at 6 am and by 7 I was out the door, headed for the collectivo stand to grab a ride. I was at Chichen Itza only a half hour before it opened and though there were already quite a few people there, I only had to wait a few minutes before I was inside. I didn’t have the place to myself, but, like, I was able to breathe. By 11, when I left, the place was overrun. I might have been way too tired to do anything else the rest of the day, but getting up that early totally WAS worth it.
Have you ever gotten up early to visit a popular site? Was it worth it?
My whole life I was never really "into" anything. Bounced from one hobby to the next and never stuck with anything for too long before I got bored.
Then I got my license and when the teen angst was hitting too hard I would drive around, and sometimes I would find someplace pretty. Not that often though because there isn't much nature in New Jersey (which is maybe why I was so angsty). There was one place on the border of Jersey & Pennsylvania where there was a beautiful trail through the woods right next to the river.
And then college app time came around and I had my heart set on living somewhere pretty (priorities lol), so I moved to Washington and then bought a camera and dropped out of college. Scary decision for sure, but also the best decision of my life. For a while there I thought it would never happen, but I'm so incredibly grateful that I finally found something I actually care about - photos & the great outdoors.
Also one time at that park my dog rolled around in a bunch of bird poop and I had to wash her off in the river and it was awful.
"Fly me to the moon
Let me play among the stars
Let me see what spring is like
On a... Jupiter and Mars..." - Frank🕊️✨☠️
Sunrise, Bournemouth, UK - February 2019
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Laatste vluchtje gehad vandaag, nu genieten van 3 weken vakantie 🤩✨
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“She chased the rainbows and never once was after the gold.
For her, it was merely about the feeling of being alive and finding herself at the end of it.
There’s no greater treasure in this world than knowing you are made from the things you believe in.” -@zachrykdouglas
Had midterms on Monday so all I felt like doing was leaving town as quickly as possible, so I did 😅 Left during the Portland snow storm and hit up some waterfalls, then camped in 7 degrees. Stayed toasty warm with a fire going and some good wine though 😋☺️