We spent a week on the beach at Treasure Island, Florida, in mid-July. Treasure Island is in the St. Petersburg/Clearwater area. We had a great time, although it was very hot some days!
I’ll close with one of my favorite sunset photos. There may be more details to come about some of our favorite excursions! I’ve tried not to over-schedule us this summer; yet in the blink of an eye, summer is about over already.
As I mentioned in a previous post, my husband and I were fortunate enough to spend our honeymoon in Prague. We didn’t want to do the whole 7 countries in 6 days type of European trip. We spent the bulk of our time in Prague, getting to know the city. In fact, I found more photos and may need to post a “Prague – Part II.”
We did, however, take one day trip to Dresden, Germany. While there, we visited the Zwinger Museum. As you may know, much of Dresden was destroyed in World War II, including most of the Zwinger Palace. It has since been restored, and it is a gorgeous building. These photos are from August of 2008.
I’m really enjoying this trip down memory lane. I’ve been reviewing photos I haven’t looked at in a long time.
Back in 2005 I met my friend, and some of her friends in New York City for a few days. Any time I take a trip somewhere new, I wish I could spend more time there. Yet, I get homesick after a week. As I’ve said before, I’m a complicated being! What can I say?!
This was another trip where the people-watching was part of the enjoyment. While I’m not sure I would want to live there (who could afford to, for one thing?), I had a great time in New York. I hope you enjoy the photos as much as I enjoyed reminiscing. Once again, I wish I’d had a better camera . . .
Before I was married, as an adult, I traveled with my parents once or twice a year. Some people may think that’s weird, but we had a grand time. In 2006, we took a trip to D.C. We were there three or four days. I didn’t get to see everything I wanted, so I hope to go back someday. Still, it was an amazing trip. One thing about D.C., it’s full of memorials. While worth seeing, it doesn’t necessarily give you the carefree feeling of vacation. Some nights, I felt emotionally drained by the realization of the sacrifices people have made for our country. I felt grateful to them, and for the opportunity to see these outstanding memorials.
In my other posts in this Travel and Photography series, I have chosen photos of landscapes and buildings, mostly avoiding photos of people. But, people-watching was one of the most enjoyable things about this trip – I hope that shows in the photos. We had many unexpected adventures on this trip, and I captured some great pictures, despite not having the best of cameras.
We stayed at the historic Watergate Hotel, and were there during the Cherry Blossom Festival. I remember walking through the cherry blossoms – there were so many, it was surreal and wonderful.
Our first night there, we explored the area, and happened upon the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts (aka “The Kennedy Center”) just in time for a tour. That set the stage for the whole trip . . . full of surprises.
My husband and I went to Prague for our honeymoon in 2008. What a beautiful city! It was my first trip to Europe, and my husband’s first time going to Prague, so we enjoyed seeing it together for the first time. I am realizing, going through these photos that I am missing some from an evening dinner cruise we took down the Vltava River, and a day trip we took to Dresden, Germany. I may have to do a “Prague at Night” post later! I hope you enjoy these photos of the City of 100 Spires (or is it 1000? I’ve read both descriptions . . . there are a lot of spires).
Mackinac Island is a very unique island in Michigan, on Lake Huron. It’s like stepping into the past. No vehicles are allowed on the island, so you must get around by bicycle, horse, or foot. I’ve had the opportunity to visit twice, and hope to take my kids there sometime in the future. It’s full of shops, great food, amazing scenery and interesting history.
These photos were taken in, around, and between Palmer and Seward, Alaska. I’m sure you have heard how beautiful Alaska is. I had too, but the beauty exceeded my expectations. Some refer to it as “God’s country”. One certainly gets that feeling, with the overwhelming and untouched scenery.
No – I’m not changing this to a travel blog. Well, maybe temporarily. I love to travel, and I love photography. While I enjoy travel blogs – I am not in a position to be traveling often enough to maintain a blog on the topic! But, over the years, I have gotten to go on some great trips. I just bought my first “real” camera in December. So, while I didn’t always have the highest quality camera on some of these trips, I still managed to get some beautiful shots.
Hawaii seems to be in the air. A co-worker just returned from Oahu and Kauai, and I saw an old classmate was on a plane heading that way earlier today. When I decided that I might post some photos from some of my past trips, the first disk of photos I found was of my husband’s and my trip to Hawaii in 2009. It was our last trip together before we had our son. In fact, I found out the previous week that I was pregnant – so technically my son was with us in my tummy – although very tiny!
I enjoyed going through these photos and picking out the best ones. I hope you enjoy them too.