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Family, Photos, Travel

Life, Lessons, & Love

Let's see, where shall I begin?

I have been living life instead of blogging, and I have really missed it.  I have thought about blogging while I'll be going and doing, but haven't sat down to actually write. 

Hopefully I will get back in the groove.  I've been reading a lot of new books to review, trying new recipes, will be planting a garden soon, traveling, etc.  So, I do have material to write about.  I even have some photos. Imagine that.

Speaking of travel, I recently went to Hawaii. 

It was beautiful!! Rainy, but still beautiful!

One day the sun came out while we were in our room, and as we all noticed the spectacular view I know I heard all of us inhale as it took our breathe away.

This photo doesn't do it justice, but this is the view from our room.  I should say that this photo has not been edited at all.  I resized it, and here it is. 

I learned a valuable lesson while in Hawaii.  Don't go to Hawaii during the rainy season, and expect to lay on the beach. We were able to walk on the beach though, and that was nice.

Something else I learned was that fruit and vegetables taste so much better in Hawaii.  I am not kidding.  Oh, and french fries with truffle oil are delicious!  If you ever get the chance to eat at the Truffle Fries at the Yard House take it!

I absolutely positively love these two ladies. 

This is my seester, Jenn and my Granny. 

I will tell you more about our trip next week, but I wanted to profess my love for them both here today.  They already know how much I love them, but I wanted you to know too.  Plus, I like this photo of them.

My seester and I haven't spent a whole lot of time together, so this trip was super special for me.  We shared clothes (a first), make-up, she painted my toes (another first), laughs, looks, etc.  We will never forget this trip that Granny was kind enough to take us on.  Hopefully it won't be the last trip we all take together.

Be sure to come back tomorrow.  I am having a giveaway that you won't want to miss. 

(Hint: PW)

Shout Outs

The 2011 Bloggies – Best Travel Weblog

Let's check out the travel blogs that have been nominated for the 2011 Bloggies. 

My Itchy Travel Feet

First impression:  EW! Sorry! I was just grossed out by the header on this one. 

After getting past the header, I really like the writing style on this blog.  It is smooth, almost like having a conversation smooth. 

Hole in the Donut

First Impression:  Beautiful Photos

Barabara is "Discovering the world, one culture at a time."  She is discovering the worlds, and cultures that I will never experience in my life.  But, thanks to Barbara I am able to learn about them and admire them through her stories and her photos. 

I will be revisiting this blog in the future.

The Vacation Gals

First Impression:  FUN!

Do you need expert advice on family travel, girlfriend getaways, or romantic escapes?  If so, this blog is for you! 

Well, it is for us anyway!  McD and I have been trying to figure out where to go on a little vacation.  We've taken two vacations in our 19 years of marriage, and we are ready to get away.  The business trips we go on are nice.  We really like the people that we see when we are on those trips, but we really just want to take a trip with just the two of us.

Vacation Gals, I'll be back!

Everything Everywhere

First Impression: WOW!

Part of my first impression had to do with a photo that Gary has on his site.  There was a photo of a couple on the beach at sunset.  Now, I've mentioned that McD and I really want to go on a vacation.  I think I have sold him on going somewhere on a beach.  This is something that I want to do. 

Then I scrolled down some and there is an even more inviting shot of a dock going out over the water.  I'm sold.  Where do I sign up to go to Curacao? 

Camels & Chocolate

First Impression: Love the travel photos.  Dang it! What is the deal with all the feet on these travel sites?

I love her story about a well-known band asking her to promote their event.  You can read about it here.  If you are a blogger, writer, photographer, crafter, or just a creative person you should really read this.

I have bookmarked this blog, and will be happily reading her well-written posts this afternoon. 🙂


Well, if you haven't figured it out by now, I am not a feet person.  There, I said it. 

I don't know about you, but I am really enjoying visiting all the blogs that have been nominated for the 2011 Bloggie Awards. 

And I have decided what I would like to do with myself.  I would like to find someone to send me all over the United States to experience different resorts, hotels, beaches, amusement parks, national parks, events, etc.  Then I would blog about it on my own travel blog.  So if you know of anyone out there that would like to send me all over the country to do this, please send them my way. 

Oh yea, I am off in dreamland now.  I almost forgot to tell you,  go over here and vote for your favorite travel blog!