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Summertime at the Beach

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I went to California a couple weeks ago and got to go back to the beach where I used to spend most of my time when I lived there. I used to keep a big trunk in my car with all the books I wanted to read. I would just drive out to Santa Monica and sit in Palisades Park to read under the trees, or I would just go lay out in the sand!

Going back was weirdly less nostalgic than I thought it would be. I mean, of course a lot of memories came back, but I was more surprised at how I seemed to naturally fall back into the swing of things. Driving through traffic, going down the familiar roads was as if I had never left.

California is beautiful, and I really love it there, especially the variety you find with the people. For the most part, though, I was glad to be where I am now and moving toward my goals.

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A Photo Book

I made a photo album from Kava’s and my little vacation in around Easter. I made it on Shutterfly.com! It was a padded cover 12×12 book with 31 pages! It was originally supposed to be $100 and some, but they were having a couple deals and I ended up getting it for $70 (high-five!), so that was pretty exciting.

Here are a select few pages! The quality isn’t very good because these are just screen shots I took from the preview. The real book came in the mail a few days ago and it looks really amazing! 12×12 was a lot bigger than I thought it was going to be!! It’s cool, though. Really cool. Too bad he has to wait 2 years to see it! Haha!

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Apologies

No posts in two weeks!

Oh, how I’ve let myself slack.

Not that these are excuses, but I’ve been going through a lot these past two weeks–a little heartbreak, a little heartache, a little growth. Sunrises and sunsets. Mostly sunsets. Nothing quite like a California sunset.

Next week will start with regular posts again!

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Trip Photos from Moving to California

I’m officially living in California now. The drive wasn’t too bad. I left Thursday night and drove to St. George, UT for the evening, then left at 7am MST. I got to LA around noon PST. I don’t think I’m used to the time change yet, because I can’t shake this feeling of being absolutely exhausted.

I’ve been to the beach twice already and this morning I went to the LA County Fair. Unfortunately, I did not take any pictures. Mostly because I didn’t have my camera. I guess I did take one with my phone at the fair, but it was of some artwork because I thought it looked awkward.

But here are goodies from the trip! And now that I’m settled, I’ll be able to update on a schedule again.

This is Mesquite, NV. It’s literally RIGHT outside of Arizona. Since NV is known for Las Vegas and gambling, you better believe they had a casino within a stones throw of the border. I love the lighting in these photos. People always get photos during sunset, but not as many for sunrise.

I don’t know if all of you have seen the giant windmills that are in the midwest and western states, but this is one of the arms/wings. Sooo giant, it’s almost unbelievable how much bigger the body must be.

I also don’t know how many of you have seen Joshua Trees, but I’ve always been intrigued by them and so I tried to get some pictures…that I took while driving out the window, so this isn’t, ya know, professional type pictures. They look prehistoric. You can see them a little better here, but I mean they are some sweet lookin’ trees.

So I figured I oughtta take some photos while going through Vegas. There’s not that much to see during the morning hours. It doesn’t look nearly as impressive than at night. So the biggest photo that looks like it’s just of a road is the first view you get of Vegas coming down the I-15. You can kind of see that there may or may not be a city in that valley during the day, but at night it’s all lit up and super cool.

And here we go! Beautiful mountains, then look at that smog in the 2nd photo…Well, hellooo California!

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