Those Canyons are So Grand!
Hey Everyone! Happy Hallow's Eve Eve! Normally around this time of year I'd be fully focused on Halloween, it is one of my favorite holidays after all (along with Christmas, Easter, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, etc - you get the picture!), but this year has been a little different. As you know, I made the big move from New York to LA. I arrived here in Lalaland a couple weeks ago and it has been a whirlwind of activity setting up the new apartment and reaching out to friends and contacts I have set up here. Also, it still feels like summer here so I'm not quite feeling the Halloween spirit this year! I guess I'll have to get used to that, it is the land of eternal summer after all! Anyway, I'm sure I'll throw a costume together and go party tomorrow night and I'll be sure to post some pics if I do! Meanwhile, here's the second to last post of my cross country adventure. Today's pics are from The Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, and Zion Nation Park. Enjoy!
In The Desert
Hey Guys! Today I'm going to be talking about the desert. I loved the lush woods of Colorado (seen in my last post here), it was extraordinarily beautiful there, but then we headed to Arizona and I couldn't believe how beautiful the desert was too. It was a little more stark and harsh, but beautiful none the less. I was especially in awe of the variety of colors of earth that we saw. We everything from red clay to purple and grey sand and everything in between.
The first few photos are at El Morro National Monument in New Mexico, which is famous for having petroglyphs and signatures of passerby's scratched into the cliffs. Some of the signatures were left by Spanish conquistadors in the 1500's and the petroglyphs were way before that! The next photos are from The Petrified Forest in Arizona. Yes, that's right, those beautiful rocks you see were once trees. Pretty cool, huh? Oh yeah, and thank you so much to Char and Steve for showing us such a good time at El Morro and The Petrified Forest, you guys were so awesome! The next set of photos is in Monument Valley, which you'll probably recognize from various films throughout the years. And last but not least is Glen Canyon and Lake Powell in Northern Arizona on the Utah border. I swam in the lake and it was such a beautiful oasis in the middle of the desert. What an experience! And in my next post I'll share some photos from three more amazing national parks: Bryce Canyon, Zion and the biggest of them all - The Grand Canyon! Happy Monday everyone!
The Great Colorado!
Hey there Everyone! Have you ever been to Colorado? If the answer is "no" then I suggest you buy yourself a plane ticket and hightail it over there as soon as possible because it is one stunning state! I got the chance to see a lot of it on this fab road trip across the country, and it was honestly some of the most spectacular scenery I had ever seen. I was just taking picture after picture out the window, I couldn't help myself! Here is a small selection of all that I saw in Colorado. The first few pictures are at the home and surrounding property of one of my travelling companion's Aunt Cindy and Uncle Bill's beautiful house in the woods outside of Golden, Colorado. They were kind enough to put us up for a few days and we had just an amazing time! And Bill actually carved the sculptures out of marble that I'm posing with, can you believe it? So cool! The next set of photos are our drive through the great Colorado Rockies, and the final ones are of Mesa Verde National Park, where Native Americans lived in cliff dwellings in the 1200's. Yes, you read that right - the 1200's! And I thought stuff was old in NYC! Anyway, enjoy & I'll post more pics again soon!
Viva Nueva Mexico!
Howdy everyone! I'm not in Texas anymore but can't stop saying Howdy! Actually I should say hola now because this post is all about New Mexico. I loved New Mexico, it's so beautiful and I love all the influences of Mexican and Native American culture. I couldn't stop myself from taking tons of pictures, but here's just a few to give you a little taste of the beauty of New Mexico: