We sailed north over the almost-empty freeways. Stopping at a dam and cooling off our feet and minds, we hopped back into the old car and continued… Read more “Mount Shasta And the Sense of Wonder”
I’ve wanted to visit Crater Lake for… a long time. Last year, when I took my parents on a road trip, we drove just 30 miles south of it – but because our schedule was packed that day, we decided not to take the turn and go to the lake.
Crater Lake has been nagging in the back of my mind even more consistently since. And this month, I finally got to visit this wonder. What I can’t say, however, is that the lake would stop nagging. Ever since I laid my eyes on it for the first time, my mind has been trying to wrap itself around it. How does something like this even exist? No photos can do justice to the blue of the water – the bluest blue I’ve ever seen – or to the size of the lake, or to the gradient of the sky above it. To take it all in in one look is impossible; you have to turn your head from side to side to be able to take in the whole lake.
Yet again, I was completely amazed by the wonders of the planet we live on as I stood on the top of the lookout where we hiked with my boyfriend . It took some time and convincing for him to get me to start hiking back down. I could be staring at that lake for centuries and never be able to comprehend it, never have enough…
Note to self: don’t introduce your father to any other fast food chains. Also, getting lost is sometimes the best thing that can happen to you… My… Read more “Get Lost. Seriously. It’s Worth It, Sometimes. | Road-Trippin’ with My Folks”
Note to self: Never ever forget that you are the one loved by mosquitoes – and the same works for the flies living around Salt Lake. Over… Read more “Antelope Island State Park, Utah | Road-Tripin’ with My Folks”
Note to self: Put some puke baggies in your car. Seriously. Do it. My father got a little sick. And by “a little sick” I mean “I… Read more “The Best Thing Was… the Chili? | Great Basin NP | Road-Trippin’ with My Folks”
Note to self: Don’t try to write your journal in a car again. You know it makes you sick. Note for you: This post is literally just… Read more “Roads and Deserts | Road-Trippin’ With My Folks”
Note to self: Don’t forget to rewrite your mother’s description of the temperature when you’re writing about this from “cold as f…” to something else. Nothing ate… Read more “Cold As F… Fluffy Unicorns | Yosemite NP | Road-Trippin’ with My Folks”
Note to self: The fact that your family, friends, or anyone else have heard of Yosemite and wanted to visit this place so badly does not in… Read more ““What is Half Dome?” | Road-Trippin’ with My Folks”
~ continued from The Mists of Vernal Fall ~ We topped off the Vernal Fall, the last pitch along the steep wall the most challenging part. With… Read more ““We’re Going Up There?!” | Nevada Fall, Yosemite NP | Road-Trippin’ with My Folks”
Note to self: when you’re the one planning a road trip for/with your parents, try to remember that the ratio of physical ability might have changed since… Read more “The Mists of Vernal Fall | Yosemite NP | Road-Trippin’ with My Folks”