Photo of the Week: Floating

IMG_1481Kauai, USA

Hawaii is truly a tropical paradise with its lush green fields and cloud covered mountains.  This was the place I choose to stay when I was in recovery from my surgery a few years ago. Even though I couldn’t swim or do any fun physical activities, it was simply enough to sit here and enjoy the view while feeling grateful that I was still able to travel .

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Photo of the Week: Palm Trees

IMG_6608_thumb20Kauai, USA

My family is heading to Hawaii this week and I am stuck here in the grip of Old Man Winter.  There is more snow in the forecast for this weekend, and it feels like this winter season has stretched on forever and we are not even half way through.  Can you tell that I have the winter blues?   I am looking at this picture of palm trees swaying against the sunset sky and hoping it’ll cheer me up. Do you love winter or are you hoping for an early spring like me?

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Photo of the Week: Hiatus

20161208_210800-ANIMATIONMilford Sound, New Zealand

Why, hello there! I’ve been gone for awhile, but I swear, I have a good reason.  We were road tripping around New Zealand in our campervan for 3 weeks driving from Auckland to Queenstown.  I am still sorting through my notes and photos, but can’t wait to share our experience with you guys. 

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Photo of the Week: Centered

IMG_1433 (1800x1200)Kauai, Hawaii

When we were planning our trip to Kauai, a friend told us about a secluded beach that is one of the local’s best kept secrets – located on the north shore of the island, down a long dirt road.  Getting to the beach is a bit challenging as you have to climb over a steep wooded area filled with gnarly tree branches that is guarded by mosquitoes.  But the effort was definitely worth it.  Once you cleared the trees, you are greeted by an empty beach filled with golden sand.  The waves were too rough to consider wading in the water, at least for a weak swimmer like me.  It was enough to sit on the jagged rocks and listen to the waves crashing into the shore.

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Photo of the Week: Accomplishment

IMG_6786Kauai, Hawaii

Kauai is beautiful – from the vast Waimea canyon to the breathtaking Na Pali coastline. The most memorable part of the trip  for me, however, was at the top of the Wai’ale’ale lookout.  This picture was taken on our trip to Hawaii after my many surgeries.  I was still recovering, so any kind of physical activity was difficult and tiring.  My short ‘hike’ from the car to the lookout point was quite an accomplishment, and I remembered feeling like I was on top of the world.

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Photo of the Week: Blooming

IMG_0018Kauai, Hawaii, USA

I took this picture of a plumeria flower on my trip to Hawaii a few years ago.  This is one of the most common flowers on the island, they bloom everywhere and are typically used to make leis.  For me, this flower brings back a lot of memories.  Growing up in tropical Viet Nam, I was quite familiar with the fragrant smell of the plumeria, and they say smells strongly associate with memories.  When I get a whiff of this sweet smelling flower, it brings back memories of my childhood at my grandmother’s house and makes me feel quite nostalgic.

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