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Fly Geyser

Came across these photos… our world has such beautiful features.

Fly Geyser – Washoe County, Nevada

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Only 12 feet wide and 5 feet high, the Fly Geyser was accidentally created by well drillers in 1964. The formation we see is from dissolved minerals that began to rise. Sources say they expect it to continue growing! Water spays out the top at about 5 feet high, lengthening the formation. So cool how something like this was the outcome of workers mistakes.

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[Source: AllThatIsInteresting]

Trolltunga Cliff

I found these cool photos on allthatisinteresting and figured I’d share 🙂

Trolltunga Cliff in Skjeggedal, Norway.

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The name “Trolltunga Cliffs” translates to “The Trolls Tongue” in English and it lingers about 700 feet from the Norwegian lake known as Ringedalsvatnet. The cliff was apparently formed during the Ice Age, when the edges of the glacier reached the cliff.

[Source: http://all-that-is-interesting.com/unbelievable-places#more-21523]

Californiacation

San Francisco, California – Golden Gate Bridge

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San Francisco – The Painted Ladies (also known as the houses from Full House)

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San Clemente, California – Orange County

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Laguna Beach, California

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Pacific Coast Highway – SoCal

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Venice Beach, California

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Long Beach, California

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Hollywood, California

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Castaic Lake, Los Angeles County

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I was lucky enough to travel to so many parts of California during my 9-day vacation there. I was visiting places all between San Francisco and Orange County, that’s about 8 hours from each other! The ride up to San Francisco was nice, beautiful mountain views and lots of land – which I love. We stayed most the time in Valencia, which is in LA county, a bit north of Hollywood. It was so nice there, a place I would move. Don’t mind some of the pictures, they’re of poor quality because I was taking them with my iPhone. 🙂

Home Sweet Home

Hello WordPress followers! I have been on a bit of a hiatus lately, I just returned home from a vacation in California! I came home to snow which was rough after spending 9 days in Cali weather. It was a bit chilly at night but during the day was pretty nice there, now I’m back to scraping snow off my car in the morning! I will be posting pictures of my trip, we traveled to a lot of different parts of Cali so there’s a bunch that I will be uploading. I just wanted to check in and say hi before I fell asleep (in my own bed!) Crazy how being away from blogging can drive one crazy! But I’m glad to be back. 🙂

Here’s a photo tease from Castaic Lake… so beautiful! The mountains were amazing to look at since I have none where I live.

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A Mental Makeover

ImageSan Clemente, California [Orange County]

A year ago today, I was enjoying my third day in California.. wandering the streets, staring up at the palm trees that surrounded me. It was my first time there and I had left New York to clear my head of a few things. I went on my own, meeting up with my aunt and friend once I got there. I was stressed at home and needed a mental break, which the 9-day vacation did. I came home with a clearer conscious and a mind more made up than ever. I had decided to eat healthier, which I did. I cut fast food out of my diet completely. I think I had McDonald’s two or three times in 2013. (Which is huge considering I used to eat it all the time when my younger body could endure it) I decided to leave a relationship that I found wasn’t suiting for me any longer and I was really proud of myself. I let go of the things that were weighing me down and I feel as though my trip to California really assisted me in doing all this. I came home a different person, and I was glad. I had many chances to just be myself and stare at the sunsets or walk on the beach and it opened my eyes to a whole new world. Sometimes all you need is to get away from the norm for a while… see new things and explore new places. I’ll be leaving for California again in 17 days and I’m counting down the days! I’m hoping that again I will come home with great new experiences that will shape me into an even better person than before.

A few more photos from my trip:

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La Jolla, California

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San Diego, California

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Mimosas in Dana Point [Orange County]

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Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles

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The view from my aunt’s apartment – San Diego

Blast From the Past – 10 Books From My Childhood

10 Children’s Books That I Remember Most From My Childhood (the 90’s)

1. The Babysitter’s Club – Ann M. Martin

Image2. Love You Forever – Robert Munsch

Image3. Corduroy – Don Freeman

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4. The Rainbow Fish – Marcus Pfister

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5. If You Give A Mouse A Cookie – Laura Joffe Numeroff

Image6. Clifford the Big Red Dog – Norman Bridwell

Image7. The Berenstain Bears – Stan & Jan Berenstain

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8. The Snowy Day – Ezra Jack Keats

Image9. Stellaluna – Janell Cannon

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10. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom – Bill Martin & John Archambault

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10 Things I Would Tell My Younger Self

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I always think back to when I was younger and how I had specific expectations about my future, not having any clue as to what was ahead. If I could go back in time and prepare myself for anything, it would be the following:

1. Save more money. Every time I received money for holidays, birthdays, etc. I quickly spent it. Now, at the age of 24, I wish I had some more money to fall back on when needed.

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2. Make the most out of your college years. If I could do it all over, I probably would go away for college and actually try my very best to finish. I would have stayed on top of financial aid and anything else that went along with schooling. I went to a local school and sometimes I feel I would have had a better college experience if I went away. Your college years only come around once, make them count.

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3. Don’t bother trying to fit in. After high school, no ones gives a crap what “clique” you belonged to. Don’t stress over silly people who one day will probably be out of your life forever. The only person you should care about impressing is yourself.

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4. Things will change – be prepared. You don’t realize when it’s happening but things change constantly and you never realize until you’re looking back on things. Your friends will change, your relationships will change, your looks will change. The only constant in this life – change.

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5. Take advantage & be thankful for all the things you have access to. We don’t realize until we’re older all the things we received as children that are now not as easy to get as adults. This goes for a couple of different things… anything from food, hot water, health insurance, schooling, a roof over our heads. If you were fortunate enough as a child, your parents or guardians made sure you had all these things growing up. All the necessities. Now as an adult, you hope you don’t get injured because getting health insurance through your job is too expensive so you just don’t have any at all. Everything comes with a price.

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6. Keep a journal/diary. Write down all the big moments in your life so you can read it ten, twenty years from now. You’ll get a good laugh at how silly you were as a kid and it will remind you of some fun childhood memories. It’s nice to take a walk down memory lane and you will want to once you’re older.

Image7. Listen to your parents when they tell you to brush your teeth. This may sound funny but it’s so true, they’re telling you this for a reason and if you don’t listen you will most likely pay for it when you’re older. The dentist sucks – plain and simple. And it costs money.

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8. Be adventurous as much as possible. Go everywhere you can and cause some trouble. Paint the town red and enjoy every minute of it before adult responsibilities get in the way.

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9. Eat the cake… eat the candy… eat the ice cream. Eat it all. One day your metabolism will slow down and you will definitely not be able to eat like you used to. Feed your sweet tooth.

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And most importantly…

10. Stop rushing. I remember being young and wanted to be a “grown up” so badly. Ugh, now I ask myself “why?!” You have no responsibilities when you’re a child, nothing to worry about. Enjoy it, stop rushing to become an adult because when it happens you’re going to wish you could go back to a time when things were much simpler.Image