It’s been a little over a week since we returned home from our trip to Washington D.C.
Unlike a lot people who travel, whenever I get home, rather than eagerly visiting with friends and family, I go into a reclusive state where I don’t want to see anybody or do anything but lay on my couch and edit photos…it’s like I’m coming down from a travel-high. So that’s pretty much been my entire week. Other than going camping for a night up in Stanley, ID by Redfish Lake. (I always have time for nature, and nature always has time for me. )
One of the things I miss most about D.C. is the beautiful architecture! We stayed at the AKA White House Hotel which is located downtown, just a few blocks away from everything that we wanted to see and right around the corner from the actual White House. The following are some of my favorite architectural photos that I took while there.
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Two posts in a row!? I know…this never happens! But I felt compelled to share this video with everyone. It’s by one of my very favorite bands – Nahko and Medicine For The People. I can hardly find the words to express how I feel when I listen to this song.
Good vibes. Positivity. Love. That’s all that flows through me when I hear their beautiful music. Please share this video with your loved ones, and go check out the rest of Nahko and Medicine For The People’s music here.
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Last week we visited the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. It’s a very somber experience, but also an extremely educational one. By preserving stories and artifacts from such a dark time in our history, we can work together to put a stop to genocides and prejudices worldwide. Out of all the exhibits in the museum, the room of shoes hit me the hardest emotionally – I walked out of that room a changed person.
I’ll let the photos that I took speak for themselves.
My family and I are fortunate enough to be spending the next month in Washington D.C. with my dad, before he goes back to Bangkok for a few months. This past week we’ve been doing the usual tourist activities – visiting museums, monuments, and creeping outside The White House. It’s extremely crowded this time of the year, so we’ve mostly been roaming the streets and going to the monuments late at night. I prefer it that way, because there’s hardly anyone out and the monuments are stunning when they’re lit up. As for the museums, so far we’ve only been to the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, The United States Botanic Garden, and the National Geographic Museum which was my absolute favorite,considering that I’m a huge NatGeo junkie and a lot of my inspiration comes from the talented photographers that make up the National Geographic Photo Society.
Here’s a few of my favorite photos from this week. Enjoy!
Hey everyone, I’m currently writing this post as I’m curled up on my couch recouping from a week of camping and non-stop excitement on the Oregon Coast with my family. (I’m also recovering from a dermatologist appointment yesterday, where they removed a good sized chunk out of my left side due to a suspicious looking mole. You guys probably didn’t need to know that, but I’m somewhat in pain right now because of it and felt the need to share anyway…)
This year was our 1st annual “Cartelino” family reunion (which is my mom’s side of of the family, and it’s really “Carter” but we call it the aforementioned name because we’re loud and you can always count on someone getting into a fight at some point). We all spent four nights camping at Honeyman State Park just south of Florence, Oregon. Honeyman is completely surrounded by the lush coastal forests of the Siuslaw National Forest, which are met by the towering sand dunes of the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area to the west. And in the middle are two lakes – Cleawox Lake, which is small lake dammed by the sand dunes, & Lake Woahink, which we camped closest to. Needless to say, the campground is absolutely gorgeous, and there are countless activities for the whole family to enjoy – from sand boarding down the dunes to fishing to paddle boarding on the lake. There are also bathrooms and showers for all you people out there who aren’t fans of “real” camping. ;) We spent most of our time swimming and rafting at both lakes, and I’ve got the sunburn to prove it. My uncle even brought his generator, pump, and a tarp to make a slippin’ slide down the side of the dunes into Cleawox lake! The whole week was a blast; I hope this was just the first of many camping trips to Honeyman.
On Monday we are flying to Washington D.C. to spend the remainder of the month exploring museums and monuments!
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