Spring break adventuring

In Digital, Inspiration, Travel

We’re not ones to make big travel plans for spring break. Most years we stay close to home, enjoying a less busy routine and dreaming of warm days just around the corner. But this year my daughter and I decided to take a last-minute road trip. With gas prices low and the availability of a cute cottage as our home base (gotta love Airbnb!) it seemed the right time for a short getaway.

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Of course, seeing the sights is the perfect opportunity (excuse) to walk around with cameras in tow. Some might argue that constantly stopping to shoot and always looking through a camera lens detracts from the experience of being somewhere different. For me, I think my awareness is heightened; I’m always on the lookout for something new, unexpected, or unusual in my new surroundings.

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As I look through my images, it’s a little jarring to see how varied the subject matter is; the photos don’t seem to “go” together. But in a way I suppose that’s a reflection of the diversity we experienced as we moved from place to place. Landscapes, cityscapes, small details and big views testify to the assortment of objects that caught my eye.

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As I look at this collection, I wonder: If we took this trip together, would we see the same things–or would our eyes wander in completely different directions? Are there particular themes you gravitate towards when exploring new places?

~Leslie

P.S. Our trip took us to Dallas and Waco, Texas from Kansas City (via Oklahoma); these are highlights of what we saw on that journey. All images here were taken with my Fuji X100s digital camera.

 

1 Comment

  1. I do so love your seeing your part of the world. And such gorgeous light too. I can’t wait to do trips like this with our daughter. when she is older.

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