You ever get those moments where you feel like taking a break? Those moments where, try as you might, you can’t seem to get anything accomplished? Yeah, that’s been me the past few months, which is exactly why things have been a bit quiet around here lately.
Fear not! I have not disappeared off the face of the Earth! I just took a bit of a break from blogging as things trudged on in my life. Since February, I’ve worked a bit. I’ve sat around my apartment pondering the meaning of life (or wasting time, depending on how you choose to describe it). Heck, I even did a bit of traveling!
In March, I got so sick of the seemingly endless New York winter that I jetted off to California for a few weeks. I saw my family, including my new nephew. And I took a pretty spectacular road trip up the Pacific Coast, taking U.S. Highway 101 all the way from San Francisco to Seattle, driving around Washington’s Olympic Peninsula. On the way back, I took California Highway 1, which hugs the seashore for most of its journey.
I also took a fairly spontaneous trip to Boston the last weekend of March. I’ve been discovering more and more areas of the far reaches of New York City (shoutout to Made in Brooklyn Tours and Walks of New York, who helped introduce me to more and more of this great city). And by the time you read this, I’ll actually be on a road trip to visit some U.S. National Parks on the East Coast…Shenandoah in Virginia and the Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee. Stay tuned for tales about how that goes!
I’m also very excited to try out my new toy! I’ve spent a lot of time researching mirrorless digital cameras and finally settled on the Samsung NX300, which I just picked up yesterday! Now, you’re probably thinking, “Samsung? I’ve never heard of their cameras!” I was the same way, until I began one of many, many journeys to B&H, the king of New York City photography stores. There I got a chance to play with different models and I really fell in love with the Samsung for its great image quality, cheap lenses, excellent touch screen interface and useful WiFi capabilities. I’m excited to try this camera out this week and share what will hopefully be even better photos with you!
So, this is just a quick note to say that I’m back!! Did you miss me? I missed sharing my adventures with you! And while the adventures have been a bit more tame lately (haven’t booked any more spontaneous flights across the world…yet), I’m excited to get back to this blog that I’ve been neglecting. Here’s to things to come!
Thanks for reading!