Conowingo Dam

HAPPY NEW YEARS EVERYONE!!!  I HAD to get up early to try out the star mode on my new camera – well more specifically the star portrait mode.  It takes a photo of someone and then another photo of the stars behind and lays the 2 images on top of each other.  Of course I wanted to use JoJo as my model!

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GIVEAWAY 2016

It’s that time again!  Last year I found so many cute ornaments on Etsy and had so much fun doing a giveaway that I decided to reach out to a few different shops this year and do the same thing – so here are the adorable ornaments I found this year!  Instructions for the giveaway will be at the end of this post!  🙂  Click on the shop names to check out more items from their Etsy stores!  All the items are handmade and one of a kind – a perfect gift for the adventurer in your life!

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V-Bar-V Heritage Site

I absolutely love petroglyphs (pictures carved into rock – most are so old no one knows what they mean anymore).  There are some amazing petroglyphs in Red Rock Canyon and Vally of Fire which I have seen on other trips to the Arizona/Nevada area so when I was planning a trip to Flagstaff I decided to see if there were any close by.

I found the V bar V heritage site which was about 45 minutes away.  The area used to be a ranch and in 1994 became part of the Coconino National Forest to preserve the petroglyphs.  The site was easy to find – we parked in the lot and headed down to the visitors center to get a parking pass ($5).

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Humphreys Peak – 1st Attempt

After I flew into Las Vegas my BFF Jen picked me up from the airport and we drove to Flagstaff, AZ to spend a few days of sightseeing.  On the list of planned activities was hiking Humphreys Peak.  We were up before the sun and headed out to the trailhead which was only about a 15 min drive from Flagstaff.  The sun was just coming up as we started down the trail at 6am – I was seriously wishing I had some gloves as it was a little chilly, but I knew it would warm up as the day went on.

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early am start at the trailhead

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