Monday, August 8, 2016

My Trip to the West Coast: part 1

  Hey peoples, I'm back...!... on this blog. I decided to start posting about my vacation while still on vacation. :) 
  I have like, around a day left here, but for me, going home might be prolonged. I'm going to this youth\singles thing in another state! I've never been to it, but I've heard of it. I'm going with my older sister, and some of our cousins and other people we know are going, so it's going to be fun! :D It's sort of like a convention, and maybe a bit like camp... I don't know. It's put on by a bunch of different churches, and you listen to a sermon\talk or something, eat, and have fun with people! It sounds pretty fun. :D

OK, I'll get down to business and show you the first part of my vacation: the traveling and first day. (Yes, I've taken lots of pictures- over a thousand so far ;P) 

 We got on our first flight, and then had to wait for a long time because there were storms at our next stop... but we did take off, eventually. Isn't it trilling when the plane started zooming down the runway really fast? :)

"Me" in the plane...or rather, my lovely converse shoes! :)

   Our stop was in Texas- I believe it was my first visit to Texas. :) Or course, it was just an airport... but we had to stay there for a while, since because of the storms, our first flight was delayed, and thus late, and thus we missed our flight from Texas. :P 
  So we ate supper and all. And there was a cool scene out the window of our gate. The moon was full and rising, and there were pretty pink clouds. But I didn't get any very good pictures because of annoying window reflections. :\

I got some nice bokeh though! :D
  By the time we got on our next flight, it was dark. This picture is of a city from the air. :)
  This flight was like, four hours. At night. Our plane left at 9 something in the night. I was in a middle seat, and while I think I slept a little, sitting there got uncomfortable. :P 
  The flight finally ended! We got off, got our luggage, and went outside to meet our ride. While driving to my aunt and uncle's, I watched "in awe" of all the evergreen trees everywhere- lovely. :)  

    I woke the next morning to this view- and fresh cool air. It was wonderful. :)
 I've eaten lots of berries on this trip: blueberries and raspberries from gardens, as well as blackberries and thimbleberries along the road and other places, and huckleberries and wild blueberries on hikes and other "adventures", which I'll tell you about. ;) But yes, there are LOTS of berries here. 

 The picture above is a bee on a blackberry blossom. :)

 Later that day I went down to my Grandma's and saw a bunch of my cousins, and played flag football with them and stuff. :D

 Well, I'm going to go now. I have stuff to do before I leave tomorrow to the youth\singles thing. :) We're going to be on the road for two days, I think. 0.o I think I'm going to be experiencing the aches of sitting in a seat for hours and hours... It'll be worth it though! :)


  1. It looks like you all are having a great trip! Your pictures were beautiful!!!
    Safe travels, Natasha! =)

    1. It was a very good trip! :) Thanks!
      Thank you! :)

  2. Sounds like you have had an awesome trip so far! Vacations are always so fun. :) Especially when you get to spend them with cousins(!!)

    Ooh, pictures from planes are always so fun to take and to look at. I have a ton from last year's vacation. :P

    Girl, I feel you on the sitting in a seat for hours in the car. I just spent over two weeks on the road, and the aches were rough. :P Looots of music and looots of miles covered over here. xP But now we've finally arrived.

    1. I had a very good trip, and now I'm in Minnesota... lot's of travels this summer! :) (which can explain why I'm behind on answering comments :P)

      Yep... :D

      Wow, two weeks?! I thought our trip was bad! It sure is nice when you finally arrive though. :)

  3. Whoa, you took AH-MAZING pictures, Natasha! I loved looking at them! I especially liked all the ones you took out of the airplane :).

    1. Thank you! I'm glad you enjoy them. :)

  4. Lovely pictures!! :D

    driving two days should be... fun ;P

    I can't wait to see more of your trip! =D

    1. Thanks!

      Yea, it was TOTALLY fun... :P It definitely wasn't. One of the vans broke down and I had a bad time trying to sleep... sometime I'll get around to doing a blog post about that trip. :)

      :D I have SO MANY post to do!! I hope I can get some done here shortly...

    2. Don't stress soo much about getting your posts done - just take your time ;P

  5. I really like the picture of the daisies!