North Carolina and Arizona.
When Cory and I worked on the road, we lived in both these places. At first we didn't like North Carolina cuz we were downtown Charolette - downtown any big city is nothing to write home about. Once we got further out - in tiny towns, it was awesome and we loved it! Always said of all the places we traveled, North Carolina would be the one place we'd consider living.
Arizona- Ugh. Hot, sandy, cactus, hot, very open, hot, road runners, hot, tarantulas, hot. But still it was pretty. The sun setting down over the cacti at night, the rocks, th every openness of it all - it was beautiful. I could never live there, though, too hot. Although there were cooler times, Nov-Jan, it was still H-O-T! And Nashville is hot enough in the summer to replicate and remind me why Arizona was not for me.
But today I remembered Hvegas has a beach. So I jumped in the van and drove down. If ever I was unsure if I liked beaches or not, this would push me over the edge to not. the sand was mostly rock, it was a dirty area, the smoke stacks across the lake did not provide a great background. Every shot I took, every angle I attempted, did not help to photogenically hide the bad and insinuate the good.
Yeah, not so much....
Nice smoke stacks off to the right
And I don't EVEN want to KNOW where THIS path leads! It's not one I'm forking onto for sure!!!
Once the thought of the beach here entered my mind, I had to try and go and see if it was a smaller replication of what I remembered.
I guess I'll keep my traveling memories in my mind and return to my yoga mat for some peace and mediation!