Sandhill Crane

Sandhill Crane

Sandhill Crane

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Denali National Park

Of course- Beautiful.

What else would you expect? This national park was the least developed park we have visited. You can only drive fifteen miles into the actual park, and then you are required to take a school bus (for 30 buckaroos) into the rest of the park. We decided to opt out of this feature because ::::

1. it was 8 hours long 2. sitting on a school bus for a lengthy amount of time isn’t the most comfortable 3. you couldn’t really get out and explore, if you did you had to wait for the next bus which would take who knows how long 4. we had already been extremely blessed in the nature department 5. well, we’re lazy and spoiled.

We did however drive the fifteen miles into the park and hiked a beautiful trail. I seriously felt like I was back in Ireland with the cloudy skies, rolling green hills with large rocks scattered everywhere. It was quite enchanting.

DenaliSee!?!?

We were also SO excited to come across… TWO MALE CARIBOU!! we stalked them for a good thirty minutes. Keeping a good distance of course. But they were magnificent. I personally feel they’re much prettier than moose- they remind me of deer in their elegancy, but more powerful. I still have to go through the photos from that day on my camera, but I will post some later.

So thankful for beauty.

Photography Intro

I’ve been experimenting with photography for a of couple years. During my senior year in high-school I finally found my ‘niche.’ I love nature and wildlife photography, but I really enjoy creating Conceptual photos. Having a story behind the image. It’s like writing the things words can’t express. (which by the way that totally blows my mind how we can feel certain things but the words in which to describe it escape the english language.) I have a few common themes- fragility, vulnerability, beauty, and simplicity. Of course being a woman those are more obvious to me, but I’d like to think that I can see certain things in a way that is overlooked.

 

‘Beauty just Because’

Trailer Life (travel trailer that is) 

rig

As newly weds, we have spent more of our marriage in this 30 ft long trailer than in an actual house.

layout       Source 

There’s the layout. We have two slideouts for the kitchen and sitting area which is really nice, adds a ton of room compared to when the outside is flush.

room

Surprisingly, neither of us have gotten tired of the small area, and are really comfortable. It is  amazing how little space one needs to be content. Now, don’t get me wrong, I totally can’t wait to have a regular house and a kitchen with ample cooking space, but I am totally happy with living in this trailer. I even have a tiny space on the floor where I manage to do yoga.

sitting room

One pro is that it doesn’t take long to clean. The flip-side of that is it gets dirty super quickly because it’s such a small area that if anything looks out of place the whole trailer looks like it’s in shambles. The key is to always pick up after yourself, always wash dishes after they’re used, have a weekly schedule to clean bathrooms, floors and do laundry. Honestly though, when you’re on the road, it is insanely hard to keep up with all of that.

But hey, cleaning is never the most important thing when traveling. That’s usually why people travel, amiright?