Looking back on this trip brings back some really great memories. Maybe it’s the time of year, but nonetheless, I feel incredibly thankful to have been able to go on these grand adventures. Being in nature really brought into focus how small all of my own problems were (and are), and that was something that I really needed to meditate on, and I think that everyone should try to open themselves up to. I don’t think that this trip could have come at a more opportune time for me, though at the time it didn’t seem like it. As someone who struggles with anxiety a lot in their daily life, these photos and memories bring me peace. I hope that they can do the same for you. All that being said, I strongly encourage everyone to open themselves up to new adventures and experiences, because sometimes a little perspective change is all you need.
I’m on vacation all this week in Virginia Beach, Virginia. I’m having an amazing time, and I will be sharing tons of stories and photos from my trip once I get home and have a chance to upload and go through them. Meanwhile, the heat here (and the humidity) have given me a new respect for air conditioning, so I’ve decided to dedicate a post to my (very brief) time in Vail, Colorado earlier in the summer.
I’ve been incredibly busy lately with work, camp counseling and planning my upcoming road trip (more details to come) and haven’t had much time to post. I decided that I would take the time today to share a quick post with some of my favorite bus travel pictures from tour (you can read more about that tour here, here, and here). It’s hard to know exactly where all of these pictures were taken because the miles (and the days) all seem to blur together on the open road. I do know, however, that most of these pictures were taken on I-70, which stretches from Utah to Maryland, though that’s not very specific. Also, sorry for the poor “shot through a window on a moving bus” quality, If I could have stopped and gotten out to take pictures every time that I wanted to, we may never have made it all the way back home.
While in Malibu (more on my trip to Malibu here), we were able to squeeze a free day into our busy schedules to relax and explore. There was no debate about where we wanted to go, and we all piled back on to the bus and set off for Santa Monica Pier and the Pacific Ocean.
On our cross county trip (more about that HERE and HERE if you’ve missed it), we stayed in dorms on Pepperdine University’s campus in Malibu, California. Pulling up to campus was a breath of fresh air after sitting in traffic on the PCH. Not only was the campus breathtakingly beautiful, but it also meant that we would be able to stay in one place for a few days. Prior to arriving at Pepperdine we had been on a tour bus for about a week, staying at a new place every night and living out of our suitcases. Pepperdine immediately became our beautiful home away from home.