There is a world of things, attractions, and places to visit. During college, I started to notice a trend. Many people have traveled far and wide and yet haven’t done the traditional activities that are their hometown attractions. I attended college in Florida and many of my classmates hadn’t been to Disney or Kennedy Space Center. I couldn’t believe that they grew up a couple of hours from the site and had never been. Although it’s not like, I am innocent in this either.
Every Thursday, I will be posting a photo from my travels and a spotlight on the location. Today’s Spotlight Thursday is from the top of Guadalupe Peak. I took this photo on one of my cross-country US road trips. On my way from Tennessee to Colorado, I stopped and spent a couple of days in Guadalupe Mountains National Park. This park sits on the border of Texas and New Mexico. The closest town is Carlsbad, New Mexico. Guadalupe is near Carlsbad Caverns National Park.
I sat near a 1,500 foot vertical drop and admired the view. It had taken me almost 8 years of plotting and planning to make this trip a reality. The view from Angel’s Landing exceeded expectations and was worth the wait. The early explorers were right.
Every Thursday, I will be posting a photo from my travels and a spotlight on the location. Today’s Spotlight Thursday is from my recent African safari to Volcanoes National Park in northwestern Rwanda. Volcanoes National Park is one of the most well know places in the world. It is one of the last remaining havens for mountain gorillas. One of the highlights of my safari did include a trek to the famous mountain gorillas, but another highlight was my visit with their smaller and no less endangered cousins the Golden Monkeys of Volcanoes National Park.
Every Thursday, I will be posting a photo from my travels and a spotlight on the location. Today’s Spotlight Thursday is from my recent visit to Yosemite Valley in Yosemite National Park in California. Yosemite was one of the highlights of my move from Colorado to Virginia cross country road trip. Yosemite National Park was my 34th National Park on my quest to visit all 59 US National Parks.