Well, it’s been awhile since the last post. I want to be a blogger, I do! Sometimes I just don’t have any inspiration. C’est la vie. I’ve spent the last six week working on a special assignment at work so I’ve not been flying at all. It’s been kinda nice in a way. Home every night, in my own bed, next to my fella. Same time zone each day. Ability to go shopping and pack a lunch each day. See the same people at work everyday. Meet some new coworkers. It’s been nice. But there were some drawbacks as well. 1.5ish hours on the train, each way. (Ugh, that 3ish hours A DAY!) No flying, so no fun places like Istanbul, Stockholm, or Zurich. (All seasonal, summer flights.)
I’m basically all finished up with that though, save 5 days this week at one of our other bases, not NYC. Then it’s a new special assignment that I will be working on for the rest of Sept and most of the first of Oct. So only a quick trip to LAX at the end of Sept.
I am incredibly lucky though that I was able to go to some new places this summer that I hadn’t before. Copenhagen, Athens, Shannon, Barcelona, Reykjavik and Prague. I’ll share some new photos below. This world is so beautiful and so amazing. If you don’t get out and explore it I think you are missing out on so much. Life is so much bigger than the 4 corners that we call home. Once you start exploring it though you learn how small it is. If you’ve ever wanted to go somewhere, DO IT! What are you waiting for? Places are constantly changing. Venice is sinking, the Colosseum is crumbling. People are fighting each other each day. Places will be forever changing, go now! Explore now! Take your kids, take your sister or brother. Go and learn about more than your corner of the world. You may be surprised at what you find.
So beautiful, the Sagrada Familia is one of the most beautiful things I have seen. The works of Gaudi around the city give it a almost fairy tale like feel. Plus, it’s in Spain so it has to be awesome.
Sagrada Familia, Barcelona. Like being in a sandcastle in a dream. Amazing.
Reminded me of northern Minnesota. 57 in the middle of summer and sunny at midnight, Iceland was a cool place to visit. I will return to see the northern lights! The Blue Lagoon was such fun. Put some lagoon white mud on your face and relax. Amazing.
The Blue Lagoon.
Somewhere near Greenland.
I can’t quite describe Athens, a mix between central America, tropical Bahamas and modern Berlin and old Cairo. It is a city of its own. Narrow streets, apartments with awnings on each one. The Acropolis, the Aegean Sea, and Greek food. Sigh, loved it too.
The Parthenon at the Acropolis in Athens. See?! Things crumble and go away!
The Aegean Sea, Athens.
I took an electric bike tour here. So much fun. And I was the only one so I got a personal tour! Score! There was a lot of flooding right before I was there so the city was empty of tourists. Beautiful old, cosmopolitan city the begs to be explored. Fun street food and performers.
Prague. City of 100 Spires.
If you stand in the middle and talk, you hear yourself echo back. Super cool. At the Prague Castle.
Lennon Wall in Prague
Built in 1410, the Astronomical Clock Tower in Prague
Lit’le ol’ me enjoying Prague.
I also got to enjoy the good ol’ USA some. I visited my dear friend in Maine and met her adorable daughter. I went to St. Louis for the first time. It’s a super cool city. And I spent some time in my new city with my love. Summer has been good to me. Looking forward to fall and a trip to Italy with my fella.
Meet me in St. Louis.
The rooftop garden did really well!