Sunday, August 30, 2015

Blowing Rock, Linville Caverns, & Crabtree Falls

This was my last trip with my family before I went off to college. We drove to the mountains to enjoy the view from the Blowing Rock. We also explored the Linville Caverns (it was too dark to take many pictures, especially when we experienced complete darkness) and hiked down to see the Crabtree Falls. There was a lot of scary winding roads and intense hiking, but it was all totally worth it.

My twin

I love hay bales. I don't know why but I do.

The only good picture I could get in the cavern

Hope you had (or are currently having) a fun summer!

Monday, August 10, 2015

Trip to Italy: Venice

I've never been to a place that is remotely like Venice. The cars you would usually see in a city are replaced with a scattering of boats and gondolas. The only streets are made of stones, and wherever you go you'll end up crossing a beautiful bridge with an amazing view of cute canals, quaint apartment buildings, and stunning architecture. If you get lost (like we did), it's nice to experience the  winding alleyways without the constant bustle of people.

There's always some sort of live music playing, whether it's by a band performing in front of a restaurant in the main square or opera singers and accordion players playing on a gondola. The graffitied walls and small shops filled with their famous glassware and masks really express how artistic this charming floating city is.

Dinner in the splash zone

Excuse the was quite windy