Get outside when you can.
We all need to get outside and get some fresh air and sunshine, especially in the current times. As always, we need to practice being responsible while enjoying the outdoors.
What can you do to get outside?
Take a walk, go for a run. Explore your neighborhood. Or grab your coffee and laptop and head to your deck. Plan your next big adventure. You may not be able to go far now, but someday you will. Why not dream?
Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona is a great place to dream and scheme about. There are so many different things to see there. The landscape is awe-inspiring, and the petrified wood is just beyond words. I plan to go back.
Picking a favorite image from here was incredibly hard. Are the badlands better than a close up of petrified wood? Do I go with the old rusted out car on route 66? What about images from the hike to the onyx bridge?
See why I recommend this place?
We didn’t even go on all the hikes we had wanted to. It’s closed currently, like most places, but you should still head over to their website (once you’ve finished here, of course) and scheme about what you would do and see there.
I finally decided on this photo of the rusted out car because it reminds me of my dad. We shared a love of cars, and I know he would have loved this. He had a photo of a random truck I found in Breckenridge framed and hanging in his office. Finding old cars is like a little connection to him, even though he’s gone.
Whenever I take a photo of an old car, I think of him and how much fun it would have been to show him the pictures. It also reminds me that our time here is relatively short, and most of the time, we won’t know when our number is up. That’s why it’s essential to get outside and explore this vast world while we can.