There comes a time when you just need to get away and go back to nature. We did that this weekend. We traveled five hours out of town to Inyo National Forest for a camping trip, but managed to make a few stops along the way in which to enjoy the scenery as well as a bit of history. Below are a few photos: (one is of myself at Red Rock Canyon; website info.: http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=631 and the other is of Rob at Fossil Falls; website info.: http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/fo/ridgecrest/fossil.html).
These are two amazing places in which to visit should you get a chance. Being out in nature helps you recapture your perspective on the history of nature/mother Earth and your appreciation of life and how small we really are. What an amazing adventure but also a sad one as we stumbled upon another historic place, the Manzanar National Historic Site; website info.: http://www.nps.gov/manz/learn/historyculture/japanese-americans-at-manzanar.htm…
(Manzanar Flag – Photo from 1942-1945)
Without knowing it, we stumbled upon something we had only seen on television via the History Channel. I couldn’t believe it and when I realized where we were, my stomach was in knots. So, with that, I’m going to leave it up to you to visit the website should you not be aware of or had heard of such a place and come to your own conclusions regarding such a place. But, for me – I choose not to go any further into it.
Our trip this weekend turned into a lot of history, but it was spent with great friends and the need we all had to get away from cars, cell phones, televisions, radios, trains, and lots and lots of people. It was great to get out and reconnect with the wild, with nature and with friends. The only thing missing was a lake or a stream.
And, to top it off ~ ~ a very sweet and courageous young lady I know who has been fighting liver disease for quite a few years now received her new liver this weekend and is doing well.
So my Angels, stay positive, hold your heads high and remember that though this life is short, we must learn to cherish it, remember where we all come from, remember those from the past and say a prayer for them and remember how they all fought hard in one way or another for us all to be where we are today. We all have our Angels around us – just look up and smile at those clouds, smile at those stars and let that feeling in ~ that feeling of completeness because you are here at this particular place in time and are able to enjoy such a gift.
As Always ~ With LIFE, LIGHT, POSITIVITY, STRENGTH, BEING THE WARRIOR WITHIN, GUIDANCE, and LOVE! Thank you for reading – Cheers!