A Week of Sunsets

When we arrived on Rapa Nui for our Honeymoon, the owner of our cabin met us at the airport and drove us out to her property. Along the way, she took us on a tour of the only village on the island, Hanga Roa. We passed the two banks, a few restaurants, and an area she called “the Sunset Spot.” At the time I thought, “Well, probably ONE sunset spot, not THE sunset spot…”

Wrong.

Every night at sunset, folks gathered at this one spot, Ahu Tahai, to watch the sunset — and after one visit, it was easy to see why. We made it there almost every single night to watch.

Day 1: A closeup view of the Sunset Spot’s Moai. (You can’t get much closer than this as it’s forbidden to ascend the ahu.)

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May 13, 2014
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May 13, 2014

Legit Day 1 sunset found here and here.

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2013: Year in Review

Because it was so much fun a last year

January:  Spending New Years in the Golan, hiking Masada, and staying in this most amazing of places in the Negev desert (home of the HBDP) — all during Jenelle’s visit.

Negev
January 5, 2013 | Negev Desert, Israel

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LLAP around the world

When traveling with me, one must take a moment to be photographed doing the Vulcan salute. It is known. (For real.) (Seriously.)

Here’s a round-up of a few of my favorites.

On the wall around Graceland, during my birthday trip there in 2011 with Jonathan, Alissa, and Kate. (After this picture was taken, I can clearly remember Kate saying, “Was the hand thing really necessary?” Yes. Always.)

Vulcan Salute on the walls around Graceland
April 16, 2011

On the grass near the port in Galway, on one bright, sunny Irish morning. (So green.)

on the grass in Galway
October 29, 2012

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Wasting Time in Wadi Rum

On my second day in Jordan, Alissa, Carlos, Jon, and I hired another driver (who ended up being Yusuf, the same person as the day before) and drove out to Wadi Rum for the day.

At the edge of the desert, we traded in the car for camels…

Riding on camels into the desert
March 15, 2013

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2012: Year in Review

I got inspired to take a look back at my year in pictures. 2012 was a crazy year.

January:  Jonathan and I traveled to Florida for a friend’s wedding in West Palm Beach. While in-state, we also celebrated his birthday, met up with his parents at Harry Potter World, took a boat tour of John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park in Key Largo, visited the Kennedy Space Center, and took a bike tour of Shark Valley in Everglades National Park. We were .thisclose. to alligators.

Shark Valley Area of Everglades National Park
January 16, 2012

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Haifa: Now There’s a Beach

Dear World,

I can has?

Sincerely,
A Concerned Citizen

View from the window
September 7, 2012

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