New Mexico in Photos – Part 3 [Wordless Wednesday]

Today I am sharing few more pictures from New Mexico (because I am not actually taking any other pictures these days). I bought a macro lens that I use as a walkaround but I’d really like to use for actual macro photography. For some reason, I can’t get my lens, which is designed for macro photography to autofocus when I zoom too close to my subject (which I thought was the point…). So this is the best I could get. Maybe I need to manual focus?

Any macro tips for me?


Savannah [Wordless Wednesday]

We spent the weekend in Savannah, which was a bit of disaster. But here are a few photos (the only ones I’ve had a chance to edit so far) anyway. Don’t worry. These were all pre-puking-on-the-trolley.

One of E giving Ben a kiss by the river.

And a couple from the playground at Forsyth Park.

I’m pretty bummed I didn’t get to play with the camera more while I was there. I had my camera last year when we visited, but I was still shooting on auto at that point. Instead, I spent the whole weekend either at my conference or cuddling a sick kid. It sounds like this conference may be there again next year so all is not lost.

London in Pictures

And here we are. The LAST round of pictures from Europe. We’ve traveled from Athens to Rome to Florence to Venice to Vienna to Prague to Munich to Paris.  And now we’ve arrived in England. London was our base but we made it to Windsor, Stonehenge, Bath, and finally Oxford. And that’s where my adventure came to an end while Ben stayed to hang out with the smart kids.

Me and Maria

We met up with Maria from A Bookworm’s Life and she gave us a lovely walking tour of London.

Me and Ben

Ben and me

London Eye

London Eye

Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge



Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle



Roman Baths

Roman Baths in Bath


Christ Church at Oxford

Click here for the rest of England (and here for the rest of the Paris pictures which I failed to link to earlier).

Hope you’ve enjoyed all of the pictures.

Paris in Pictures

We’re almost done. But don’t be sad. My favorite city is up today: Paris! It was HOT in Paris. Really hot. Like 104 degrees (40 celsius). We’re from Florida so normally we can deal with heat. But Florida has air-conditioning. Paris does not. Paris also has a really crowded metro with no ventilation. But we spent a lot of time in museums with the amazing Paris Museum Pass so that helped.

Despite the heat, I loved our stay in Paris. I loved everything about the city. I would move there in a heartbeat if I could. Sadly, my extensive knowledge of ballet terms (my only French) was not very helpful.


The Louvre (we had to leave quickly – I couldn’t take the crowds or the vastness. I preferred Musée de l’Orangerie and the Musée d’Orsay)

Arc de Triomphe

Arc de Triomphe



Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower (Do you know how HUGE this is? I didn’t. It is BIG.)


Sacré-Coeur (+ we had a wonderful view of this from our room)

Eiffel Tower at Night

Sparkly Eiffel Tower at Night

Notre Dame

Notre Dame


Versailles (I was a bit disappointed honestly – too many palaces by this point I think.)

If you missed it: Athens, Rome, Florence, Venice, Vienna, Prague, and Munich.

The next post will be London. Hope you are still enjoying these.

Munich in Pictures

I have not forgotten about the pictures. I just didn’t remember for a couple weeks. I’ve showed you Athens, Rome, Florence, Venice, Vienna, and Prague. Onto Munich!

After taking the slowest train ever from Prague to Munich and getting in around midnight, we promptly woke up the next day and got on a two hour train to visit Neuschwantstein. Kind of crazy. And turns out Germany can be very cold in June, especially when your jacket stayed behind in Prague. But totally worth it.


Neuschwanstein Castle (just like Cinderella)

Bavarian Alps

The castle is located in the foothills of the Bavarian Alps.


So we did a little hiking while we waited for our tour to begin.

Mountain Goat

And we saw a mountain goat.


The following day we did a free walking tour of Munich which was probably the most educational tour of the entire trip. We learned A LOT but took very few pictures. This is the Glockenspiel.

Beer Steins

These are the beer steins at the Hofbrauhaus. We didn’t eat or drink there (because the tour guide told us it is basically a tourist trap) but we did walk through.


And later that night we ran into our old friend, Jer, from Michigan who just happened to be in Munich. And thank goodness since he helped cut up the WHOLE FISH that I was served (after watching this normally-a-vegetarian look upon it in horror).

If I don’t forget, Paris is coming up next. Check out the rest of the Germany pictures here.

Prague in Pictures

Ready for more photos? After Vienna, we went to Prague. It was probably our sketchiest hostel and we couldn’t grasp the language to save our lives and the money was really confusing but we still had a great time. It was the closest we got to Eastern Europe on this trip and might have been the most pleasant weather we experienced (other than London oddly). Also, they have really cheap beer.

In Prague

Prague Castle

Changing of the Guard


Strahov Library (Map Room)

Wandering the Garden

See more here. Munich is coming soon.

Previous cities: Athens, Rome, Florence, Venice, Vienna

Vienna in Pictures

I haven’t felt like writing reviews much this week so let’s keep going with the picture posts. If you missed them, I’ve done Athens, Rome, Florence, and Venice. Which brings us to Vienna. We had a very short time here but we adored it. If my German weren’t so horrendous, I’d want to live there. Who knew Austria was so amazing?

The awesome overnight train (and complimentary wine)

Mozart Monument

Me and Ben at Schonbrunn Palace (before I lost/someone stole my lovely jacket)

Schonbrunn Palace

Coffee and Sachertorte

The Rathaus

The Opera House

You can see the rest of the pictures here. Prague is up next.