Thursday, January 14, 2010

Florida Keys

So....the second part of my Christmas break was a little different than my snow days in Pennsylvania.
We were very lucky to get this campsite on the beach at Long Key State Park. This place books up months in advance, but we pulled in to the state park just to check for a cancellation. Sure enough someone had cancelled minutes before we drove up. Our tent was literally 20ft from the water!
By the way I didn't cheat and have someone take this photo for us.. I used my lovely tripod, external flash, and my 10 second timer...

The reason someone cancelled their reservation for the campsite was because of the unusually cold weather for the keys. But for us, compared to Virginia weather, this was perfect.
We left the rain fly off of our tent so that we could see the stars through the tent. In the morning we opened up the front door to see the morning light on the ocean water. What a spot! This picture here was our amazing view.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Snowed in at Grandma's house

So...It turns out that being snowed in at Grandma's house isn't so bad after all, especially when Grandma's house is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
When I took this photo the snow was still coming down, so Chris was holding an umbrella over me as I tried out all different angles.

My favorite part about snowstorms is how quiet they are. The snow was coming down so hard and yet is was the quietest day of the year in Gettysburg.

At this point I was walking down the middle of a street that is usually busy and loud with tourists trying to see every monument and read every sign. Instead I was walking through a ghost town....All I could hear was the snow falling on my umbrella and the snap of my shutter button.