|Lush Tropical Greens - Kauai|
My wonderful vacation to Hawaii is still with me. I haven't yet finished posting my trip reports, but luckily I have my handwritten journal to refer back to.
I've been using a trip journal for a long time now. It is something my Mom used to do when we went on camping trips when we were young. It may have been more to track the expenses that came with a camping vacation with six kids.
It was always fun to read back through the old 'camping log' and recall places we visited, where we got ice cream, and how much it cost!
I get the same enjoyment now reading through my trip journals, especially when planning a return trip to the same place. I will read my entry about a special meal at a nice restaurant or a beautiful scenic drive, and I am transported back.
This is one of the main reasons I had hoped to post each day of my trip, to include the highlights and the photos that accompanied them.
For me there are three parts of a wonderful travel experience.
The actual experience.
This trip was of the relaxing variety more than the touristy variety. And because of that I was able to really spend time painting. I've just framed a few pieces that I completed on Kauai, and I've got them for sale in my Etsy shop.
|Highland Light - Cape Cod|
|Bird of Paradise - Kauai|
But more than that, I've continued painting now that I am home. That's an improvement for me. I haven't let the neccessities of daily living give me an excuse for not working on art. And I am even contemplating setting up at an art/craft fair in the next few weeks. This will be a first for me. And hopefully not a last!
A little more Aloha and keep your light shining!