Monday, October 15, 2018

I only saw this Dam on Movie before, and now finally see it with my own eyes. It was such a hardwork to build this dam. It was beautiful, we got the chance to go down so deep under where the big machines at. It was scary but its nice to see it.

Hoover Dam is a concrete arch-gravity dam in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River, on the border between the U.S. states of Nevada and Arizona. It was constructed between 1931 and 1936 during the Great Depression and was dedicated on September 30, 1935, by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. (Wiki)

Hoover Dam

Hoover Dam

Hoover Dam




Hoover Dam





I am glad that i finally saw this Dam. :) More travels to come :)

Monday, October 8, 2018

Grand Canyon is one of many places i want to see. Its on my travel bucket list. Last week we finally made it to Grand Canyon. As soon as i saw it, I was speechless, I cant contain my happiness, i was teary eyed, I got chills, its so beautiful just so WOW. I am so blessed to see this beautiful creation. It was really beautiful, how i wished camera can capture what eyes can see. 

We traveled from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon, it was fours hours drive. It was all day travel but we only spent two hours in the south rim. Promise two hours is not enough to explore the place. We're on a group travel so we cant stay so long. If only just us, like driving our own car, then we probably stayed more hours and wait for the sunset. We still wanna go back there someday like driving our own car so we can stay as much as we can. 

From mother point we went to Hermits Rest, and there there are many stops. We want to go explore in every stops but we dont have time, instead we skip those stops and went directly for the last stop. The shuttle arrived in the stops every 15 minutes and every stops there are a lot of people waiting, no guarantee that you can hop on on every shuttle. 

Overall it was a memorable experience, i will never forget the day i first saw this Grand Canyon.

Grand Canyon, South Rim

Grand Canyon, South Rim

Grand Canyon, South Rim

Grand Canyon, South Rim

Grand Canyon, South Rim

The Grand Canyon (HopiOngtupqa;YavapaiWi:kaʼi:laNavajoTsékooh HatsohSpanishGran Cañón) is a steep-sided canyon carved by the Colorado River in ArizonaUnited States. The Grand Canyon is 277 miles (446 km) long, up to 18 miles (29 km) wide and attains a depth of over a mile (6,093 feet or 1,857 meters).
The canyon and adjacent rim are contained within Grand Canyon National Park, the Kaibab National ForestGrand Canyon-Parashant National Monument, the Hualapai Indian Reservation, the Havasupai Indian Reservation and the Navajo Nation. President Theodore Roosevelt was a major proponent of preservation of the Grand Canyon area, and visited it on numerous occasions to hunt and enjoy the scenery.
Nearly two billion years of Earth's geological history have been exposed as the Colorado River and its tributaries cut their channels through layer after layer of rock while the Colorado Plateau was uplifted. While some aspects about the history of incision of the canyon are debated by geologists,  several recent studies support the hypothesis that the Colorado River established its course through the area about 5 to 6 million years ago. Since that time, the Colorado River has driven the down-cutting of the tributaries and retreat of the cliffs, simultaneously deepening and widening the canyon.
For thousands of years, the area has been continuously inhabited by Native Americans, who built settlements within the canyon and its many caves. The Pueblo people considered the Grand Canyon a holy site, and made pilgrimages to it. The first European known to have viewed the Grand Canyon was García López de Cárdenas from Spain, who arrived in 1540. (Source)
Grand Canyon, South Rim

Grand Canyon, South Rim

Grand Canyon, South Rim

Grand Canyon, South Rim

Grand Canyon, South Rim

Before we went to the park, we watch the 3D documentation in National Geographic Visitor Center about the grand canyon. I can say its a must when you visit there, to see the hidden things about grand canyon. The place you cant see above the hills. There are a lot of things going on below that formation.

On our way back, we saw a lot of reindeer! :) My first time to see a reindeer :)


Thank you to my husband for making this trip possible. He organized all, everything. 

We went to hoover dam as well, so Hoover dam will be my next post! :)

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Last week, we went to Oregon :) :) Yay another State Visit, another checked in our Bucket list. We do camping there. The photos below are just few of many beautiful sights in there. On the last day of our stay in Bates State Park, we went for a hike we followed the trail and OMG its beautiful. 

The Park is so quiet, away from the city surrounded by trees. Ahh thats what i needed the green surroundings. I was such a beautiful weekend indeed. We enjoyed it a lot. We will do it again, camping, fishing and make friends :)

Bates State Park - Oregon

Bates State Park


Bates State Park


I have a lot of photos in my phone now. To be posted here in  few days :)

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Just last week, we went camping in CJ Strike Reservoir. We went there Friday noon and go back home Sunday morning. Man it was fun, it was my first time camping ever, like, slept in a tent, make our own camp fire, do s'mores, grill, cook etc. It was really relaxing together with friends. There a lot of things to do in that area.

CJ Strike Dam and Reservoir support many recreational opportunities. If you are looking for camping at CJ Strike Reservoir, there are five campgrounds, the Bruneau Dunes State Park and various Sportsman Access sites. Activities include fishing, boating, camping, swimming, water skiing, horseback riding, hiking and wildlife viewing. Nestled in the Snake River Valley with a view of the Owyhee Mountains, the area is covered with sagebrush and tumbleweeds but holds a unique beauty that has made many an Idahoan a fan. North Park, Scout Park, Locust Park and Cottonwood Park are Idaho Power Company facilities and are not reservable. Source

Ohh well we want to rent a boat but sad to say boats were fully booked, the only available is the canoe/kayak. We rent the pedal canoe for 5USD an hour. It was so fun, i enjoyed it a lot. Went into the middle of the lake. It was really tiring but fun. Hahaha

During night we gathered in front of the camp fire and just talk and talk or play cards. It was so relaxing. I cant wait to do another camping again.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Tintagel Castle (Cornish: Dintagel, meaning "fort of the constriction") is a medieval fortification located on the peninsula of Tintagel Island adjacent to the village of Tintagel, North Cornwall in the United Kingdom. The site was possibly occupied in the Romano-British period, as an array of artefacts dating to this period have been found on the peninsula, but as yet no Roman era structure has been proven to have existed there. It was settled during the early medieval period, when it was probably one of the seasonal residences of the regional king of Dumnonia. A castle was built on the site by Richard, 1st Earl of Cornwall in the 13th century, during the later medieval period. It later fell into disrepair and ruin.
Archaeological investigation into the site began in the 19th century as it became a tourist attraction, with visitors coming to see the ruins of Richard's castle. In the 1930s, excavations revealed significant traces of a much earlier high status settlement, which had trading links with the Mediterranean during the Late Roman period.
The castle has a long association with legends related to King Arthur. This began in the 12th century when Geoffrey of Monmouth described Tintagel as the place of Arthur's conception in his fictionalized account of British history, the Historia Regum Britanniae. Geoffrey told the story that Arthur's father, King Uther Pendragon, was disguised by Merlin's sorcery to look like Gorlois, Duke of Cornwall, the husband of Igraine, Arthur's mother.
Tintagel Castle has been a tourist destination since the mid-19th century. Owned by Charles, Prince of Wales as part of the landholdings of the Duchy of Cornwall, the site is managed by English Heritage. (Wikipedia)
This was such a long due post. Been to Cornwall last January 2018. I know I know i have a lot of blog post to catch up. Many things has been happen. My laptop was broken and after that it was stolen. All my photos from my DSLR Camera was gone. Good thing i had on my phone and backed up to google photos. Tintagel Castle is beautiful. It was on the top of the hill. It is a ruins already but still looks beautiful. Below are the photos.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

This was just a quick trip, we went for a photo only haha we only stay for like 10 mins. We only plan to had a roadtrip and saw this dam. Its so beautiful. We are going back there for a camping this week. 

Roadtrip here in Idaho is great because there are a lot of beautiful places. We saw a small canyons and its beautiful. Straight roads, canyons and ohh we saw a deer. I was stoked and did not take picture lol. Below are the photos of this trip.

C.J Strike Reservoir

C.J Strike Reservoir






Visit C.J Strike Reservoir for more info!

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Welcome to the Grand Canyon of Southwest Idaho! This canyon was shaped by an astounding combination of volcanism, glacial melt and regional drainage patterns. The Bruneau Overlook is the only readily accessible spot to view this spectacular canyon carved through basalt and rhyolite by the Bruneau River. The opposite rim is 1,300 feet away and the distance from rim to riverbed is 800 feet. From this spot near the northern end of the 60-mile canyon, view the wild and scenic Bruneau River tumbling out of the Bruneau-Jarbidge Rivers Wilderness.

Last saturday we went to a Quick Roadtrip to CJ Strike Reservoir. On our way home we saw a sign saying to Bruneau Canyon Overlook (18 miles). We decided to turn back and and follow the sign hahaha. We tried google map but there was no service. Its hard to get service in that area (AT&T). We drove to a rough road with sunflowers each side of the road. It was beautiful and finally we got service in the higher grounds and used a map to that canyon. 

We are so happy that we went see this Canyon, its so beautiful. Its like a hidden treasure of Idaho. Grand Canyon is on my bucket list so i was so happy to see this. Its like the Grand Canyon. OMG it took my breath away.



















 


   

I will be forever grateful and thankful to our God for letting me see this kind of natural landscape formation.