Wednesday, May 10, 2006

In My Head, I'm Already Gone

Lately, I haven't been myself. Not only have I been physically ill, but I've also had my feelings hurt a few times, am all-around pressed in my schedule and have been distracted in general. Hence, I'm found wanting for anything decent to post about this week.

It's times like these my little pea brain takes a mental vacation - usually into my own personal travel memories. Today is such a day.

In case you need ideas for your next big getaway, here are some suggestions of a few places I've been fortunate enough to experience. All are recipients of Clew's 5-Star Heaven on Earth Award. If you go, send me a postcard.



ARCHES NATIONAL PARK - Utah

You'll be hard pressed to find a more bizarrely breathtaking landscape. Surreal and saturating.




GLACIER NATIONAL PARK - Montana

Landscape so beautiful it will bring you to your knees. Absolutely stunning.





ST. LUCIA

The Polynesia of the Carribbean. Delicious.





ST. THOMAS, USVI

Yes, the colors really are this vibrant. Practically life sustaining.






VALLEY OF FIRE - Nevada

Blindingly beautiful red rocks on deep azure desert sky. Soul quenching.






YELLOWSTONE - Wyoming

So well known it's practically a cliche. But after three days there I could have stayed another month and not had enough.



Thank You God for this beautiful world I get to live in! Just knowing these places remain comforts me, as if reassuring me that I can and will one day return. At each I left a little piece of me, and my heart searches for these missing fragments as I revisit once more.

Having a great time - wish you were here!

15 comments:

naive-no-more said...

Clew, half of these look like pictures right out of your scrapbook. Sadly, I haven't been to a one of them. I'll have to live vicariously through you.

Itchy said...

Ahhh....more places to add to my list of places I must visit someday.

It's Just Me said...

I've done a bit of traveling, but I haven't been to a single spot on your list either. You've definitely made a great pitch for each of those places though. How beautiful!

I'm sorry you haven't been feeling well. I hope things get better very soon.

Hugs,
Sue

Sojourner said...

Okay, girl, just set up the tour. I'm in! :o)

Great pics. I always wanted to go to St. Thomas. *sigh* *sigh*

Ocean said...

Hope your feeling better soon. Just remember tomorrow is a new day. Time heals...move on, don't let it get you down.
Yellowstone was the only one I have come close to seeing. While on vacation in New Mexico. btw the October Hot Air Ballon festival in Albuqurie is something to see if your out that way. All those places look great, love the pictures.

bigwhitehat said...

Are you seeing Jamaica in the moonlight?

martie said...

Clew, did you take all these pics yourself? They are breathtaking....I especially like Glacier National Park (the rainbow is beautiful)

The Editor said...

All of those places are awesome! I see you've been doing some more blog hacking too. :) As pathetic as this may sound, I used to let the bird sit on my shoulder while he and I surfed the Internet pretending to go on a vacation. You know, I would tell him about our destination and show him the images on the monitor and he would talk back. I know, I'm a little strange. :)

Anyway, it was good to get away today and all I had to do was visit your blog.

Kodijack said...

I would like to use your line "I left a piece of myself there" in a disgusting, perverted, adult themed way but this is your blog and I respect that. But just to let you know I considered it.

Ever since I met Kristi I have traveled more. Not a lot more, and not very far, but more. I have kind of enjoyed it. It scares me a little, and that is a good thing.

Ame said...

Sorry you've had your feelings hurt - and sick and swamped at the same time - ugh. It's nice to have places to visit in your mind when in times like this, isn't it?!!

Nelly said...

What beautiful pictures! I looked at them as I hear the strong gusts of wind slamming the rain against my window. I wish I was at any one of these places right now.

Ruth Dynamite said...

Beauteous photos. Hope they jolt you out of your flu and funk.

I finally "got" clewsblues (duh). Are you blue because Steve is gone? Loved him. New guy? Not so much. But how 'bout that Anthony Wiggle, eh?

Saur♥Kraut said...

I love the saints (Lucia and Thomas). In fact, an old college chum of mine has a ferry svc. based in St. Thomas. But then, I'm prejudiced and highly partial to the tropics.

chesneygirl said...

I have never been to a single one of these places.
But the two "saints" look the most appealing to me!! :)

Little Miss Chatterbox said...

Wow!!! Those all look like gorgeous places to visit. Great pics!! The only one I've been to is Yellowstone.