Today my friend Eric and I took a roadtrip down to Elmers Bottle Tree Ranch!
It was a 1.5 hour drive from home but definitely worth it.
This was a spot I'd heard of, about 4 months ago or so but never got a chance to
visit until now! Aparently people from all over the world know about Elmers magical creation,
and so he gets plenty of visitors from pretty much everywhere!
While we were there, there were two other couples exploring the artsy land!
I was among the others taking pictures of everything around me.
One thing i noticed after viewing these photographs(which I hadn't noticed while there)
you can play ISPY while at the bottle tree ranch because there are SO MANY random items you will spot
throughout the area. SERIOUSLY. shotguns, typewriters, tricycles, surf boards, doll heads,
bath tubs, sinks, keys, rims, and much much more! Take a gander at my photographs and youll see!
I took a stroll down memory lane on our ride to Elmers, because we listened to CDS I hadnt played since high school days....It was ....interesting to see what my music taste was like back then hahaha!
Anyways Hope you guys take a visit if in the area, this is truly a cool spot
where you can definitely draw inspiration from all thats around you.
My piece of inspiration was the idea that
you dont have to be some hot shot to create something that the whole population will
admire and want to be a part of/want to see.
Elmer is just a typical average joe but with a powerful drive and high aspirations to create something that
made HIM happy. and made his home more of a home.
photo credit goes to MUA and shots where im phtographed, credit to my buddy Eric.
thank goodness, I hadn't had my photograph taken in ....well I cant remember
when was the last time I was photographed.....
This journal is sort of becoming my book of firsts!
These are a few shots from my first trip wakeboarding!!!
Im lucky to have friends who invite me places and enable me to try new things along with them.
I got to wakeboard for the very first time and I was HORRIBLE AT IT!!!
well hey hey now, I wasnt horrible HORRIBLE, I just couldnt get up,
my puny weak little chicken legs felt so weak hahaha!!! I couldnt conjure up any strength to stand on my board!!!! I gave it about 6 tries and then My arms just gave out, I took a rest but then couldnt continue where I left off hahah!! Im hoping to go wakeboarding again this month so
I will definitely give it another shot.
Its cool trying new things, Its okay to not be good at all those things. I meet people who want to be
excellent at many if not ALL things, and thats great, but Im content knowing I tried, and I had fun trying.
And but if i love it that much , most defnitely I try and try until I get it right.
But basically for me its not about winning, its not about being the best, or even being excellent at something.
Its really about the attempt, the passion behind it, and how much fun you have while doing it.
I was made for plans much bigger than my mind can fully comprehend.
I was made to move mountains. These feet were made to travel.
My eyes are reflectors projecting earthly sights like those of kaleidoscopes.
This light inside me, although sometimes flickering, never goes dark
and is yet another facet of my purpose driven life.
Sometimes life is like an ocean and we're swimming in shark infested waters.
It's hills and crevasses,and hikes full of thorny bushes while you're wearing 100% cotton, high top socks.
But we keep on swimming. We persevere and we overcome.
We climb over the cracks, to the highest tree in hopes to see the world.
We sweat and struggle, feel flustered but press on forward to pick up the pieces,
and continue right from where we left off.
I can go on forever and ever and write unending stories and lines and inspirational quotes but the truth
of the matter is, life can be poopy sometimes. And as quick as I can recognize it as poopy, is as quick as I
recognize it as BEAUTIFUL and worthy of all the muck and the mire.
Just like life can be full of muck and mire we learn to jump right into it and make a splash of it all.
(Can you tell im a fan of cold war kids?)
These photos were taken at the Crystal Cave in Sequoia National Park...
It was my first time going to this cave and I absolutely loved it!!!!
I cant believe all the beautiful things that are out there and so much that our eyes cant even understand.
I always envisioned myself as a traveler. Wanting to see alot of the world. Wanting to see what God has out there just waiting for me. All the places and people I must come across.
Its all so exciting to me. I can give you some advice if you're ever feeling blue,
Think of the most beautiful scene out of a fairy tale, and realize that its out there.
Waiting for you to stumble upon it.
Think of the girl/guy of your dreams, the one who will appreciate you 24/7, love you unconditionally
and realize she/he is out there. waiting to be loved by you. Waiting to love you.
and know that you're not alone. You've never been alone, you never will be alone.
Unless you allow it.