There's a world out there that we should see.

LIVE. LIFE. OUT. LOUD.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Hiking at RED ROCK

August 26, 2013


I've been wanting to go to Red Rock since I've moved to Vegas since so many people say how awesome it is. My coworker has gone there several times so we decided to go Monday morning at 8am.

The destination.


She brought her dog, Benjamin.


He kept trying to lick me.


Then he was so excited during the car ride that he kept trying to go on the floor and back up, but he got stuck.





Once we climbed up here, the choices were to climb back down (the way we just came) . . .


OR keep going and go down the other side and around and do a loop which is the decision we made.






We were climbing and I saw a lizard and FREAKED OUT yelling, "OH! There's a lizard! Cover all areas. Please Jesus, I love exploring your nature and what you made but not all of it."



Benjamin was so excited and the best hiker

video





I was hesitant to go further as I saw swamps of water because I was afraid an alligator would pop out.



Somehow we missed the loop once we climbed over all of the rocks so we took a longer route and Sara  says, "Something didn't went the right way." I look at her and repeat, "Didn't went the right way? How about we probably didn't went the right way." We had a laugh.


Random car in the middle of the desert.



I took a tumble. A little ways prior to this picture, I stepped on what I thought was a large "stable" rock but it was, in fact, unstable and my feet went to the left of the rock which then made the rock go to the left so my feet flew out from underneath me and I landed on my right palm and knee. What's funny is that my left knee has a few scratches on it from the hike and that looks worse than the knee I landed on when I fell.


GORGEOUS



A cat!





The scratches from the bushes/trees. 


When I got home, I discovered that I did not have band aids SO I had to make do with what I had which was gauze and tape. 


I can't wait to go on more hikes. This hike lasted 3 hours and it was such a beautiful day to go. It was overcast and began to drizzle about 30 minutes before we got back to the parking lot. It was the perfect day to go.



Live. Life. Out. Loud.


Sunday, August 11, 2013

TINTED WINDOWS

You know your windows are too dark when . . . you have to keep your windows down when driving through parking structures in order to see people walking.

You know your windows are too dark when . . . you have to keep your windows down when turning onto streets because you can't see if people are walking across the street or not.

Would I take my tint off?  NEVER.

Simply, drive with caution :)

Meet Aphrodite


Live. Life. Out. Loud.

Friday, August 9, 2013

SELF CONTROL . . .

. . . it feels amazing when you have it.


The feelingfrom withholding from whatever you're choosing to have self control from, is SO MUCH MORE fulfilling than giving in to whatever it is you're struggling with.


Remember that and reflect before giving in.

REAL TALK.

Live. Life. Out. Loud.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

THINK T W I C E

Do you ever have those moments where you knew you shouldn't do something (for whatever reason you may have) but you choose to ignore that nagging feeling and do it anyway? THEN, after the fact, when dealing with the consequences, you're thinking "I just KNEW that I shouldn't have done it. Well, that's what I get."
( Scenario 1 )


And vice versa.


Or those moments when you think you should have done something but you decide not to and then you're all, "I KNEW I should have done it!" 
( Scenario 2 )

I've decided (from experience) that the initial feeling you get whether it's to do something or not, it's normally the right choice. Not that we know what the "right choice" is buuuut it's typically the choice that'll settle with yourself best. Especially in all of the after math. AND the first scenario is the one that you end up being sorry for where as the second scenario, you simply wished you would have done it.

I honestly don't know if I would rather do something but later possibly regret it ( I don't believe it when people say they have no regrets. It's okay to have regrets, simply don't dwell on them. It's not healthy ) Or if I'd beat myself up for not having done something. I think I'd rather not have done something and wished I did it than done something and possibly regret it. 
It really depends on the situation.



Live. Life. Out. Loud.


Tuesday, August 6, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - DAY 3

July 30, 2013


Since I didn't get to sleep in on Monday morning, I definitely wanted to sleep in on the day I was flying back to Vegas. I most certainly was one of those annoying guests that did not call down for a late check out and got a phone call in the room at 12:30pm telling me check out was at 11am. I was out of the room by 1pm, haha. 

This is the way I drink anything with a straw.


Feeling scandalous on the bus with my wine cup.



I LOVE Otters! Look who was outside!


Where I had lunch, fun name.


 HOT SAUCE!


I am totally one of those people that orders a meal and appetizer and THINKS I can eat all of it. I ate one piece of my fish, barely touched my fries and like five pieces of calamari. I took a to go box though because I love leftovers and figured I'd eat it later.


The beginning of riding to the Golden Gate Bridge and then over it.


It was so cold that my ears were starting to hurt. I had to put my hood up.


Riding a bike and taking a "selfie" is by far one of the most dangerous things to do. That is, aside from sneezing and driving. Now, that's the most dangerous.


This reminded me of Las Vegas because when you're walking on the strip, all of the hotels seem close by but as you keep walking, you realize everything is SO far away. The bridge didn't look that far away but it sure was.


Almost there . . .


Again . . . almost there



MADE IT!

Boom. Shake.




 Another "selfie" all up on the Golden Gate Bridge!




This was a small town called "Sausalito" and it's the first ferry stop once you're over the bridge. Very cute town but so very touristy. Definitely not a place to live.


The ferry line, to take back, was ridiculously long so I took a bus back but in the mean time, ate my leftovers! I was SO hungry from all of the biking.



I sure did buy this shirt . . . AIN'T NOBODY GOT TIME FO DAT!


Liked how the trees looked.


We have a "Trader Joe's" by our house in Vegas but I've never been before. (Grocery shopping is just as fun as going to the DMV for me) My roommate once asked me if I've been there before and I said, "Is that a fishing store" because it just sounds like it to me. We had a laugh so now we always refer to Trader Joe's as the fishing store. I went into this one to see what it was all about. I wasn't missing out.



Waiting FOREVER just to ride a cable car and have the experience.





I make this face for basically everything but it fit well whilst I was riding the cable car.
Though I will still refer to it as a trolley.



It's fun dangling off of the cable car the entire ride.



I had to stop in Forever 21.


My flight was at 9:30pm on Tuesday and I got an alert around 1pm (via text) that my flight got pushed to 10:30pm then it got delayed to 11pm and then 11:30pm! So I had quite some time until my flight and saw/did a lot. 
I got to the airport by 10:30pm and got nervous that I missed my flight because I tried checking in on my phone again and it said it was closed. BUT I didn't miss it and the flight only had 17 people on it so it was fast and comfy.

I took this picture because I set my luggage down and noticed Louis's (my otter) hand sticking out of my backpack. It's the little kid in me. 


All in all, San Francisco was nice but it's not "all that" how people make it sound. I prefer Seattle or NYC over San Francisco. I would go back to go on the Alcatraz tour and maybe when the weather is a little warmer but if I don't, I won't care. It's nice to know that a flight to California is an hour or less. I'll be doing that over driving.