Thirdeyemom

The perfect escape

“Our aspirations are out possibilities” – Samuel Johnson

When I’m feeling stressed or disconnected with life, there is one escape that has always brought me home. Travel. Traveling has been one of the most important aspects of my life besides parenthood and marriage. It has inspired me, challenged me and brought me to understand not only myself better but this amazing world we live in.

If I can’t travel, then the next best escape for me is nature. I adore to be outdoors, running, walking, hiking, skiing, biking, or just marveling at what a beautiful place this earth is.

Here are some of my favorite photos that bring back memories of where I escape and why I love it so.

My home state: Minnesota

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And the mountains, lakes, oceans and sunsets of the places I’ve been…

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This post was written in response to the Weekly Photo Challenge: Escape. To see more entries, click here.

I’m off Sunday on my next adventure: India! Stay tuned…

57 comments

    • Thanks! πŸ™‚ I’m sure I’ll need some calming nature when I get back. I’m about to step out into the throng of Humanity and it is going to blow my mind away! πŸ™‚

    • Thank you. Yes indeed. The first set of images are from right outside my doorstep. Alhough I live in a ciy we still have nature which brings me peace.

    • Thanks Madhu! We are here (day 2) and today we are meeting with three Mom Bloggers from Delhi. They are going to bring us around to some of the projects they are working with here. I can hardly wait. It is VERY hot though especially for a Minnesotan! I have only once been anywhere this hot before. Wow! πŸ™‚

      • Worst time to be in Delhi!!! Drink lots of water and cover yourself properly. Even locals suffer heat strokes in summer.

      • Oh may, I have never ever experienced such heat in my life! It topped almost 50! It was sweltering hot, but what an experience. I especially loved the food and the Indian people were delightful too. More soon!

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    • Thanks! Some of them are slightly edited. I use Lightroom which I love and sometimes I also use Snapseed as it makes a photo really dynamic. πŸ™‚

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  8. You make me wish I live in Minnesota. You are surrounded by places that gives refuge from all the stress of life and make one feel close to nature’s blessings. Beautiful! Have a wonderful weekend my friend.

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    • THanks! The shoe picture was taken in Vanoise National Park in France. I love this photo! The top ones are from MN. It is a beautiful place with over 10,000 lakes!

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  12. I love the mountains so I loved your pictures (and I love the beach and other outdoor spots, too.) Have a great trip to India. Our younger daughter went there some years ago and loved it.

    janet

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  20. What beautiful photos. I also love to travel and find solace in the beauty of nature. I went to India back in 1976 and although I had travelled widely through Morocco and in Asia, nothing quite prepared me for the abject poverty of Old Delhi. It was very confronting.

    • Wow, I can only imagine what it must have been like. When I talked to some Indians on the plane back to the US they told me they believed that India has changed for the worse and that the gap between rich and poor has become greater. I would be so curious to know what India was like in 1976! πŸ™‚ Nicole

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