Most of the old photos I like to post on here are of when I was a child. This month I decided to do something different...college. Though it doesn't feel like it was that long ago, this photo is over ten years old! All I really remember is that there were some outdoor activities set up near the end of the school year and I took part in some of them with a few friends.
The big trip of my summer, which I have been planning for a couple of years, was to Brazil for World Cup 2014. I was scheduled to be there for 11 days, spanning two weeks, with tickets to two games. The trip unfortunately started on a sour note, with my first flight to Miami being rerouted to Fort Myers. Because of that, I missed my flight to Brazil and was stuck in Miami for three days.
It turned out to be alright, considering. I met some good people and spent most of my time relaxing on the beach or by the pool. During one of the days by the pool, this guy below came walking through the pool area. He definitely had no problem posing for pictures.
I finally made it to Salvador, Brazil and met up with my friends. The first thing I did was go straight from the airport to a game, Germany vs. Portugal. It was a great time and we had amazing seats. We were just a few rows back at midfield. I took a bunch of pictures there, but I'm not choosing either of those.
The first week in Brazil can be summed up with a couple of words...soccer, beach, fun. I believe the below photo captures that. We had a small soccer ball that we brought to the beach, and some Brazilians asked if they could use it. I watched as Brazilians of various ages (and Ken) played for a while on the beach. It was the type of thing I hoped to experience while in Brazil.
The second part of the trip saw us leaving the beach and heading west to a national park...Chapada Diamantina. The park was beautiful, with incredible sights like waterfalls, caverns, canyons, pools and natural water slides. We actually experienced most of that in one day. The climax of that day brought us to the top of a canyon just before sunset. We had a decent hike to the top followed by breathtaking views.
It was a great trip with many twists and turns. I would have liked to spend more time in Brazil, but I was also happy to get home. On to the next adventures!
I'd like to think that if I caught up with these, I'd start posting them once a week again. Of course by the time I catch up I'll already be done. Oh well. Here is the next installment of my weekly photo project. These photos range from April ino the beginning of June, just before my big trip to World Cup. Those will show up in the next post.
The first photo is from a nice evening movie night at the Esquire in Denver. I think this was the first time I've been to the Esquire, though I keep wanting to. I went to see The Grand Budapest Hotel.
The following weekend, Tiff and I went for a hike up to Hanging Lake in Colorado. I took a bunch of pictures on the hike, including the lake and waterfall. For some reason though, I really liked how this tree looked laying down in the lake.
The following week I was off to Connecticut. I happened to be on my way to Brazil, but took a detour to CT for my brother's surprise stag party. I also got to see Jon's new house, not pictured on the left :). This is a shed in his backyard, which of course looks like a miniature house. It was amusing to me.
After spending most of the week in Brazil for work, I then went to Atlanta before heading back to Denver. I did many things there, but the main attraction was the three-day music festival Shaky Knees. The below shot was when I first walked in on the first day.
Later on that weekend (Sunday, which is the next week) we took in an Atlanta Braves game.
Memorial Day weekend came, with my first camping trip of the year. I went with some friends out to Crested Butte, and everyone brought their dogs. They all had a great time together.
Yes, this is two photos in a row featuring Otis. I am just too happy about this impromptu weekend morning photo of Otis and his mommy sitting on the front steps.
The final photo doesn't really seem too spectacular. Anyone can take a photo from a plane while being among the clouds. The thing is, I didn't take this photo from a plane. I happen to be up on Mount Evans, home of the highest paved road in North America. While driving to the top, we crossed through the clouds into a higher plane. It made for some spectacular photos, but again I like how this one looks like I'm in the sky but really standing on the ground.
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