one of my most favorite things about living in the seatte area is that you do not really have to go all that far to get far away.
by that i mean from the city center, you can travel less than an hour in pretty much any direction to really get away from it all.
yesterday was one of those days – heading west from seattle, we ended up on bainbridge island to take in the sights and sounds of the island, as well as to take in an ansel adams exhibit that was showing at the bainbridge island historical museum.
two of my favorite things would be feasted on in this particular trip: photography and ferries. i love looking at people’s photographic work (as well as taking some of my own less-than-professional photographs) and i love riding ferries across the high seas otherwise known as puget sound.
i think the thing that really struck me is that you really don’t have to go all that far to get away from the daily routine. i think far too often for me, i’m left with this feeling of hopelessness about my situations, thinking that i have to be stuck in the ruts that i have grown so accustomed to, where in reality, all i have to do is do something out of the ordinary to make the day truly extraordinary.
my goal for the rest of the year is to go on an adventure at least once a week – someplace that i haven’t been before, or, if i have been there, to see it with a fresh set of eyes, from a different perspective.
there’s lots to see in this world if we’re only willing to really look, to look beyond that with which our eyes can see.