Adventureland

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After work on Friday, I spent the late afternoon at the local amusement park called Adventureland. It was a lot bigger than I remember it being as a kid!

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Usually when I edit photos I end up desaturating them, but I wanted to try something different this time around: increased saturation.

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frisbee

adventureland

The dinky kids lady bug roller coaster was my favorite.

Do you usually edit photos in the same style, or change it up often? Have you been to any amusement parks yet this summer?

Florida Barn Wedding


Wanted to pop in and share some photos I took at my cousin’s sweet barn wedding! When we arrived at the ranch we were taken on a tractor ride to one area of the large fields where the ceremony would take place.

It was downpouring all day, which just so happened to stop an hour or so before. The chairs were set up next to this gorgeous large tree–It reminded me of a weeping willow but the actual name escapes me!

I drank many spiked blueberry lemonades in mason jars, had too much fun watching everyone in the photo booth, played bean bag toss (poorly) and had a great time with my family.

Winter Wonderland

This New York winter has been kicking my butt. I feel like we had it coming though because last year was such a pathetic winter season– Walking around in just sweatshirts and sneakers & I think it snowed a max of two times. I’m sure everyone on the east coast & other chilly places are feeling the frustration of not seeing grass for weeks and getting stuck indoors when you have plans. Snow after snow after snow. A couple mornings ago, I took my complaining about the weather and pushed it aside because it was way too pretty outside not to appreciate it.

How To Beat The Winter Blues:
. oatmeal
. get up early so you have more minutes of sunshine
. one word- scarves.
. make some fingerless gloves
. treat yourself & relax (I definitely watch around 150% more T.V. in the winter!)

Geocaching Adventure + Landscapes

On one of the last warm days of fall in New York, Matt and I went on a little geocaching adventure. This was the first time i’ve been in about 2 years! During one summer my friend Dani and I would spend whole days just going around local areas with a hiking GPS seeing how many caches we could find before it got dark out. If you have no idea what i’m talking about, check out Geocaching.com!

We headed to a nearby park/beach that had 3 caches within walking distance. Now that I have a decent smartphone the geocaching app speeds up the process! Big fan of this mural.

Getting warmer?

We found a tiny one under this bridge

…And another one along the bushes of a baseball field. I hope to make it out ‘treasure hunting’ one more time before it gets too too cold out :) Geocaching is my favorite way to enjoy the outdoors & explore areas you frequently pass by, but wouldn’t otherwise spend time in because you haven’t had a reason to. There’s always going to be something nearby to find.

Coney Island at Night + Gotham Roller Derby

coney island carousel

Last Saturday New York City’s Gotham Girls Roller Derby was having a triple header, so we headed out to Coney Island to watch & hang out with some of my league mates/friends. The main event was Brooklyn vs. Bronx, but first up was the Gotham Juniors vs a junior league from Ohio (all 8-17 years old!) We left before the third bout, but they were both nothing short of inspiring.

[ setting sun during the game + some swag for my car I picked up at a cute shop on the boardwalk ]

original nathans

A couple posts ago featured a little list of things I wanted to during the summer in the city, and visit Coney Island for the first time was one of them. The first must-do was to get some french fries from Nathan’s, of course. In between games the boy and I got some greasy goodness and I tried hard not to look a the calories posted on the menu.

the swings

I was excited to take some photos of the day, but it slipped my mind that it would be dark out by the time we got out of the arena. Whoops! Next time i’ll be sure not to wait until it gets totally dark out :)

coney arcade

coney boardwalk

I think it actually worked out for the better that I couldn’t take any photos during the day because then I would have missed out on all of the amazing lights!

Have you taken any photos at night lately? I’d love to see them!