Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Backpacking Europe '09 - Milan

We left Switzerland really late and got into Milan, Italy even later. Soon as we got to Milan we wanted to leave. Not what we expected at all. We walked around for a few hours at around 2 in the morning looking for this little hostel that I swear did not exist. People pointed us to hostels but they were all closed for the night. We tried to just leave Milan all together, unfortunately all the trains had stopped moving for the night so we were stuck. We eventually found some stray Americans who helped us find a hostel.

Here are a few shots from Milan. We got out of there quick..

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Backpacking Europe '09 - Switzerland!

Growing up as a missionary kid allowed me to make friends with people who ended up living in various parts of the world. We left Munich for Geneva, Switzerland with an address of an old friend of mine from my Zambia days. We arrived in Geneva really late and almost missed the last bus into the city, which we had to run to catch haha.. We met up and he showed us around Geneva the next morning which was really awesome. I hadn't seen him in 6 years! I thought running through a field of yellow flowers(shown below)in the countryside would be fun. It was, but Nathan and I had horrible runny noses and teary eyes after and a lot of pollen got in my LCD screen.. its still there now!!.. We headed out for Interlaken the morning after and met up with a friend of mine from my Kenya days! She showed us around Interlaken which was just incredible.

Here are some shots from Geneva and Interlaken Switzerland!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Backpacking Europe '09 - Munich

This is going back to the beginning. Welcome to Munich, Germany!. Long flight from LAX and ready. I needed to meet up with the others because we had all bought different flights into the city. Evidently my luck seemed to be following me around like a black cloud because the hotel inside the airport where we were supposed to meet did not exist. Hotel Theresienhof was only ten minutes away, but I wondered if we would all find each other since none of us had a way of communicating with each other. John had landed four hours before in Munich and Nathan had landed 4 hours before in Frankfurt which is about FOUR hours away hahah.. I rode the bus and on arrival out of the hotel popped John. We walked around town and got some photos. Later that night Nathan had SOMEHOW made it to our location and busted into our room. Miraculous.

Germany is a beautiful place to visit. I definitely recommend it if you are doing any traveling.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Backpacking Europe '09 - Girona - not Barcelona

A little background on this photo. Before we had gotten into Barcelona we had split up our group of three because one of our guys had bought the wrong plane tickets. We flew on an airline similar to Jet Blue called Ryan Air...and I thought I was going to die. Everyone cheered as we landed which seemed appropriate haha.. We slowly came to the realization that we were not in Barcelona. We were in Girona. We flew into the wrong city... The plane ticket said "GIR" with "BARCELONA" written underneath it...straight trickery. I assumed "GIR" was short for a different way of saying "Barcelona", kinda how Florence is Firenze in Italy. That's what you get for flying for $20 right? Anyways we spent the night in the city after the air stewardess helped us find a hostel where we could crash for the night. Here are some shots from the plane and the city!

Thursday, June 24, 2010


Going through some old photos I missed from my backpacking trip through Europe last summer!
Here is a shot from Barcelona!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Brad & Sarahs Wedding!

Some shots from Brad & Sarah's wedding out in Newport!

Congratulations Brad & Sarah!!!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Mike & Holly! - Engagement!

Here are some shots from the engagement session down at the beach! These two are a great couple and were a ton of fun to shoot!

Congratulations Mike and Holly!!!

Mike & Holly!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Few More!

Monday, June 7, 2010

More Ojai!

Friday, June 4, 2010


I had the chance to work with the Ojai Forest Home camp this week!
The kids were a ton of fun and the camp was great!

Bunnies were all over the place too!

More Clouds


Some color!

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