This is a good example of a photo that could be misleading. You might think I'm enjoying the warm breezes of a tropical paradise, when in reality, I am a short 4 hour drive south of the miserably freezing cold winter weather where I live. I took this photo this morning in front of the Casa Blanca resort in Mesquite, Nevada, just across the Utah-Nevada border and about an hour drive from Las Vegas. Although not sun tanning weather, at around 60 degrees F., it is definitely a pleasant break from winter. We have escaped for about a week and are enjoying every minute.
WE HAVE RETURNED FROM OUR GREAT ADVENTURE!
Jeff and I have recently returned from an 18 month missionary assignment for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and had the opportunity to live and travel in New Zealand and some of the other beautiful islands of the Pacific. We were immersed in it all...the beautiful scenery, the many different cultures, unique foods and customs, and we came home having experiences to remember forever and friendships that will last a lifetime. Even though we spent most of our time on missionary assignments, I found plenty of time for photography, and even though I shared many photos while we were gone, I still have many more to post of some of the most beautiful places on the other side of the world....not only New Zealand, but New Caledonia, Fiji, Tahiti, Moorea, Australia, Samoa. So, I'll continue to give you a glimpse of the places we saw and the people we met, interspersed with whatever I happen to be photographing currently.