March 5, 2014

Sand Dunes – the unabridged version

This was my “makeup” roadtrip.  Big Dude and the boys went to Joshua Tree on an overnight camping trip without me.  Big Dude mumbled something about needing me to dogsit at home, because they all wanted to hike more than 100 ft off the road (territory where National Parks do NOT allow dogs).  I think this was his way of saying, “YOU suck at camping.  Thus you cannot come.”  So anyway, this was my makeup trip.  I chose the Sand Dunes.  No quick, easy way to get there.  You gotta go over a mountain.  On our way there, we chose the mountain with good pieorange county family lifestyle photographer-1
Hmm.  Here’s the lens I was planning to primarily use at the dunes.  ‘Til I dropped it in the sand.  Now it’s the lens I’m taking to Canon to fix.  [sigh]orange county family lifestyle photographer-2
Pie consumed (yum).  One hundred miles down.  One hundred more to go.  Time-lapse GoPro’d.  100 miles & multiple terrains all in 3 minutes.  Worth the watch.  I promise.

Music:  Drive By by Train.  Can purchase here.
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And because I couldn’t begin to post all the pictures I love from this short 2 hours at the dunes, here’s my 165 favorites in a quickie slideshow…

Music: Say Hey (I Love You) by Michael Franti and Spearhead. Can purchase here.

4 comments:

Amanda said...

Awesome!!! Looks like so much fun!

Tracy P. said...

I think you did ok without your preferred lens! ;-) Love the dune buggies and the board. It really did make cool pictures even if it wouldn't slide. Middle Dude behind the wheel. Ayayayay!

Tristan Schlegel said...

Girlfriend, you amaze me every single time I come to your blog. This roadtrip looked like the very best!

Life with Kaishon said...

I can't watch the videos while I am at the hospital, but I promise I will tonight. Can't wait to see. These pictures are magnificent.