Baked Fish

There is not a day that goes by that I don’t eat vegetables but due to covid-19 we ran out of vegetables and fruits and imagine I haven’t gotten out up until now since the first day they started to lockdown our city. Well, preventions is much better than cured as they said. Well, timely I have some food stocks inside our freezer and I have been longing to eat fish today so here it goes our lunch for today ….. baked fish accompanied with tomato salad and rice… bon appétit ! Please stay healthy and be safe everyone.

Muir Woods

We wanted and planned to go to Yosemite but it was still winter so we canceled our plan because we didn’t want to take risk because we had heard that some roads might be close and vehicles were not permitted so instead we went to Muir woods.

The power of imagination makes us infinite ~ John Muir
Going to the mountains is going home.
John Muir

Muir woods is just a few miles north of San Francisco. When we visited Muir woods we reserved a parking space in advance because reservation is required for all vehicles.

Everybody needs beauty…places to play in and pray in where nature may heal and cheer and give strength to the body and soul alike. ~ John Muir

When visiting the park remember that is cold inside the park, so dress appropriately. There are several paths to walk and hike. We had a wonderful walk and we really enjoyed the cool breeze. You’ll find what you’re looking for and that’s the tranquility far from all commotion and noise of the cities. While we were walking , we were amazed that the trees are giants and strong and think of it, they live longer than humans. It reminded me of Mainau Island (Metasequoia Avenue) in Germany they also have these kinds of trees. The trees are large and tall. All of us, sometimes, we need to go in these kinds of parks, and let’s help preserve these forest Not only is it good to go but besides there are many animals live here, the forest is their home and hopefully we humans would take good care of them.

There is a love of wild nature in everybody, an ancient mother-love showing itself whether recognized or no, and however covered by cares and duties
John Muir
Yet how hard most people work for mere dust and ashes and care, taking no thought of growing in knowledge and grace, never having time to get in sight of their own ignorance. John Muir
I don’t like either the word [hike] or the thing. People ought to saunter in the mountains – not ‘hike!’ Do you know the origin of that word saunter? It’s a beautiful word. Away back in the middle ages people used to go on pilgrimages to the Holy Land, and when people in the villages through which they passed asked where they were going they would reply, ‘A la sainte terre’, ‘To the Holy Land.’ And so they became known as sainte-terre-ers or saunterers. Now these mountains are our Holy Land, and we ought to saunter through them reverently, not ‘hike’ through them.
John Muir
When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe. -John Muir
Come to the woods, for here is rest, …climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees.
John Muir

The Grand Canyon

Well I have a story to tell, on what had happened on our trip to the Grand Canyon From Las vegas – Flaggstaff. We took a bus (greyhound bus station) and when we arrived in Flaggstuff about 1:30 pm we were so lost and couldn’t find any uber or taxis around , and tried my best that I could to communicate with all people I see and one man told me to installed Lift apps for an easy transport but as We have a slow 4G and couldn’t upload it, so eventually I asked the bus station if they can help us to get a taxi and thanks God The man upfront given us the right taxi shuttle number (groome transportation) and so we made a call and booked a shuttle for 3:30 pm and they told us to go to the train station and there they would pick us and it took us 20 minutes by feet and oh oh brrrr it was freezing and windy, each of us pulled our luggage and of course when we reached to the station we stopped in a coffee bar nearby the station and had some drinks and imagine we didn’t had time to lunch yet. We just sat and only waited for few hours for the taxi. We were just calmed and keeping our feelings cool and it was useless to worry as sometimes surprises has always been a part of the journeys … nothing is ever perfect and as usual we choose to calm down and luckily we got the whole day for the trip so nothing to rush. And time has come and there you are our savoir the shuttle, hmmm who else ? … It took us 30 minutes before we reached Williams ~ (Grand canyon railways and hotel.) at last we are able to bath and clean ourselves after the whole long day and we spent one night here.

The next day, had our breakfast and watched the 9:25 am western show before we ride the railways going to the grand canyon national park …

Inside the train and each car has a guide and an entertainer who plays violin and made us happy inside the train.

The guide has told many stories to expand our knowledge about the area. How spectacular and breathtaking Grand canyon is.

The train journey took about two hours and it’s a wonderful feeling seeing and witnessing the dessert.

We reached to the train depot and went straight to the bus grand tour. And we got on the bus immediately and met our guide and our tour began we stopped at several view points and lunch meal were included. The day tour last about 3 hours or less. After the tour we were transported in our hotel. We spent one night in Maswik lodge situated inside the national park.

Spectacular Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon is incredibly imaginable…~ by the way, about our tour we reserved two days tours (thetrain.com) including Sunset tour and dessert tour , all by bus tour It’s a lot easier and we save a lot of time because it is a long long way from home just to come here to witness the imaginable views. How I wish to stay longer to at least hike but we didn’t have enough time due to limited vacations. Grand canyon is indeed a special place in a world of imagination.

Grand canyon Sunset really amazing …
Costumes for junior rangers
Maswik Information center

We Left Grand Canyon at 3:30 pm we took the last trip back to Williams.

Bryce

Hey people so here’s my photos from Bryce taken last two week, We drove from Las Vegas – Bryce and we’re gladly that we made it, we had been informed that we must bring our jackets, check it out why ?

Spectacular Bryce

There you have it ! I just couldn’t ask for more … Bryce is such a wonderful place that our creator proves that he never stop and he still creating beautiful amazing places in the universe.

Las Vegas

3 nights in Vegas , Just went in vegas just for sleep as we made road trip during the day. First night we went out and curiously look around on what is going in this known city as the sin city. Well, personally I felt a lot of disappointment. But, I took some pictures though haha … basically we just gotten out and only to grabbed burgers and drinks and went back full speed inside our hotel and took shower and the next day were just another day for some road trip in arizona.

view from our hotel room
Bellagio fountain show

San Francisco

I left my heart in San Francisco …

view from twin peak
Be with the one who love you the most ~ photo taken in crissy fields
old vintage van passing through…
view from the twin peak
and visited Alcatraz
prisoners area
San Francisco view from alcatraz
palace of fine arts
pier 39
chinatown
Aloma square
Aloma square
Downtown
Lombard street without flowers
downtown
passing through the Golden gate
cable car