My schedule is pretty open with my new post-grad life. I`ve got a month of spare time to kill before I head back home for good. It`s bittersweet really, I love San Francisco! So now I am trying to fill my free time by visiting places I haven`t got the chance to when I was at school. I decided to go to the Asian Art Museum by myself. I love museums and art galleries. They`re very educating in a fun sort of way. It`s always interesting to know what`s come before us, and the things that have shaped the society the way it is today.
I did the 17-mile drive, and absolutely loved it! The scenes were gorgeous, I wish the weather could have been better and not as foggy. There`s so many things to see as we moved from one point of interest to another. Lone Cypress was definitely on the top of my list, followed by Seal Rock Picnic Area. When people were paying attention to the seals I was more interested in the overweight squirrels. They`re soooo adorable. I`d never seen ones that were so chubby and friendly (though I found them a little on the aggressive side). They weren`t scared being near human, and even walked to get the nuts from your hands (which I don`t think we`re supposed to do in the first place). The squirrels were definitely the highlight of my trip.
To be honest, I wasn`t as excited to go to Niagara Falls as I was to Yosemite. I thought it would just be another waterfalls. I was wrong. Before we got to see the waterfalls, we went to the imax theatre to watch the history, legends, and myth of the falls. The story itself was informative, but the execution was pretty bad. I learned all about Lelawala and the incident of Dianne and Roger in 1960. That story made me really alert and cautious when I was standing on the brink of the upper falls.
I was in awe when I finally saw Niagara Falls. It`s really magnificent, and at night it felt magical when the different colors of light hit the water. Unfortunately when I was there, the sun set at 9 pm and we couldn`t stay for long. We went back next day in the morning, and the falls looked different from when it was at night. When the light hit the water, it was grand, majestic in every way but in the morning it looked really peaceful. The rainbow was so pretty and close, it was as if it`s within the reach of the hands.We circled the lower falls with the Maid of the Mist Boat. It was such a fun ride that I wanted to go on it again. We went in to the heart of the falls, and of course the wind and water got us really wet. Lucky that they gave out the blue raincoat before we stepped into the deck. Such a unique experience!
I definitely want to go back to Niagara Falls! It is to put it simply, breathtaking!
Location: Orlando, FL
This is the third Disneyland I`ve been to. There`s two more that I still need to go (Paris & Tokyo). I didn`t really care for the rides, I just wanted to visit the Haunted Mansion and watched the amazing fireworks. I felt like a little kid again running around at the park trying to find Mickey and Minnie. Too bad the Toontown in this Disneyland was under a construction. But I did find them, and I got a kiss on the cheek ♥ Score! These are some shots I got at the park.