Lake Wenatchee State Park | Washington
As promised here are my photos from Lake Wenatchee. When visiting, keep in mind that you need a Discover Pass even just to park, unless you visit on a free day. It's always a good idea to plan ahead! We visited the lake on Sunday then I went back on Monday. Sunday was a rainy, cloudy day and Monday was very sunny and bright. It's fun to see the lake on different days. On Sunday we drove the North side of the lake and on Monday I drove the South side solo. We hit closed roads on both ends due to there still being a lot of snow up there.
Lately I've felt as though my social media followings and traffic has not been matching the quality of the content I am putting out there. I find bloggers with 10 times as many page views yet my photography is a lot better. I read Renee Hahnel's blog post and one things she recommended for growth is to really show up on social media, take the best of best pictures and edit them. If you show up with 110% you will succeed. So on this trip I focused on angles, light, editing, etc. I feel my photos have improved significantly and I love the feel of the PNW (pacific northwest) edits. Although I've only posted 3 of these photos on social media I hope this will be what I need to step up my game. I would honestly really love to get to 10k Instagram followers so I can have the "swipe up" function. It would increase my growth and make it easier for my followers to get to my blog.
Something else I am extremely passionate about right now are the national parks. I've decided I want to visit them all so I bought this patch as the beginning of my trip. I want to buy a patch at each park I visit then sew them on my backpack! I am so excited about this adventure but I am not giving myself a timeline. Because there are parks all over the place and I cannot/do not want to buy a van and do them all at one (Renee and her hubby visited them all and it took about 7 months) I will have to slowly visit them over the years! Luckily I live in the PNW where most of the parks are. Plus I have made friends all over the PNW so I have plenty of places to crash. In my ideal world, something I am looking for but not banking on, is a 7 on/7 off job so I can travel/blog/photograph on the side. I love it to death and I would love to work and still be able to do it.
Being at the lake was so peaceful. I love the moody look of these photos. I have decided, after living in 3 different states and visiting about 11 of them, that I cannot live somewhere without water (lakes and/or rivers) and mountains. As much as I loved Reno, the desert is simply not for me.
I cannot wait for my next road trip adventure. I love traveling and exploring alone. Because I am currently in Montana Yellowstone and Glacier will be my first trips... I am just patiently waiting for some of the roads to open up because it's no fun if you an only visit half or a third of the park.