Friday, August 15, 2008

Refueling creativity

From time to time, the creative mind needs refueling. The way I refueled my creative self this past week was through travel. First, a short trip to Vegas with my dear husband. We didn't go for gambling, but just to get away and be alone together. Next, we went to Reno, where his parents live. Matthias had to leave for work, but I stayed on for a few days. My in-laws took me up to Lake Tahoe, which I haven't visited since I was a little kid. I had a bad ear infection that time, so I had no memory of the lake. It is remarkably spectacular! Some of the sights:

A few photos of the edge of Lake Tahoe. I love the contrast of the blue water and the white rocks. I could have spent all day sitting on one of those rocks. Next time!
This vintage car with matching trailer we first saw in Vegas. I saw it again in Reno, because "Hot August Nights" was going on, where all the vintage car fanatics meet for a week of old cars and fun. The photo doesn't really do it justice. The inside of the trailer was ADORABLE!!! It had Betty Boop curtains and everything.

We drove through this beautiful storm on the way back from Vegas. We even got rained on a little bit!

Have a great weekend, everyone!


Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi karine!
what beautiful photos. i am so glad you had such a wonderful vacation!

priya said...

lovely! and vintage car and trailer are so cute!!!

Abby Creek Art said...

Glad you had a great trip, Karine! I used to go backpacking up at Tahoe a lot and loved it. It's a really beautiful place...and the lake always shimmered.

lee said...

hey glad you had a good time...thats what summer is is to road trips

High Desert Diva said...

Lake Tahoe looks beautiful. Glad you were able to get away and refuel your creativity.

Love the little trailer! Our first trailer was that same style...we called it The Egg.

Red Fish Circle said...

I agree, it is so important to "let the fields go fallow" for awhile. It is amazing how rejuvenating that is.

Anke said...

HI Karine! Refueling creativity is always a great thing. Beautiful fotos as usually. I love the storm one. Too bad we can't see the inside of that you said it must have been wonderful to look at. Glad to hear you had a great time with your husband and parents in law. Smiles, Anke ;)

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