Travel Challenge – 10x10x10 – Recap

I was nominated by fellow travel blogger Rebecca of Rebecca Goes Rendezvous to take part in a fun photo challenge.

The rules: Post 1 travel photo a day for 10 days without explanation, then nominate someone else to participate.

Over the course of the past 10 days, I shared 10 travel photos and nominated 10 other bloggers.

Today we’ll recap the photos I shared, and I’ll explain a little about each. Thank you to everyone who guessed. It was really hard to keep my mouth shut.

Day 1 – Artichokes at the Campo de’Fiori Market in Rome, where vendors have sold their wares since 1869.
Day 2 – A stunning blown glass installation called, ‘Glass Forest #5’, by famed artist Dale Chihuly at his gallery in Seattle.
Day 3 – Sea Lion Caves on the Oregon Coast. Unfortunately the seal lions weren’t home. I remember that the smell of pee was intense.
Day 4 – Just one of the interesting sculptures dotted around Les Jardins D’Étretat in Normandy.
Day 5 – Beautiful home of impressionist painter, Claude Monet in Giverny.
Day 6 – Fontana della Botte, or Fountain of The Barrels, in Trastevere, Rome. One of countless places around the city where you can fill your water bottle with clean – and free – drinking water. Do as the locals do.
Day 7 – “Excusez moi, où sont les toilettes?” At the Palace of Versailles I spotted this adorable signage for the toilets.
Day 8 – It was laundry day at the old Gold Rush town of Barkerville.
Day 9 – Looking back at the San Francisco skyline from a little island, better known as Alcatraz – once home to some of the most notorious criminals in American history.
Day 10 – Bell tower at Xcaret, Playa Del Carmen in Mexico.

Thanks for following along with me on this fun trip down memory lane. I’ve really enjoyed it and hope to take part in something like this again in future.

Tsunami Hazard Zones

While life on the Oregon Coast can be carefree and relaxing, a sobering reality is that much of it lies in tsunami hazard zones. It’s common for hotels and motels around the world to display fire evacuation maps in each room. On the Oregon Coast they go further by providing maps to safety zones on higher ground should a tsunami head towards land.

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Oregon – #POTD

Today has been a pretty busy day, by relaxing holiday standards. After breakfast we headed south a couple of hours, before heading back up towards Yachats (I’ll share posts about our activities soon). Several stops were made, including this one at Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint.

I can’t get enough of this coastline.

Bonne journée!