14 Super Sweet

As part of Becky’s April Bright Square Photo Challenge over at The Life of B, I’ve opened the archives to January 2020 to share our 19 day trip to USA. Join me on a pictorial travelogue of the best and brightest of our pre-pandemic adventures in California and Nevada! The rules of the challenge are simple: most photos must be square and fit the theme word bright. Look for #brightsquare.

Postcards from America

The vibrant display of candy at Las Vegas M&M’s World was astounding. With 16 different colours, a myriad of flavours and a range of products spread over four floors, making a purchase took time and careful consideration. It was almost too hard to choose.

The struggle was real, but we managed!

13 The View From Above

As part of Becky’s April Bright Square Photo Challenge over at The Life of B, I’ve opened the archives to January 2020 to share our 19 day trip to USA. Join me on a pictorial travelogue of the best and brightest of our pre-pandemic adventures in California and Nevada! The rules of the challenge are simple: most photos must be square and fit the theme word bright. Look for #brightsquare.

Postcards from America

On a bright sunny day the views from our cabin on the High Roller Observation Wheel were exceptional. At a height of 550 feet, we saw past the glitz and glamour of the famous Las Vegas Strip to the city and mountains beyond.

12 NYE in Vegas

As part of Becky’s April Bright Square Photo Challenge over at The Life of B, I’ve opened the archives to January 2020 to share our 19 day trip to USA. Join me on a pictorial travelogue of the best and brightest of our pre-pandemic adventures in California and Nevada! The rules of the challenge are simple: most photos must be square and fit the theme word bright. Look for #brightsquare.

Postcards from America

The countdown began! As the clock struck midnight a glittering display of fireworks lit up the sky over Las Vegas. 

Thankfully we had no inkling of what was to come in 2020 so our exuberant spirits weren’t dampened that night. 

Also linking to Jude’s Life in Colour Photo Challenge – Pink

11 Dancing Fountains

As part of Becky’s April Bright Square Photo Challenge over at The Life of B, I’ve opened the archives to January 2020 to share our 19 day trip to USA. Join me on a pictorial travelogue of the best and brightest of our pre-pandemic adventures in California and Nevada! The rules of the challenge are simple: most photos must be square and fit the theme word bright. Look for #brightsquare.

Postcards from America

There was a sense of anticipation in the crowd gathered around the lake in front of the Bellagio Hotel and Casino. 

Suddenly the darkened water came alive as more than 1,000 illuminated fountains began to dance to Celine Dion’s My Heart Will Go On. 

The patience of those who’d been waiting was well-rewarded by this dazzling spectacle of movement, music and light. 

10 Strip Lighting

As part of Becky’s April Bright Square Photo Challenge over at The Life of B, I’ve opened the archives to January 2020 to share our 19 day trip to USA. Join me on a pictorial travelogue of the best and brightest of our pre-pandemic adventures in California and Nevada! The rules of the challenge are simple: most photos must be square and fit the theme word bright. Look for #brightsquare.

Postcards from America

Welcome to Las Vegas – city of glittering lights and flashy buildings, built on dreams and wishes.

After dark the neon lights of the Strip glowed and the street was almost as bright as day

9 Above the Mountains

As part of Becky’s April Bright Square Photo Challenge over at The Life of B, I’ve opened the archives to January 2020 to share our 19 day trip to USA. Join me on a pictorial travelogue of the best and brightest of our pre-pandemic adventures in California and Nevada! The rules of the challenge are simple: most photos must be square and fit the theme word bright. Look for #brightsquare.

Postcards from America

Our flight from Fresno to Las Vegas took us over the snow-capped Sierra Nevada Mountains into the bright blue yonder.  

8 Snow White, Snow Bright

As part of Becky’s April Bright Square Photo Challenge over at The Life of B, I’ve opened the archives to January 2020 to share our 19 day trip to USA. Join me on a pictorial travelogue of the best and brightest of our pre-pandemic adventures in California and Nevada! The rules of the challenge are simple: most photos must be square and fit the theme word bright. Look for #brightsquare.

We knew there would be giant trees at Sequioa National Park but we weren’t expecting them to be surrounded by snow. The sight of these majestic trees in a snow-covered landscape was one of the highlights of our USA holiday. 

And it was only the second time we’ve ever seen icicles! 

7 What a View!

As part of Becky’s April Bright Square Photo Challenge over at The Life of B, I’ve opened the archives to January 2020 to share our 19 day trip to USA. Join me on a pictorial travelogue of the best and brightest of our pre-pandemic adventures in California and Nevada! The rules of the challenge are simple: most photos must be square and fit the theme word bright. Look for #brightsquare.

On our first morning staying with Marsha and Vince we left the warmth of the house, braving the chill to explore the garden, and this was the view we saw – the sparkling snow-capped slopes of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Simply stunning!

6 Shhh! Don’t Wake the Babies!

As part of Becky’s April Bright Square Photo Challenge over at The Life of B. I’ve opened the archives to January 2020 to share our 19 day trip to USA. Join me on a pictorial travelogue of the best and brightest of our pre-pandemic adventures in California and Nevada! The rules of the challenge are simple: most photos must be square and fit the theme word bright. Look for #brightsquare.

We were up bright and early to see this raft of sea otters in Morro Bay Harbor.

The mothers and babies were gathered together in the sheltered waterway, seemingly oblivious to the spectators on the dock. Sea otters have no blubber and rely on their thick fur to stay warm. It may have been a cool and cloudy morning, but they floated serenely on their backs like sunbathers, hoping to soak up any heat from the sun. 

5 By the Light of the Moon

As part of Becky’s April Bright Square Photo Challenge over at The Life of B. I’ve opened the archives to January 2020 to share our 19 day trip to USA. Join me on a pictorial travelogue of the best and brightest of our pre-pandemic adventures in California and Nevada! The rules of the challenge are simple: most photos must be square and fit the theme word bright. Look for #brightsquare.

After dark, a crescent moon paired with Venus. Both shone radiantly in the clear night sky over Avila Beach, California.