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Icecream Museum https://www.chasingkaiphoto.com/blog/2018/4/icecream-museum

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Happy Easter https://www.chasingkaiphoto.com/blog/2018/3/happy-easter

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Snow in March https://www.chasingkaiphoto.com/blog/2018/3/snow-in-march

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Happy Lunar New Year https://www.chasingkaiphoto.com/blog/2018/2/happy-lunar-new-year

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Merry Christmas! https://www.chasingkaiphoto.com/blog/2017/12/merry-christmas

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MGM National Harbor https://www.chasingkaiphoto.com/blog/2017/12/mgm-national-harbor

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Lewis Ginter Bontanical Garden https://www.chasingkaiphoto.com/blog/2017/12/lewis-ginter-bontanical-garden

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Gaylord National https://www.chasingkaiphoto.com/blog/2017/12/gaylord-national

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DC City Center https://www.chasingkaiphoto.com/blog/2017/12/dc-city-center We take city photos in the winter and are waiting patiently for our first blizzard.

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Fall Is Still Here in NOVA! https://www.chasingkaiphoto.com/blog/2017/11/fall-is-still-here-in-nova

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National Arboretum https://www.chasingkaiphoto.com/blog/2017/11/national-arboretum

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Meadowlark Botanical Gardens https://www.chasingkaiphoto.com/blog/2017/11/meadowlark-botanical-gardens

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Canyon Country https://www.chasingkaiphoto.com/blog/2017/11/canyon-country It's Las Vegas for the 2nd time this year but this time around Kai isn't coming. So sad! 

I wasn't sure if I was going to take any pictures without my baby but I packed the XT2 anyway just in case. This camera is so so light that it makes taking pictures so much easier. I wanted to take a scenic drive on my day off to Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon but was only able to do Zion. The rental car company located right inside the Cosmopolitan hotel makes it convenient but it doesn't open until 7AM. It was a late start but once I got on I15, it was quite an enjoyable drive with the legal speed limit topping 80mph. I'm normally a faster driver when there's no traffic but being to drive fast without going above the law felt quite liberating!

I only had enough time to trek about 2miles round trip to the Emerald Pools. Grand Canyon (over 10 years ago) was majestic in its masculine ways but Zion is equally stunning but somewhat more graceful. The Emeral Pools with a small stream running through the canyon from above to create a delicate waterfall were breathtaking. I believe it was the best time to be there because the leaves were in brilliant colors. So wishing Kai was there in some of these pictures!

 

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Happy Halloween https://www.chasingkaiphoto.com/blog/2017/10/happy-halloween We wore the same costume as last year! We are normally low key when it comes to birthdays and holidays. We like to keep these annual celebrations modest and intimate with only close friends and family. Halloween this year Kai began to understand the concept of Halloween but he didn't particularly ask to be any specific character. We were just glad that we can use the same costume again!

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Dupont State Forest https://www.chasingkaiphoto.com/blog/2017/10/dupont-state-forest Dupont State Forest this year was stunning compared to last year. We came right after a good rain so the waterfalls and the leaf colors were spectacular. We hiked to a very nice and kid friendly spot with a grand view of the Tripple Falls but too bad Kai wasn't in the mood to take pictures. Otherwise we would have blown up our Instagram page with his pictures right in front of the powerful waterfalls :)

Travel Tips:

1. The hike is fairly flat and easy enough to bring along an umbrella stroller. We got one for 20 bucks and has been roughing it on all kinds of rocky ruins from Mexico to Greece.

2. We ate here while in Ashville. They had the best pickled okra! They are normally closed on Sundays.

Team.T.K

 

 

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Natural Bridge, VA https://www.chasingkaiphoto.com/blog/2017/10/natural-bridge-va Last year when it was still easier to dress him. The pictures were focused on him and his "stylin" and were shot with the Canon 5d3/ 50mm1.2. This year, as he is growing up and gaining his own identity, I have been trying to place the focus elsewhere unless he is in the mood to take pictures. The adjustment isn't easy because as a clumsy mother, my way of bonding with him has always been taking pictures of him.   

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Blackwater Falls, WV https://www.chasingkaiphoto.com/blog/2017/10/blackwater-falls-wv

One of the most wild and wonderful places on earth! and it's NOT halfway across the continents. Blackwater Falls State Park is only a 3 hr drive from DC! The trails to both Lindy Point and Blackwater Falls are very accommodating for little ones. Having seen the wild imagery of the Meteora in Greece, I didn't expect to see much here but my jaw was dropped when the windy narrow trail opens up to a magnificent vista with vibrant autumn colors. The best thing is it didn't cost us an arm and leg to get here! 

Travel tips:

Don't expect a lot of fancy nice restaurants along the way. We were literally the only car on Interstate 81. This place is where you would go to spot UFOs!

There is only one rustic lodge inside the park. One of my coworkers stayed here and he said a bunch of ratatouilles came out to be friends with him. It was an easy day trip for us.

Try the pizza at the Smokehouse at the Blackwater Falls...yum!

 

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Summers Farm https://www.chasingkaiphoto.com/blog/2017/10/summers-farm

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Dark Hollow Falls https://www.chasingkaiphoto.com/blog/2017/10/dark-hollow-falls

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