Letting Loose

I very recently took a trip to my hometown of El Paso, Texas to visit family. I’ve discovered that when I visit in the summer time, I’m usually in for at least one lightning storm… especially when it’s hot. There’s nothing like a good old Texas heat/lightning/thunder storm.

My daughter took this awesome picture and it was only one of many. (So hard to pick just one!) Okay… a little late, but here’s another:

And one more:

Okay, I lied… this is the last one. For reals. <G>

Mother nature really knows how to let loose and I guess I took some advice the following night when my daughter and I went on a road trip with cousins. We drove about 30 minutes or so into New Mexico (for a great Mexican dinner!) in a Jeep with no windows and the stereo blasting. Talk about reverting to high school! It was awesome! So much fun to let loose and enjoy the best parts of life.
How about you? Let loose lately? What did you do to let off steam?

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12 thoughts on “Letting Loose

    • Hi Sahil,
      I couldn’t do it on my camera, but my daughter managed to get almost a dozen of them. I’ll see if I can’t post a few more later today. I’ll give her your message.

      • I love lightning!
        There always is a perfect blend of adventure and stupefaction that grips me whenever I witness one!
        Tried to click some myself but to no success as yet.
        I’l be really glad to see some more of the perfect pictures!

      • Sahil,
        I will try to find the other shots and get them up. Gripping is the perfect word to describe the storms we saw. Mesmerizing too.

  1. Loved the picture. I’m glad you had a great time. I have to admit – maybe I’m part dog – but driving with the wind in my face is a great way to enjoy life – let loose – if you will. I’ll keep the other ideas to myself.

  2. Lightning scares me. It used to scare my dog Nikki too, and we’d camp out in the master bathroom during really bad storms. No windows in there. : 0
    I doubt I’d have the courage to snap photos. Glad you got to let your hair down, drive with the wind in your face, and enjoy some fab NM Mexican food.

    • We had lightning storms 2 of the 3 nights we were there and the first night (when we snapped most of the pics) we stood out on the front lawn. I was the first to go in. I remember very well when one of my pals was struck by lightning when we were kids. I dragged my daughter in with me. LOL. The Jeep ride was so much fun. Good memories of Nikki.

  3. I love driving with the wind in my face. In fact, when we go to Mexico, where my sister owns a fabulous house, I love driving in the truck bed with the wind, sun, moon, stars…whatever! Glad you had so much fun.

    • Hi Janie,
      Yay on fab houses in Mexico! Sign me up. LOL. It was a great trip. The sun setting on the way there and the stars on the way home. Of course, passing the cow farm had it’s own special gifts. LOL. Thanks for coming by. 🙂

  4. Having grown up in the Midwest, I really miss the storms like this. Except, of course, the one that took the roof off my house!! Great lightning shots! Me thinks the photographer got her camera skills from her daddy…:)

    • Hi Julie,
      Yes, I kind of look forward to visiting El Paso in the summertime just because of the lightning storms. We don’t get them too often in So Cal. Of course, I can do without the roof blowing off! Yikes! And LOL… yes, my daughter definitely has her father’s camera eye/finger. They know how and when to snap. Sadly… not I.

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