A good night's sleep made all the difference in the world. We woke up in our Dallas hotel refreshed and rested. Headed to Northpark Center for a stroll and breakfast (and Starbucks. Of course). Northpark Center is really interesting; it's a mall that's also an art museum. Once we left Dallas we were out into the great emptiness (with trains!). Walked around a bit at the [closed for the evening] New Mexico Welcome Center. (This is my only "new" state for this trip.) Stretching is always good, but holding hands is my favorite way to relax. The sun started to go down as the landscape started to change. At first it was blinding, but ended up being beautiful. And we found a gas station sitting by itself right off of the interstate, hawking Route 66 mementos and sporting ancient gas pumps (with the clicking numbers and retro styling-- wait, vintage, not retro). It was also the local general store... and the post office. Made it Albuquerque just in time to collapse into bed. Exploring tomorrow! xoxo Emily, Pogo Photo Remember to follow the #designaglowdiaries hashtag to see our adventures!
When I was in college, I had a friend who was a professional photographer. The first time I went to her home, I walked in to find stunning photographs of her children on the walls.
There was a huge canvas in their living room and a creative photo display in the main hallway. I remember being so moved by the beauty of those images, thinking to myself, “I want to create images like this!” I bought myself a DSLR as a graduation present, learned photography from online courses and started my photography business about a year later.