bits of virginia

This week, my family is in Virginia for a conference. We've gotten to do some exploring before the conference actually starts, and it's been a blast. Our last couple days have consisted of a crisp morning in Shenandoah National Park; hours roaming the rainy, leaf-littered streets of Colonial Williamsburg and Yorktown; and countless hours in the car, driving across the country. 

I've been snapshotting moments with my camera and iPhone along the way, but honestly, there's a lot that I didn't capture. My dad recently reminded me of a quote from The Secret Life of Walter Mitty that has always resonated with me, but I sometimes find difficult to remember: "Sometimes I don't [take a picture]. If I like a moment, for me, personally, I don't like to have the distraction of the camera. I just want to stay in it." I absolutely love taking photos and capturing beautiful moments, but I'm learning to walk the line between snapping a picture to remember a moment and getting caught up in documenting life too much to live it. I still haven't quite found the perfect balance yet, but I suppose that's alright. We're all still learning, right? 

Anyways, here's some bits of our explorations in VA. Enjoy!

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