Feeling the love after being “Freshly Pressed”

 After begging and bribing my friends and family to “follow”, “like” or come on, JUST TAKE A LOOK at my new blog, imagine my surprise at what happened this weekend. WordPress picked my “California Adventure” post from over 400,000 bloggers and honored me with the #1 spot on there “Freshly Pressed” page (See above screenshot, top left hand corner). To put it into perspective, It’s kind of like the gold medal at the olympics for bloggers. I still have no clue how I was favored in this way as you and I both know it’s not the writing. I have trouble bidding someone “good day” in a text much less “writing”.  Whatever the reason I am grateful and feel honored. My friends and family are happy as well since after receiving over   10,000 hits in one weekend and hundreds of likes and followers it has taken the pressure off of them. 
A funny aside, the photograph that WordPress used for my post “California Adventure: Highway 1 Pescadero to Big Sur” was taken with my iphone  and reduced to a  paltry 100kb picture after instagram had its way with it. All that after I lug a Canon MarkII around with $xx,000 worth of lenses. I guess it’s true what they say, the BEST camera is the one you have with you.
I looked through my photo’s and realized I have a thing for rearview mirror phoographs and thought i’d post a few in honor of the photograph they selected. Most were taken with my iphone so overlook the grain.
Thanks again to all who to took the time to visit my blog, your comments and words of congratulations for being “Freshly Pressed” were greatly appreciated!

Carissa snapping a shot at the Point Reyes National Seashore, CA

On our Vespa in San Francisco

Taking a buzz through Sausalito, CA

Highway 1 Photo selected by WordPress

Highway 1

Highway 1

Highway 1

Highway 1

Happy cows at the Point Reyes National Seashore

Drakes Bay, Point Reyes National Seashore

Near Fort Davis, TX

Crossing the Mississippi

Crossing the Mississippi

OK, it’s not a rearview mirror shot but who could resist those headlights…

My next trip….


17 thoughts on “Feeling the love after being “Freshly Pressed”

  1. I think you deserved it as well, I really dug the mix of photos and reflections. It’s always great to see/read about other people’s adventures. The world is a small place, but big enough that it’s impossible to see every little corner, and then there’s the whole personal experience and perspective thing about it. Adds to the flavor. Anyway, cheers! As one of your recent subscribers, I look forward to seeing more in the future. 🙂

    • Thanks for taking the time to comment, I apreciate the compliment 🙂
      I Will be sharing a Alabama road trip shortly then it’s off to Charleston SC. Thanks for following!

  2. I was just out in SF in late March (from my home in NY) and a friend drove me out to Point Reyes, after lunch in Sausalito. It broke my heart to leave Marin so soon, so the minute I saw your photos…At least I have a Pt. Reyes T-shirt to hang onto until I can return. What a spectacular place!

  3. Loving the follow-up post! Can’t say I’ve read one amidst all the FP blogs I’ve been on.

    Side note, I’m so excited your next planned trip is to an Off the Grid event… I’m sure you’ll blog about it, so I’ll vicariously re-live it through your post – can’t wait!

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