It Is Done

It’s April 1st!

Happy April Fool’s Day, but I’m not joking — I was so excited to close my Facebook account today, I woke up at 5:30 AM and logged onto my phone while in bed to do it (don’t worry; I turned down the brightness and hid under the covers, so as not to wake Trent). Then I deleted the app from my phone, read a Wikipedia article about the history of the Philippines (because I’ve always been curious), rolled over, and went back to sleep.

THEN Trent woke up and we laid in bed together, looking at the Ikea catalogue and brainstorming paint ideas for the new house. They have great paint choices in their staged interiors, I’m tellin’ ya…

Five hours into my Facebook-free life, I’m up and out of bed and back at the blog. I’m just popping in quickly to share a collection of some gorgeous memories I’ve made since opening my Facebook account in July of 2008. These are all from amazing places I went, where Facebook could not follow. Beautiful, remote, exciting adventures — all technology-free. That’s what I’m attempting to make my life from now on, except probably just “technology-lite” on the personal level and “remote” in a good way, I guess… I’ll figure it out…

Excited to get started.

Lake Almanor under smokey sunset.

Lake Almanor during the Plumas County wildfires, July 2008.

Sam MacDonald Park from the Sierra Club Hiker's Hut, September 2008.

Sam MacDonald Park from the Sierra Club Hiker's Hut, September 2008.

Glacier Point, above Yosemite Valley, August 2009.

Glacier Point, above Yosemite Valley, August 2009.

Lake Huron from Bayfield, Ontario, August 2009.

Lake Huron from Bayfield, Ontario, August 2009.

Great Blasket Island, off the west coast of Ireland, September 2009.

Great Blasket Island, off the west coast of Ireland, September 2009.

Round Valley Lake, somewhere south of Chester, CA, October 2009.

Round Valley Lake, somewhere south of Chester, CA, October 2009.

Jenner-By-The-Sea, where the Russian River meets the Pacific Ocean, February 2010.

Jenner-By-The-Sea, where the Russian River meets the Pacific Ocean, February 2010.

The top of Squaw Peak, above Lake Tahoe, July 2010.

The top of Squaw Peak, above Lake Tahoe, July 2010.

Stagecoach Stop in Humbug Valley, Plumas County, September 2010.

Stagecoach Stop in Humbug Valley, Plumas County, September 2010.

Love Shack above Robert Keenan Winery on Spring Mountain, Napa, February 2011.

Love Shack above Robert Keenan Winery on Spring Mountain, Napa, February 2011.

Road to Masca on Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, May 2011.

Road to Masca on Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, May 2011.

Lake Berryessa, July 2011.

Lake Berryessa, July 2011.

Lake Almanor, Labor Day 2011.

Lake Almanor, Labor Day 2011.

Hetchy Hetchy, Yosemite National Park, March 2012.

Hetchy Hetchy, Yosemite National Park, March 2012.

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9 thoughts on “It Is Done

  1. Only Lisa would wake from a sound sleep curious to learn the history of the Phillipines! But I admire you for that! And these shots are absolutely breathtaking! I shared them with the grandparents. They speak to your wonderful adventures and the fact that the world is full of beautiful things to see, if only we can make time to get there. You are lucky that you can, and you are making it possible for all of us to see them with you. Thank you!

    Enjoy picking out paint colors! We are eager for house updates!

    Love,

    Mom and Grandparents

    • lisatemp says:

      Trent now has photos of the house set up in Photoshop so we can switch out the wall colors to reflect our palette ideas. Will send. You will love. 😉

  2. mary granata says:

    And Marge why are you surprised with your daughters curiosity???? Sounds like she is your daughter.
    Lisa, I agree with your grandparents. Thanks for sharing some beautiful pictures.
    Your new home looks fabulous!!!
    Love,
    Mary
    ps. love this new way of communicating. Much more personable.

  3. Marlene says:

    Love remembering some of those moments with you and inspired to see more of the beautiful places so close to home. Yosemite anyone?

  4. Ellen says:

    You sounded like a kid on Christmas morning! I love the glacier point pic and was cracking up to see the love shack pic bc my friend bob Keenan was just telling us about that winery

    • lisatemp says:

      OMG! My friend Marlene sells Keenan’s wine. It’s a GORGEOUS winery — we’ve been there several times. We can totally go when you’re here. Good hiking around there, too, in Stevenson State Park! FYI…

  5. […] one year ago today, I “woke up at 5:30 AM and logged onto my phone while in bed” to shut down my Facebook […]

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