52 Stories – week fourteen – Get that view


Hello and welcome to another story.

Get that view


My ‘test’ if you will, to knowing if I’ve succeeded in my quest to capture the story, will be that if I can just quote the journaling I’ve used on the page and not need/want to add anything here in the post to explain it further, then I have done it, I’ve got all the bits of the story down.

Here’s the story from this page –

This Pasadena hotel was out first proper stop off. Pasadena! Yay. We loved it here and I adored that view from the breakfast spot. It was surreal that we sat down to have our ‘made in the machine’ pancakes and looked out to those mountains. A ridge of glorious mountains surrounding the sprawl of LA and its nearby towns. Loved it so.

The takeaway from story number fourteen/would I add anything more?

This is another photo from our trip to the US last year. I take lots of photos and sometimes I wonder why I take what I take. Random scenes. But this one although it is a random scene is so meaningful to me. Now I don’t think the story on the page conveys that with as much passion as I felt when I sat in that spot or even feel right now as I look back.

However, to my mind it does tell the basic story and it does mention how amazed I was by the surroundings etc. I think I need to invest some time to dig deeper into my feelings and express them in a different way occasionally rather than opting for the easy ‘I loved it’ route but overall not bad.


52 stories is a year long series or adventure in my story telling. Can I get the whole story onto a layout? Am I telling the stories I want to tell? Read the inspiration post here.