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Glory of the Heavens
On of my favorite things to do is explore new places, especially when I am doing so in a foreign country! There is nothing quite like the thrill of driving through an unfamiliar land, driving up any random road that looks interesting and being surprised by what you find.
With todays technology, it has never been more easy to do this! Exploring with an iPhone and Google maps may seem like “cheating”, but it can be very rewarding if you use them to push yourself farther than you'd go with just a simple map.
When I was in Bavaria last fall, I was simply driving along any road that looked interesting, but when I started hitting closed roads due to construction, I needed to whip out my trusty map app to guide me back on track. I started following any road on the map that looked interesting and found a very rural looking path along a lake. So I figured “why not”. It turned out to be a path along Sylvenstein dam, an incredibly beautiful area that I would have never found on my own.
Yet, despite the beautiful scenery, the truly special moment came when the sun started peaking through the clouds, creating these beautiful sunrays. I quickly got out of my car and sprinted across the dam to get into position and catch the fleeting light rays before they were gone forever.
You can only imagine the sigh of relief I produced when I realized that I'd successfully captured the glorious scene before me!
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