behind-the-scenes

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We take pictures to remember moments, but how do we capture inside jokes and ‘pinch-me-perfect’ feelings of joy?  
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Jon and I roadtripped across the painted desert, into the Navajo nation, and right up to the Grand Canyon.  We spent nearly 15 hours in the car, and we filled them with giggles and loud music and foreign languages and silly excuses to get out of the car.
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The scenery was more gorgeous and inspiring than I could have imagined, but my favorite memories are the jokes and the mis-turns and all the ‘behind-the-scenes’ action that made the trip an adventure.  All the memories that, unfortunately, cannot be captured on camera.
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Perhaps my blog is a place to record those memories?
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 If so, I never want to forget our accidental foray to Meteor Crater (the world’s largest impact!!), how Chuck’s Trail took us to Devil’s Bridge instead of St. Teresa’s Hill, or how we couldn’t find a restaurant that served anything we could pronounce.  
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I hope I always remember the quaint Italian restaurant covered in twinkling lights and the way we stayed in the hot tub while the stars sparkled above us.
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What is your favorite part of a vacation? Do you have a fool-proof way to make sure you remember your special moments?