Black Tie Dye Dress
Location: Burbank, California – Date: May 28, 2016
Guyssssss. I have a confession to make. I’ve found a new favorite hobby – taking day trips! I used to feel that if you couldn’t take several days to travel, it just couldn’t happen. Well that was silly! After looking through Instagram (mine’s @JessSpeake) and poking my boyfriend after every travel photo asking “can we go here?” we finally decided to take a quick-mini-day trip within California. We looked on the “Visit Burbank” website (I’m pretty sure most cities have a website similar to this) and we found the Burbank Aviation Museum. Once I saw the photos I was sold! And I obviously had to snap some of my own as well!
It was such a fun day! The sky was really cloudy, so it was a little chilly outside. I slipped on some of my knee high socks and boots and was ready to go exploring!
I got these socks (with the most darling bows ever) in the UK. I studied abroad in there for a while when I was in college and loved, loved, LOVED it. I was able to travel every weekend when I didn’t have classes, and fell in love with exploring somewhere new every week. It’s definitely where I caught this travel bug!
Now that I’ve been graduated for a while I’ve found that I don’t have the extra expendable income to be globe-trotting every weekend. Plus, between the blog and my day job, I’m working all the time. I’m sure you can relate – it seems like there’s never enough hours in a day!! Then I realized I was being a little bit silly. While I don’t have the money to run off to exotic locations every week, I have been trying hard to find little ways to incorporate travel into my life. Hence this day trip!
I am a firm believer that you don’t have to go outside the country to travel and explore something wonderful. When we got to the Aviation Museum (which is also called the Portal of the Folded Wings) that fact was clear. It was just beautiful.
The architecture was stunning! I couldn’t stop looking up at all of the intricate detail work!
There was a beautiful gated entryway that served as a great spot to take in the view, and also snap a few photos!
Then when a big gust of wind came by and decided to give me a Marilyn Monroe moment, we decided to move more inside!
We found an absolutely GORGEOUS teal door that I couldn’t stop marveling over! It was a great place to snap a couple of photos.
Then I realized that everywhere I looked held something beautiful! So we went back outside when we thought the wind had died down and got another look at the exterior of the Aviation Museum. This time we went out back and saw a pretty little seating area with some gorgeous flowers!
Then when it started to get windy again, we took one look back around the front and decided to head out. It was such a fun day, and I’m glad we took the time to explore and document our adventure!
When we walked back towards our car we took one more look at the plane in front and the plaques commemorating the pioneers of flight. One thing I noticed when I traveled outside of outside of the US, is that all of the towns have such a rich historical life. Sometimes I forget we have so much history here too! It was nice to be reminded of that today!
You know what the funny thing was? We drove back to my apartment a different way than I normally go and we saw this train running alongside the car! That’s the thing about traveling, once you start, you can’t stop – and you see it everywhere you go!
I challenge you guys to go out and have a day (or half day!) trip somewhere in your own city! Let me know in the comments what your favorite day trip idea is – I’d love to hear all about it!
If you loved this post and want to see more black and white fashion, check out this post I did about last fall called Falling for Black and White.
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