Las Palmas

Unless you are quite the world traveler (and most definitely before the age of media inundation) there are some things in this great wide world that you may have never seen in person.  I recall my nieces, then very young who were born in the Philippines where my brother was stationed, being totally amazed that ice (hail) fell from the sky during a storm one day.  We had to stop them from going outside while the hail was falling because they wanted to see what it felt like – they probably wouldn’t have liked the sensation.  I remember my anthropology professor in college who was born and raised in Hawaii; somehow in a lecture he told us how he didn’t know what a fireplace was when he had to identify it on a standardized school test as a boy.  He was trying to tell us that just because someone has never seen nor experienced something that doesn’t lessen their intelligence.

The first time my very young offspring saw a palm tree was during a road trip to Disney World.  We had stopped at a gas station and one was there on the lot.  They circled and patted the tree examining it like little explorers before asking me what was it.  At the time I believe the only palm trees they had ever seen were in books or in cartoons.  That memory still makes me smile but now palm trees mean I’m someplace warm and hopefully – but not always – with an ocean nearby.




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  1. #1 by Timothy Price on May 30, 2017 - 9:41 am

    Looks balmy and palmy with a boardwalk to boot! Nice photos!

    • #2 by imagesbytdashfield on May 30, 2017 - 9:43 am

      Thanks! The boardwalk was nice to stroll on. Not as tiresome on the legs as handling the sand.

  2. #3 by infraredrobert on May 30, 2017 - 9:48 am

    This world is an amazing place.

  3. #5 by Piglove on May 30, 2017 - 10:35 am

    So beautiful! I would love to waddle on those paths and put my hooves in the sand. XOXO – Bacon

    • #6 by imagesbytdashfield on May 30, 2017 - 10:37 am

      Thanks! Be careful on the boardwalk though. There are feral cats, geckos and joggers 🙂

      • #7 by Piglove on May 30, 2017 - 11:06 am

        Oh my! Not feral cats, geckos and joggers! Snorts with piggy laughter.
        XOXO – Bacon

      • #8 by imagesbytdashfield on May 30, 2017 - 1:51 pm

        And occasionally a turtle or two but those are my buddies 🙂

  4. #9 by milfordstreet on May 30, 2017 - 12:27 pm

    Ah, looks wonderfully tropical.

  5. #10 by DelBlogger on May 30, 2017 - 12:36 pm

    I spend a few years living in California and still remember the beauty of the Palm trees even in the worse neighborhoods.

  6. #12 by Ingrid on May 30, 2017 - 4:38 pm

    Fun post. Although my children were born in IL, we moved west when they were young. During one of our return family visits to the Midwest, their cousins introduced my kids to lightening bugs. It was an enlightening moment for hubby and me that our kids had no clue about this evening entertainment. Different places, offer different experiences 😎

    • #13 by imagesbytdashfield on May 31, 2017 - 10:19 am

      Ahhhhhhh I remember chasing lightening bugs (we did not call them fireflys) as a kid. It’s all relative isn’t it? 🙂

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