v.s. naipaul quote

Sometimes it’s good just to go somewhere and get lost. 

great shiplock park

Even though I’ve lived in my town for 18 years, I found a new place.



something new to see

The locks


discovering a new hangout

It can be fun to find a new hangout.


snacks from wpa bakery

Especially if you have snacks.


wpa bakery

 Gluten free pistachio donut from WPA bakery.


 James River shipwrecked

 Sometimes it’s nice to feel shipwrecked for a little while.


great shiplock park rva

Or try a new path.


tangled vines

Maybe find yourself a little less tangled.


discovery through driftwood

And gain a new perspective.


Have you discovered a new place in your town? Where do you like to go to get lost?

Have a happy week,

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 A special shout out (plus virtual hugs and good thoughts) to blogging friend, Susie Lindau.

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46 thoughts on “Where Do You Like to Get Lost?

  1. Emily

    Wow….so many cool spots in that park! You could film an entire season of “Lost” there. haha

  2. Susanna Leonard Hill

    This looks so beautiful, Coleen! I haven’t found any new places to get lost recently, but there are a few hiking trails not too far from me that I’ve been really wanting to try out… maybe sometime in the next couple weeks I’ll find a new beautiful place 🙂

  3. Leigh Covington

    Beautiful Coleen. I love to hike and explore, especially with my camera. There is so much beauty to be discovered. I’m excited for school to let out so we can finally hit some trails.

  4. Catherine Johnson

    That looks great and what a coincidence, we went somewhere like that at the weekend only 30 minutes away that we’d never been to before then on the way back we discovered a pirate ship and splash pad and beach. Someone vaguely told me about it ages ago. Awesome fun for the summer. Was so nice not to be tied down to entertaining and get to go and explore 🙂

  5. Rebecca Green Gasper

    I love it. !! Looks like a wonderful place to get lost in. And the donuts look amazing. I am g-free, too, but I don’t know of any place to get such good looking donuts like that! Yummy!

  6. Patricia Tilton

    What a creative and inspiring post. You are quite the adventurer and I love your photographs as your journey. I like to get lost in a great novel or in a beautiful garden. I used to have places I visited, but that’s not as easy for me now.

  7. Patricia

    Oh, I don’t think there’s anything new to discover in my town. I’ve been here since 1969. I want some of the old stuff back. I’ll keep looking though and if I come across something, I’ll let you know.

    I like to get lost in mu own backyard with a glass of wine and a good book. Since I just moved into my new house a year ago, I’m still enjoying just being home.

    I love your pictures.

    Patricia Rickrode
    w/a Jansen Schmidt

    1. Coleen Patrick Post author

      Thanks, Patricia. It’s great when you can enjoy your own backyard too. I’m always drawn to porches–we’ve got a good bench on ours, perfect for sitting and getting lost. 🙂

  8. Emily R. King

    How beautiful! You know, my island is quite big and there are many places I have yet to explore here. I should do that some more this summer. You don’t have to go far to have an adventure!

    1. Coleen Patrick Post author

      I’ve never been to the Pacific northwest–hopefully, one day!!! But just the idea of an island makes me think of being happily lost. 🙂

  9. Karen McFarland

    It sounds, or should I say looks like you had a lovely holiday weekend Coleen. What a gorgeous day you had for pictures girl. Thanks for sharing them because as you know, I was stuck in bed with the flu and did not get out! So the only way that I could get lost was in a book. lol. But I’m on the mend now. 🙂
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  10. Patricia Yager Delagrange

    I’d love to know where this place is and am guessing it’s not in the U.S.
    I love to ride my horse on trail and sometimes I really don’t know where I am but he does and I can’t really get lost anyway. That’s what I consider fun.

  11. Lynn Kelley

    Wonderful photo essay, Coleen. You got some really cool shots. I don’t like to get lost anywhere. Probably because I get lost pretty much anywhere I go. I thought that would come to an end when I bought a GPS system. I name her Beverly. Beverly consistently loses satellite reception or gives me the wrong directions, so she’s basically fired. I do enjoy getting lost in my mind if I’m thinking about a new story, though. 🙂

  12. Alarna Rose Gray

    There’s a gorgeous bike path I get lost in a lot lately. But you’ve reminded me in the 5 years or so since I’ve been living where I am, of a lake and another walking path I’ve not yet explored. Time to go exploring, I’d say… Love the beauty and simplicity of your post, and it’s message, Coleen 🙂

  13. Pat O'Dea Rosen

    Many years ago, I helped chaperone a Girl chout troop. We went to a new-to-us campground with lots of trails to explore. Unfortunately, the girls were on the cusp of adolescence and decided they were too cool to hike. I didn’t understand how they could look at a trailhead with all its promise yet turn away.

    That said, I’ve been walking the same park path for many months now. I’m going to go the other way tomorrow.

    Love your photos, Coleen!
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  14. Barbara Bamber | justasmidgen

    I love getting lost.. your little escape looks so pretty. I usually just start driving around with my camera.. or if I’m in a new location, walking around with my camera. They’re my “rambles” and give such a sense of peace! xx

    1. Lynette M. Burrows

      Don’t know what happened to my comment. Perhaps it has something to do with the rain that’s turning into a thunderstorm. I love to get lost in a new park, love exploring new-to-me places. But, I’m signing off now to get lost in the thunderstorm (while safely tucked away inside 🙂 )

  15. Kourtney

    When I lived in DC, I used to go out to Roosevelt Island. In NYC, I would wander in Central Park or Chinatown. Either are easy to get lost in and both provide unique scenery. 🙂

  16. Clay

    I have been lost in France the past week and I didn’t leave the USA. There are great places in town to get lost in a book or just a cup of coffee watching the trains go by, or an ive cream cone at the DQ uptown. Thanks for the inspiration!

  17. 4amWriter

    That park looks awesome. I wish I could get out and explore a little bit more than I do. Your post has inspired me to find a new place where I live. 🙂

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