Sweet Salt-lick Saturday #028 (282 Feet Below Sea Level Edition)

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Last Sunday I went to Death Valley with my friends Catherine and YanYan. It was the one attraction I really wanted to visit and the main reason I stayed in Vegas after BlogWorld. Why? Well, besides the name … OK … just for the name. :) Death! Valley! It’s always had a very mysterious vibe in my mind. I’d never actually seen photos though, so I was expecting stark isolation instead of an absolutely beautiful landscape.

The photo you see above is at Badwater Basin, the lowest point in North America. 282 feet below sea level! I’m only licking the ground because it’s a salt flat! I don’t go around licking the ground on a day-to-day basis. :)

Two more Death Valley photos before we go onward with sweet links:

So *this* is what a roadrunner looks like!

Growing up my favorite cartoon characters were Speedy Gonzales and the Road Runner because I loved running fast (short distances). Never thought I’d see a roadrunner in Death Valley! I guess they’re quite¬†vicious¬†animals, but they sure look cute, huh?

I'm so small, Death Valley is so big!

I highly recommend the 3 hour drive to Death Valley if you ever make it to Las Vegas. Great day trip.

Now sweet & salty links …

Passion Blogging Guide: 11 Steps To Freedom, Independence, and Getting Paid To Do What You Love by Henri Juntilla

This really shouldn’t be free, but it is. And that’s all I’ll say about that. :)

How To Make Difficult Decisions by Everett Bogue

I get this question a lot: “I have a difficult decision regarding [insert here], what do I do?!” This is a what you do: read Everett’s article. ;)

What Would You Do If You Knew You Would Not Fail? by Chris Guillebeau

I love giving people this exercise. It’s similar to “Feel The Fear and Do It Anyway.”

Focus: My new book on simplicity in the age of distractions by Leo Babauta

I actually have a review in my WordPress drafts folder of Leo’s beta version of the Focus Manifesto that I never published. I guess that’s good, because now he has released the full version! If you’re having trouble focusing, download this book, turn off your internet, and read. :)

Vagabonding Case Study with Yours Truly by Ted Beatie

Ted was kind enough to feature me on Vagablogging.net, Rolf Potts’s blog. Woohoo!

See you Monday when we talk about good deeds and why you shouldn’t keep them to yourself …