Saturday, October 18, 2008

Road Trip


Dusk at Canyonlands National Park, Utah

Ah..relaxed and rejuvenated. I'm sure some of you were
beginning to wonder if I'd ever return. 10 States, 9 National
Parks, 817 photos, a birthday and 4,850 miles to be exact.
I've thought of you, 'my friends' and hoped that everyone's
life would carry-on in good health and good fortune while I
was out gallivanting around the country. I've got lot's of
catching up to do. You see I haven't even looked at my
blogs,nor any others this entire time and I am now eager to
see how you are all doing.

We are glad to be back home. Our vacation was remarkable
and impossible to put into words. We visited many new
places, re-acquainted ourselves with old places, visited with
old friends, made some new friends and had the pleasure of
meeting my new blog friend Sue for dinner.

There is nothing like traveling this great country of ours the
old fashioned way, by car, seeing what you see, taking the
roads less traveled, through ghost towns, quaint prairie
towns, mountain towns, and big cities. We have traveled
to the desert, through the prairies, through the mountains,
to the coastal waters, back home to California. It reminded
of the song "America the Beautiful".

Now if we'd only get our our politics in order.

Having arrived home so rejuvenated and my mind another
year older, I couldn't remember how to use my iweb
application or my ftp app or anything else. My mind was
tabula rasa, empty, blank. I had 817 pics to catalog, sort
through and decide which to put on a web page. I've posted
a link to our pics here "Tour of the Northwest" because I
know some of you will be interested in seeing them. If you
double click on the album it will open to thumbnails for
individual viewing or by slideshow.

It's amazing how long it takes to get through 2 weeks of
mail at home, at work and get the house back in order. I
should be posting something artful soon.

I look forward to visiting with all of you and getting my
groove back. In the meantime... please make your voice
heard and VOTE!

Thanks for visiting! My other blogspot "The Way I See It"

12 comments:

Sue O'Kieffe said...

this land is your land this land is my land from california to the new york island...
well, now i know i definitely want to go to arches. it's too bad we didn't get a picture of us together at dinner, but the memories of that evening are better than what any pic could hold. it looks like you getting the hang of your mac, though ...
hugs
~sue

runningonink said...

HOLA- I have missed you so much and was just thinking about you the other day!

Your trip sounds amazing! I agree nothing like traveling by car to see the sights! Gorgeous photo!

xoxox

Irene said...

Welcome back! It seems like you were gone forever. I kept on missing you. I'm glad you had such a good time. It's a good country to travel around in.

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Lisa Sarsfield said...

Welcome Home! Half the globe is happy to hear your back...how's that? Going to check out your album...can't wait to see what you saw:)

Good to have you home again, glad you had a good time away!

Lisa Sarsfield said...

Welcome Home! Half the globe is happy to hear your back...how's that? Going to check out your album...can't wait to see what you saw:)

Good to have you home again, glad you had a good time away!

Lisa Sarsfield said...

My comments have been dble in lots of places at random:) Sorry!

Just saw your album....loved it! Especially Yellowstone, and the Eureka Buildings, and bison! OMG. And Mama bear...and places with names like Firehole falls....thanks for letting me be nosey!

John said...

I went to the tour link and saw the western world....thank you. What a trip.

I always wanted to go to yellowstone and see yogy the bear.

Vivian said...

Hi there! I am kind of new to these photography blogs and surf them when I have free time ( what's that? )
Hope you don't mind me stopping by to leave a comment here....I adore the sky....sunsets, the moon, the stars, etc....so it's no wonder I am attracted this this fine photo of yours here. It reminds me of Long Island sunsets ( the sky of cos, not the landscape ) It is my dream, to one day travel west and view the beauty of America.

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