Weekly Photo Challenge: Perspective

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This is the perspective of the higher mountain. How high was he see for yourself.

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This was just a ride one day to see some of the area outside of all the glitter of Las Vegas. WE had a great time and finishing it off with a nice dinner at one of the restaurant in  Vegas, then head to the slot machines. It doesn’t  get any better than that.

This was just a ride one day to see some of the area outside of all the glitter of Las Vegas. WE had a great time and finishing it off with a nice dinner at one of the restaurant in  Vegas, then head to the slot machines. It doesn’t  get any better than that

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Good Morning!

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I have been fortunate to be in many places when it was breakfast time. Here my wife and, I’m taking the pictures, I are having a cup of coffee sitting by our little fire place looking  out on Lake Sinclair ,GA. Enjoying the coolness of the morning and the scenery, while watching the boats go by.

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We were at Medina Lake ,TX having breakfast in our motor home when we looked out the window and saw all these deer. WE went out – I took this picture and several more. My wife started walking closer and closer, they almost would eat out of her hand. There were many more then just the few I have in this picture.

Normally I have bacon and egg over easy. These haven’t been flipped over yet. I don’t normally take pictures of my food or drink. But I did have these two.

Can’t get by with out a cup of coffee or two in the morning.

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Good Morning to y’all.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Carefree

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Enjoying a cup of coffee and the view.

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Everyone just getting in the water without a worry in the world.

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I love this photo of my granddaughter swimming with the dolphin thinking this is the coolest thing ever. This was on her 11th birthday, she calls her million dollar birthday. If you haven’t noticed , I love my Granddaughter.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: The Sign Says

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This is a sign that caught our eye while driving in New Orleans. WE laughed wondering if we did stop we would get a ticket or if we didn’t stop we would get a ticket. We took our chance and stopped.

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This sign wasn’t clear if the arrow was pointing to the RV Park or the doggie potty land  Having traveled in our RV for many years we know that it was just as important to know were the doggies place was in the park. This is only sign we ever ran across that let you know right off the bat were we had to walk our dog.

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It is important that everyone knows that this is a duck crossing area. Just across the street is the Augusta,GA Green Jackets Baseball Park and signs saying Mercedes Benz parking only. I thought to my self – WOW these ducks have clout.

When Sunday morning my wife and I and  some friends went to the flea market in
San Diego when I saw this sign. I had to have a picture of this. When I was
taken the picture the man came walking towards me telling me, NO Pictures. To
late I already took it.This sign made me laugh because it is so true that it is funny. Today kids have it so made that they don’t know how good they have it.

Weekly Photo Challenge:Near and Far

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I love these challenges, it allows me the look at my photos differently. I never really thought of a lot of my photos from a different perspective as to what they could mean to different  words. So I’m having a lot of fun with these challenges. I find them provoking and of course “challenging”.

This is a photo I took in New Port,Oregon. Really clean neat town with some rolling hills,just enough to make it interesting and photographable.

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It flows right down this hill into the ocean, maybe I should rephrase that, down the hill TO the ocean. I found that there was plenty to see and photograph here in New Port.

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This picture was a fluke. We weren’t even suppose to be here. We stopped in Cheyenne, WY for a short lay over before we went on to Yellowstone National Park. we never made it to the park because of motor home problems and had to return to Cheyenne, where we ended up staying for two more weeks.  That gave us a chance to visit Rocky Mountain National Park.  Let me say the North America has some gorgeous National Parks. My wife and I have had the good fortune to see several of them.

This is Thomson River Gorge going to visit Rocky Mountain National Park.

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This is a pearl of a beach, I have spent many days in this area. We have camped down at the Strand State Beach in Coronado,CA a few weeks at a time. One time when we were there it was Thanksgiving and we fried a couple of turkeys. My friend’s wife came out of her 5th wheel with a knife,a jar of mayo and a bag of rolls. We sliced up some of that hot turkey and made sandwiches that here out of this world.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Summer

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These are a few photos that mean summer to me.

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Camping and playing down at the nearest lake to keep cool.

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Or just traveling checking out new places or beautiful water falls.

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On The Road Again

January of 1994 we lost our townhouse in the Northridge earthquake. Epicenter was just a mile or so from  were we lived. We were asleep but not after being shaken out of our beds and  half scared out of our wits. Glass was breaking down stairs in the kitchen and the walls seem to be fluctuating.

About a mile and a half from were we lived a three story apartment building collapsed.

Unfortunately we had not bought our first motor home until after the earth quake.  We sure could have used it back then. Instead we stayed in a hotel for a few weeks until the power and the gas and the water was turned back on.  I remember standing in line just to get some bottled water. We lost everything in the refrigerator and the freezer..

My wife worked four ten hour days and was off Friday, Saturday, Sunday. Back to work on Monday. Thursday mornings I would take our motor home and towed our Chevy S10 down to the beach in Ventura, find a camping site and pay for the weekend. Then drove back home in the S10 with our little dog. Thursday after Nancy would get off work we would put anything else we wanted to take down to the beach and load the dog and head for the beach. Friday we would wake up to the sound of the crashing of waves on the rocks. Our motor home was only a few feet from the rocks that lead down to the ocean. We did this almost three weekends out of the month,every month. In the winter we liked to go there even if we had to stay inside because it was cold and watch movies or read. I was already retired, just hadn’t started collecting my pension yet. It still was a wonderful time in our lives.

The one picture that best describes how gorgeous it was, is when Nancy’s Mom came to  visit around Thanksgiving and we cooked dinner at the beach. Could this be any better!

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This is Betty (Nancy’s Mom) and me.                   Betty enjoying the day

.   We have been living in our motor home for the most part since1997.  We would be on the road 8 to 10 months out of the year. By the way Nancy quit work in January 1997. We get to hit the road when ever we want. We spend summers mostly in San Diego,CA or up along the Oregon coast and the winters in Savannah,GA.

When traveling across the states we often stay over night in Wal-Mart parking lots. Our grand daughter wanted to stay in the motor home over night while at a Wal-Mart. Seems she wanted to tell her friends she slept in Wal-Mart parking lot. She thought that was hotter than popcorn especially the part were she could use the bathroom while in the parking lot. Some of the silliest things make kids happy. I wish all of us adults could remember how to see life through a child’s eyes.

We also stay over night or longer in casino parking lots. Nancy would say we can stay over night at the casino and save money.  We stayed but have never been able to save any money staying in their parking lots.

We have a forty foot diesel pusher motor home and we love it. We usually drive back and forth across the United States every year,since ‘96. We have made many friends over the years and some have become our adopted family. In fact almost closer than our immediate family.  We have some friends that every time we hit the road we call them and start singing the Willie Nelson’s song “On The Road Again”

Isn’t life beautiful!!

It doesn’t get much better than this!

What do you think?

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