Memory Monday, Week 40

July 1, 1979 — Port Angeles, Washington State. On our road trip to British Columbia the previous year, I’d slept inside the VW camper along with my parents; but this year, because I’d wished for a bit more privacy, my dad was good enough to bring along a small orange tent for me. Every evening he set it up at […]

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Memory Monday, Week 39

Six months ago, back in February, when I was still working my way through my dad’s old color slides for Memory Monday, I shared a bunch of images from the 1978 road trip I took with my mom and dad to British Columbia.  At the time I mentioned that although I hadn’t shot any photographs myself in 1978, I did have some […]

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American summer

Next Tuesday will be the Fourth of July — summer undeniably is upon us. Years ago, The Big Guy and I used to walk or bike down to the shore of Lake Natoma after dark every July 4th to watch the grand finale fireworks display above the Folsom Rodeo. For some reason, lately it’s become too much trouble to stay up […]

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Memory Monday, Week 27

Today I decided the best way to tell the story of our trip home from Christmas in Montana was through a few excerpts from my travel journal. Monday, December 28, 1992 — “When we left [heading home] on Sunday we drove through Missoula and took 90 East to avoid the Lost Trail Pass on 93, thinking the snow conditions might be […]

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The window seat

Coming home from our Christmas trip to Texas, I was so happy to get the window seat on the flight from Dallas-Fort Worth back to Sacramento!  Usually I’m sitting on the aisle; and while that’s not so bad… well, there’s usually not much to look at. This time, I was ready with my trusty Finepix AX655 and spent at least […]

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