Lens Artists Photo Challenge – Unique

This week Amy asks us to share something unique. She writes, “We are looking forward to seeing your interpretation of unique, which may be a building, person, color, place, photo…” You can view her entire challenge post of a beautiful Buddhist Temple in Japan here. For my challenge response, I decided to share a collection of unique places and objects rather than focus on one particular subject. Continue reading

Cabo San Lucas – The Glass Factory

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

He started with a glowing orange glob of molten glass. He then dipped it in white and yellow glass beads. Our last stop on our excursion to San José del Cabo found us almost all the way back to Cabo San Lucas and the marina bay. We visited The Glass Factory, a business that creates many hand-blown glass products. Continue reading

Cellpic Sunday – 23 June 2019

Mandan, North Dakota.

A couple of Sundays ago, I made the trip to Mandan’s Y19 airport for their annual Planes and Pancakes fly-in. I try to get there every year to help share the Civil Air Patrol story, sometimes bringing along the glider behind me. That was the case on this day, as well as hoping to give some Civil Air Patrol members a sortie or two in the glider after we showed it off to the fly-in attendees. Continue reading

Lens Artists Photo Challenge – Trees

This week, Ann-Christine asks us to share our favorite images of trees. Truly I have some favorite shots and a favorite tree (that I will likely never see in real life again.) That’s a story I will share in a bit. Before wintering in Arizona, I’d only known mesquite as a product available in wood chips that are burned in a smoker for a delightfully flavorful cut of meat. This fast growing drought-tolerant species is quite at home in the Sonoran Desert. I love how it’s branches take numerous “jags” as they grow. In the opening photo, an old Chilean Mesquite tree is silhouetted by the setting sun.

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Panama Canal Cruise 2019 – Cabo San Lucas Revisited

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

We are off on another Panama Canal Cruise. When we first went in 2013, our thought was that this would be a “once in a lifetime” trip for us. Last year that changed when my sister and her boyfriend said they were thinking of making the trip. After asking lots of questions about our trip, their decision was to make the trek through the canal. They invited us to travel with them. In April, we found ourselves boarding the Norwegian Star out of Los Angeles bound for Miami. Continue reading

Cellpic Sunday – 16 June 2019

Somewhere on the Atlantic Ocean.

In previous Cellpic Sunday posts, I’ve mentioned transiting the Panama Canal in early April and featured a few cellphone shots from that trip. Starting on this week’s Travel Tuesday, for the next several weeks, it’s time to begin sharing the photos captured on our excursions in Mexico, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Colombia, not to mention the canal transit itself. Regular readers may recall that some years back Lynn and I left Miami for Los Angeles. This year, at the urging of my sister and her boyfriend, we headed south toward Panama and visited several new (to us) cities along the way. Continue reading

Lens Artists Photo Challenge – My Favorite Things

This week, Patti Moed throws us a softball challenge, share photos about our favorite things. As I love travel and all it’s possibilities of new faces and new places, I will focus my challenge response not on the locations but on the modes of travel. After all, for me, it is as much the journey as the destination. Continue reading