Calaveras Big Trees State Park, June 24, 2012

July 26th, 2012 | Posted by Steve in California | Memorials | Parks - (Comments Off)
6-IMG_6816 Fran & Jonathan in the trees

The previous post covers Jamestown and its historic railway.  Once we left Jamestown we headed to the Calaveras Big Trees State Park about an hour away and higher into the Sierra Nevada mountains.  We had decided on this as our ultimate goal.  It was a place none of us had visited before. I am often …
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2-IMG_6470 Hodgenville square

May 19, 2012.  I left early hoping to visit 3 places within 40-50 miles of the hotel.  First on the list was Hodgenville, the town Abraham Lincoln lived near until he was about 7 or 8.  Lincoln was born at Sinking Spring Farm, shown in an earlier post.  Sinking Spring Farm was on an area …
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Mammoth Cave National Park, KY.

May 13th, 2012 | Posted by Steve in National Parks | Parks | United States of America - (Comments Off)
1-IMG_6396 historical entrance

May 12, 2012.  Saturday I slept late then headed south about 60 miles to Mammoth Cave, KY.  The cave itself is about 10 miles off Interstate 65. I-65 runs almost due south from Elizabethtown to Cave City, but halfway there I found myself leaving the Eastern Time Zone and entering the Central Time Zone.  I …
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Ft. Macon, North Carolina

March 4th, 2012 | Posted by Steve in Forts | Museums | Parks | Uncategorized - (Comments Off)
9-5485 Fort Macon interior

March 3, 2012 I have been in Fayetteville, North Carolina since Feb. 14 with no reason to drag out my camera.  An old friend of mine, Mark Buchner, now lives in NC, but he lives about two hours from Fayetteville.  We finally got our schedules cleared and agreed to meet in Jacksonville, NC for some …
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Watertown, NY

February 15th, 2012 | Posted by Steve in Buildings | Parks | Uncategorized - (Comments Off)
1-5345 Civil War memorial Watertown

Feb 3, 2012 Unlike the last post named Watertown, this one really has photos of Watertown in it. Friday we did what we call a “pack & wrap” at work.  Nothing else was left to do & we got out early.  I had the car for the rest of the day so I decided to …
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Keep Austin Weird

January 23rd, 2012 | Posted by Steve in Museums | Parks | Texas - (Comments Off)
34-5113 Lucy in Disguise

This is the 2nd post from my January 14 sight seeing trip to Austin, and the 3rd post about Austin so far.  It is an interesting place, and all I think I’ve done is scratch the surface.  Many of the photos here are just placement shots to get a feel for the town. Once Jonathan, …
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1-4660 Monument to Cabrillo

I think this post will have some better photos than the previous post.  I doubt if many will make it into print, but I think you will find some of them visually pleasing.  These were all shot Dec. 21, 2011. Our first stop the next morning after our trip to Balboa Park was the Point …
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Balboa Park, San Diego

January 11th, 2012 | Posted by Steve in Buildings | California | Parks | United States of America - (Comments Off)
2-4598 California tower from Alcazar garden

Time and events have gotten away from me.  In early November I had my 2nd cataract successfully removed with a lens implant taking its place.  The necessity of using a contact lens to balance out my vision ceased with that operation.  Now I only wear glasses for close up work, reading and the computer.  I …
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