Shooting Journal: Travel

September 9, 2018

For the past several years, I've been struggling with health annoyances that pretty much put a chill on most of our usual activities. Medical visits were our social life, doctors' offices and hospitals our hangouts. Fortunately, having survived all go this, we're moving on and life is becoming more normal.

July 31, 2012

Apologies to Tennessee Williams, but this has been the hottest summer I can remember.

May 5, 2012

Traveling to Charleston, South Carolina early in April seemed like a good idea. The azaleas and camellias would be in full color about then. Unfortunately, we had not counted on the effects of our strange spring this year, with March seeming like April and vice versa. By the time we arrived, the best of the flowering spring plants had faded.

June 15, 2011

On a recent trip to Richmond, Virginia and the Outer Banks of North Carolina, we once again combined vacation with photography opportunities. Winter and early spring were cold, wet and dreary in Dayton and much of the Midwest, so the idea of getting out with a camera where sun was actually shining was not to be missed.

October 9, 2010

We had heard for several years that there was a wildlife park somewhere in Ohio that housed exotic species. Since we assumed this was just a big zoo in a wide open space setting, we were interested but not enough to pursue a visit. Three things occurred, however, that changes our outlook.

October 8, 2010

Two days of exploring the Oregon Coast were far too few. For one thing, giving us some sympathy with the Corps of Discovery, we found the Pacific Ocean more difficult to locate than we anticipated.

October 6, 2010

This lively Northwest U.S. city has a really fortunate location. Immediately to the east is the stunning Columbia River Gorge and Mt. Hood. To the north are Mt. St. Helen's and Mt. Adams, while the coast is a 90 minute drive west.

September 29, 2010

High in the Garnet Range Mountains of Montana, seven paved and four gravel miles off the beaten path, lies the historic ghost town of Garnet, Montana.

September 28, 2010

It would be hard not to like a town with a theater named "Wilma". The laid-back town of Missoula, Montana is such a place. There seems to be a very tolerant attitude that is reflected in the intriguing variety of people who, along with our son, call it home.

September 22, 2010

The tale we were told about the name of this town in Idaho involves the early French explorers of the area attempting to buy the land from the native Americans for a few trinkets.