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Yellowstone Part II…

Today seems like good day for another post on Yellowstone. I’ve been there a few times. The first time, there was this incessant need to try and hit all of the most popular spots (old faithful, etc), because it’s Yellowstone, you have to! On my most recent trip, however, I realized the freedom that now comes with visiting the same place more than once. I can avoid the crowds and the places everyone else wants to be, and search instead for the quieter parts of the park. I don’t have to be driven by the certain time frames the geysers are supposed to go off, I can plan my own day. Don’t get me wrong! The geysers and the popular places are amazing, but taking the time to see the more secluded parts have a value all their own!

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A Picture for Today…

I just ran across this picture from a few years ago. It’s one of the first pictures I ever took with my Digital SLR camera and, to be honest, I didn’t have any idea what I was doing at the time. It was during the spring in Arizona, all of the snow was melting in the mountains, and this valley was starting to flood (off camera, the creek to the right was overflowing its banks and all kinds of trees and debris were getting pushed downstream). As I look at it now, I can still remember how much I enjoyed that day, standing in the drizzling rain with my new camera. For that, this will always be one of my favorite photos.az cam 003

Florida Weather…

For most people, a trip to Florida usually means hopes of sunshine and warm weather…but occasionally (or more frequently in the summer) the sky will cloud up and create a spectacular afternoon thunderstorm. I find it beautiful, but I know many people don’t enjoy rainy weather on vacation…:)  So I’ve tried to include a variety of Florida pictures below…436 Trip to Florida 2011 030 2014 0882014 123 2014 015 2014 147 2014 043 2014 106