The Essence of Jim and Judie

The Essence of Jim and Judie Judie Talkative ~ Spontaneous ~ Organized ~ Humorous ~ Optimistic ~ Adventurous Jim Sensitive ~ Precise ~ Enthusiastic ~ Adventuresome ~ Happy ~ Nice Very few people have made as much impact on my life as these two people.  They have been like having a big brother and a […]

3 Days of Eilean Donan

Three Days at Eileen Donan I was on a mission during our trip to Scotland in 2023.  I would get my calendar-worthy picture of Eileen Donan Castle no matter what! To do that, I would need several opportunities under different lighting conditions. I knew that if I stayed in one spot long enough in Scotland, […]

CUBA ~ The view from the Pink Convertible

CUBA ~  The View from the Pink Convertible I wanted to see the non-tourist Cuba. I knew it would expose me to a different level of poverty from what I have seen before. I have been exposed to poverty in several countries before.  For some reason, this hit me harder and made me even more […]


Newfoundland As Beautiful as the land is, Its people are even more Beautiful! We were in Newfoundland for 17 days, and I took almost 6,000 pictures.  Everywhere I looked was a photo to be taken.  We crossed the island from west to east and went into remote communities in the north and south. We both […]

Native American Celebration

My conference trip to Dallas coincided with the Native American Celebration held in Dallas, Texas.  I had a basic idea of what to expect, but that idea turned into a wow experience.  I was going to stay a n hour or so.  I ended up staying for most of the show.   I’m not up […]

Travel Canada

Travel Canada Alberta British Columbia Newfoundland 

Algonquin & Oxtongue Lake area

Algonquin & Oxtongue lake area My first visit to Algonquin Park and area was in July 1964 as a ten-year-old.  My family had just arrived from Egypt the month before.   My aunt Marie and her husband, Emanuel Gharghoury took us there because our families have camped numerous times together prior to this. The only […]

Travel USA

TRAVEL USA I have had the pleasure of visiting all 48 contiguous states. Still needing Alaska and Hawaii for the full set of states. I have a fun minimum standard to consider a state visit – I must do three things in a state. I have to take a picture, eat a meal and use […]


LANDSCAPES Donna and I have been married since 1976 and have developed a symbiotic relationship with our waking hours.  This is especially true when we are on holiday.  I can not sleep and find that I have to wake the sun up. On the other hand, she needs more sleep and is not a morning […]

Travel – Europe

TRAVEL – EUROPE We’ve been to Europe several times and plan on going back some more. Every place we visited has been special.  It provides us with a lot of the things we look for with Natural history, Man-made history, Museums, architecture and ancient history. Our core belief is that every place is special.  Another […]

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