Cheryl's Summer 2017 Trip - Part 3

November 01, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Part 3 includes:

  • Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, Akron, OH

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Stan Hywet Gardens - Akron OH - Aug 2017 - 18Stan Hywet Gardens - Akron OH - Aug 2017 - 18


Cheryl's Summer 2017 Trip - Part 2

October 11, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Part 2 includes:

  • Grand Rapids, OH
  • West End Market, Cleveland, OH
  • Lakeview Cemetery, Cleveland, OH

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Lakeview Cemetery - Cleveland OH - Aug 2017 - 16Lakeview Cemetery - Cleveland OH - Aug 2017 - 16


Cheryl's Summer 2017 Trip - Part 1

October 11, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

We took a road trip this summer.  Usually Cheryl likes me to do all the planning and figuring out where we are going to go and then she says she will just be happy to follow.  Such a deal, huh?  :-)  But before we go I always show her a general itinerary and tell her to have a look and if there is anything 100 miles or so off the route at any time, or for that matter, on the route, that she would like to see, just let me know and we will add it to the trip.  She does pick things she wants to see and places she wants to go, but she likes me to do all the beginning research and planning for what it's going to look like.

Having said that, this time we decided to do something different.  I asked Cheryl to make up an itinerary of some things she would like to see and do and pick out everyone of them, with just her in mind, so that everything we did wouldn't just be her finding some things to do on "my" trip, but rather would be only those things she was interested in and not to worry about me - I would just enjoy letting her take the lead and would tag along and I'm sure I would find lots of interesting things and places along her planned route.

So that is what we did and the trip ended up being 24 days long, involving 4700 miles and 17 states, plus the District of Columbia.  Now we didn't do things in every one of those states.  Some were just on the route to get to and back from where we went.  Plus there was an unexpected detour at one point, but we did makes stops in about 10 of those states.

There will be several parts in this series which we will call - "Cheryl's Summer 2017 Trip"

Part 1 includes:

  • Barker Mansion, Michigan City, IN
  • Notre Dame University, South Bend, IN
  • RV/MH Hall of Fame and Museum, Elkhart, IN

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Anderson Photo Book #116 Completed

October 01, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Photo Album #116 includes the time period of Jun - Aug 2017.  This album includes:

  • A few assorted (non people) photos from Cheryl's family reunion in Branson, MO.
  • St Louis Arch

Album 116 has been uploaded to my Multi-Media Website.

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Branson Reunion - June 2017 - 17Branson Reunion - June 2017 - 17


Anderson Photo Book #115 Completed

July 21, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Photo Album #115 includes the time period of Jan - Jun 2017.  This album includes:

  • A Drive in the Country
  • Fort Scott, Kansas
  • Fort Worth Drying Beds
  • Odds & Ends

Album 115 has been uploaded to my Multi-Media Website.

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Shiloh National Military Park - Feb 2017

July 09, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

About 120 miles east of Memphis, just a few miles south of Pittsburg landing, TN, is the Shiloh National Military Park.  I had visited here a couple times before, just stopping quickly to visit a few of the close in sites of this expansive park.  While coming back from the Asheville, NC area in Feb, Cheryl and I made another stop, her first, and spent several hours driving through the whole park.  It was winter, of course, but actually rather warm for the season, however many of the trees had lost their leaves.  It had a stark, quiet, isolated look and feel to it and that seemed to emphasize even more the tragedy and loss of life that this place documented.

This 6.5 min. slideshow album has been uploaded to my Multi-Media Website.

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Shiloh National Military Park - Feb 2017 - 07Shiloh National Military Park - Feb 2017 - 07


North Carolina & Tennessee Travel Photos 2017

July 09, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

On our way home from our winter Florida trip we detoured to Georgia to visit our friends Craig and Judy Samples and then up to the Asheville NC area to visit my sister Cyndee and her husband Jim.  This 6 1/2 minute show offers some travel photos from NC and TN as we headed home.

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North Carolina and Tennessee Road Side Scenes - Jan 2017 - 20North Carolina and Tennessee Road Side Scenes - Jan 2017 - 20


Katy Trail Bike Ride - 2017

June 08, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

From May 22-27, 2017, I rode the Katy Trail 'Rails to Trails' bike path across southern Missouri.

I had my iPhone with me, so I took some pictures and recorded some video from day to day along the trail.  

This was only my second attempt at taking and using photos or videos with an iPhone, so this isn't by any means a great multi-media presentation, but it is a good and accurate documentation of my six day trip.  Now if I could just make that iPhone not jiggle so much when I'm riding my bike ...  :-)

(The text below is included in a slide on part 1 of the presentation if you would rather view it there.)

The Katy Trail is a 237 mile 'Rails to Trails' bike path stretching across most of the state of Missouri. Over half of it follows Lewis and Clark's journey on the Missouri River.  A Rails to Trails corridor is the result 
of what was once an abandoned rail route that has been converted to a bicycling path.

The rails are removed and a bike/walking/hiking (and sometimes equestrian) trail is built  to replace the old track.

All the existing routing, train trestles, and old station locations are incorporated to allow the 
users of the trail to follow the exact route through the countryside, across rivers and creeks and 
through cities that were originally on the route.

The surface is usually a hard crushed sand and gravel mixture which results in a smooth path.

In the U.S. there are currently more than 2,000 Rails to Trails conversions totaling 22,851 miles. 
The Katy Trail in Missouri is the 2nd longest Rails to Trails project.

Riding the old railroad lines is a pleasurable and satisfying experience as you travel the back
country and view all the sights along the way! 

This 6-part slideshow album has been uploaded to my Multi-Media Website.

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Florida Birds & Wildlife 2017

May 12, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

We visited the Ritch Grissom and Merritt Island Wetlands and National Wildlife Refuge locations in Florida.  These are great places to see and enjoy many of the Florida native bird species.

This 10 min slideshow album has been uploaded to my Multi-Media Website.

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Ritch Grissom Wetlands Florida - Jan 2017 - 05Ritch Grissom Wetlands Florida - Jan 2017 - 05


Everglades Natl Park Florida - Jan 2017

April 30, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

We headed out for two different access points to the Everglades National Park in Florida. (Shark Valley on the north side and the Anhinga Trail on the south side). At Shark Valley we took an hour tram ride in additional to doing some hiking on our own.  At the Anhinga Trail we spent several hours until closing, walking all the boardwalks and taking advantage of this beautiful location. We were rewarded with plenty of great wildlife to view and beautiful sunny, blue sky days to see it.

This 8 min slideshow album has been uploaded to my Multi-Media Website.

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Everglades Natl Park Florida Area - Jan 2017 - 17Everglades Natl Park Florida Area - Jan 2017 - 17


Florida Stops - 2017

April 30, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

This winter we spent about a week and a half in Florida.  Mike rode his bike in three different locations while Cheryl did some local sightseeing.  Then we visited some other areas we hadn't been to before or for some period of time.  This Photo Story highlights the cities and places we visited and will be followed up with a couple additional Photo Stories with photography from the Everglades National Park, the Ritch Grissom Memorial Wetlands, and the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge.

This Photo Story includes stops in:

  • Chiefland FL Area
  • Cedar Key, FL
  • Tarpon Springs FL
  • Naples FL
  • Key Largo/Key West FL

This 11.5 min slideshow album has been uploaded to my Multi-Media Website.

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Wakulla Springs, Florida

April 30, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

While on our way to Florida and travelling through the Florida Panhandle, close to Tallahassee, we noticed several signs along the road encouraging us to visit Wakulla Springs and take the nature boat ride.  So we took the detour and made an unscheduled stop that turned out to be a good choice.  Join us for a short visit to a beautiful place, and the location of the movie "Creature from the Black Lagoon".

This 5 min slideshow album has been uploaded to my Multi-Media Website.

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Wakulla Springs Florida - Jan 2017 - 30Wakulla Springs Florida - Jan 2017 - 30


Florida 2017 Bike Rides

March 25, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

While in Florida at the end of January 2017, I had taken my bike with me and was able to include three different rides at a few different locations in Florida.  We had beautiful weather and it sure was nice to have an opportunity to get some riding and exercise in during the winter months.

The rides were in the following areas:

Cheifland - Cross City - Trenton, Florida

Tarpon Springs Florida

ST. Petersburg, Florida.

This 8 min slideshow album has been uploaded to my Multi-Media Website.

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iPhone - Florida, Chiefland Bike Ride Loop - Jan 2017 - 09iPhone - Florida, Chiefland Bike Ride Loop - Jan 2017 - 09


Tucumcari, New Mexico

March 23, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Tucumcari, New Mexico is on old Route 66 and I always stop here when driving I-40\Route 66 through New Mexico.  There are a lot of towns, villages and cities along the old Route 66, but Tucumcari is my favorite for experiencing a slice of life from the old Route 66 era.

I've got several Photo-Stories that include Tucumcari from other trips.  This most recent time I stopped on my way back from Colorado, and as is almost always the case, I found more interesting sights to photograph.  If you ever get a chance to spend some time here, be sure to include it in your itinerary!   :-)

This 5.5 min slideshow album has been uploaded to my Multi-Media Website.

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New Mexico - Religious Heritage

March 19, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

On the way back from photographing some of the fall color in Colorado, I returned through New Mexico and stopped at two church sites ...

  • Rancho de Taos - Saint Francis Plaza
  • Santuario de Chimayo

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Colorado Fall Color Trip - Sep 2016 - Santuario De Chimayo 13Colorado Fall Color Trip - Sep 2016 - Santuario De Chimayo 13