For one week short of a month I toured Peru and Ecuador (more specifically Lima, Cusco, Agua Calientes, Machu Picchu, Quito, and the Galapagos Islands). I have the credit card debt and a few terabytes of digital photos to prove it. I’m working on taming both. During the three-week sojourn I photographed significant monuments, impressive… Continue reading Chuckle Photography
After reviewing my Machu Picchu and Galapagos Island South American vacation posts on Facebook I realized that I left out a few details. Facebook Friends (and whomever or whatever gathers my data in sketchy manners) would surmise that hiking to the Sun Gate, snorkeling with sea turtles, cruising the islands, and sampling exotic cuisine comprised… Continue reading Don’t Take Me At Facebook Value
Blogiversary- I made that word up. I know for sure because I didn’t read it on the Internet when I Googled it. Blogiversary is a portmanteau. A portmanteau is a combination of two blended words with two blended meanings, like a sloppy compound word. Think smog (smoke + fog) or fenemy (friend + enemy). I… Continue reading Blogiversary
Thank you very much, world! Thank you for a clever son, a funny brother, and a fiancé who tracks down unique recipes and whips them up for me! (Poblano Pepper Soup is my latest favorite.) Thank you for extended family, long time friends, and doodle dogs that keep life interesting! Thank you for sound health,… Continue reading Small Things In Life Deserve A Big Thank You, Too!
Moose blocking your trail? Wait patiently, keep your distance, and step behind a tree. Bear halting your hike? Speak softly, back up, and ready your pepper spray. Boulders falling at random? Read warnings, drive forward, and cross your fingers. I waited patiently for a bull, cow, and calf moose to clear my path at Isle… Continue reading Rocky Risks