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Posts tagged “Holiday

Lost in Arches National Park

Arches National Park

Jason reminded me that on our family vacation out west, he and I got lost in Arches National Park, Moab, Utah. I wanted to take a nighttime photo of the Delicate Arch. The arch is 1 mile walk from the car. We trekked  in daylight but couldn’t find our way back at night. We had to literally call out “Help”! Someone, who wasn’t lost, came to our rescue and guided us back to our car.
Returning to the hotel, I found Deb (I state this “politely”) unhappy. She was “thisclose” to calling the police. Secretly I think she was happy I had a ton of scratches on my legs from the thick bushes Jay and I walked through on our “lost” journey. (The photo above is from the night.)


Social Distancing…

Seaside, Ocean, Beach,

… at the Seashore.


A Street Musician in London

Street musician, london, england

In the Westminster Underground station in London,
a musician plies his trade playing the saxophone.


Pie Town

Pie Town, Arizona

While on the road in Arizona, we passed through “Pie Town”.
It was closed so we couldn’t buy any pie.


Streets of San Francisco

Cable Car, San Francisco

The Cable Car.
A San Francisco tradition.


Monument Valley…

Monument Valley, Clouds, B&W, Black and white photography, fine art

…in black and white.


Fireworks!

fireworks

It finally feels like summer. Let the fireworks begin!


Brighton, England

Brighton, England, Beach, Ocean, Swimming

Sunbathers enjoying a beautiful day at the beach in Brighton, England.


The Road Ahead

road, New Mexico, travel

…and into the future.


At the Beach

Beach-Chairs

Summertime at the beach.


Vegas, Baby, Vegas

Las Vegas, High Roller, Ferris Wheel

Image made from atop in the High Roller.
It’s Las Vegas’ version of the London Eye.
Highly recommended.


Trafalgar Square

Big Ben, Trafalgar Square, London, England, Double Decker Bus

A view of Big Ben from Trafalgar Square, London.


My own “A Christmas Story”

A Christmas Story, Christmas Tree, Xmas Day, toy, robot, Big Loo

For those unfamiliar with Jean Shepherd’s “A Christmas Story”, it is the story of Ralphie and his quest for a Red Ryder BB Gun. “I want an official Red Ryder, carbine action, two-hundred shot range model air rifle,” exclaims Ralphie! The movie follows his adventures of trying to convince his parents, his teacher and the department store Santa Claus that this would be the perfect Christmas gift. (It also tells the story of his dad wining a “major prize” – the now infamous “leg lamp”.) When Christmas arrives, Ralphie scrambles to open his gifts but is disappointed when he doesn’t find the Red Ryder. As he sits on the couch trying not to show his sadness  his father says, “What’s that by the desk?” The Red Ryder was hidden in the corner, out of view. When Ralphie see the box, he knows that his Christmas wish has come true.

(For those unaware, “A Christmas Story” was based on a collection of individual stories written by Jean Shepherd in the 1960’s. )

I also had my own “A Christmas Story” gift. It was 1963 and the toy was “Big Loo”. It was a robot that stood 3 feet tall.  Just of few of it’s features were that it could talk, squirt water from its navel, was equipped with a compass, whistle, bell, a Morse code clicker with chart, and could bend over and pick up objects. For me, it was the greatest gift ever made. And when Christmas arrived, my big desire was also “hidden in the corner, out of view”. And when my Mom pointed out the box, I knew that my Christmas wish had come true.

Of all the toys I received when I was a child, that is the one I still have. Some gifts are too special to ever get rid of.

My Big Loo & me.


Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas, Gnomes

It’s almost that time!


Social Distancing…

Seaside, Ocean, Beach,

… at the Seashore.


Zombie Halloween

Las Vegas, Night, Nighttime, Zombies

Zombies are everywhere! Including Vegas…


Happy New Year

Happy New Year, fireworks

Happy New Year to all!


Relaxing

Beverage, Drink

Relaxing during the holidays.


Happy Thanksgiving

This is what my wife and I am thankful for.


The Road Ahead

road, New Mexico, travel

…and into the future.
I was heading in the direction of Socorro, New Mexico.
My destination was the Very Large Array (VLA).


Lost in Arches National Park

Arches National Park

Jason reminded me that 10 years + 1 week ago (8-20-09), on our family vacation out west, he and I got lost in Arches National Park, Moab, Utah. I wanted to take a nighttime photo of the Delicate Arch. The arch is 1 mile walk from the car. We trekked  in daylight but couldn’t find our way back at night. We had to literally call out “Help”! Someone, who wasn’t lost, came to our rescue and guided us back to our car.
Returning to the hotel, I found Deb (I state this “politely”) unhappy. She was “thisclose” to calling the police. Secretly I think she was happy I had a ton of scratches on my legs from the thick bushes Jay and I walked through on our “lost” journey. (The photo above is from the night.)


Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas, Gnomes

It’s almost that time!


Surrounded by Water

Surrounded by Water, Ocean Wave, Ocean, Wave, Splash, Swimmer, Swim

Surrounded by Water. At the ocean, a wave surrounds my son, the swimmer.


My own “A Christmas Story”

A Christmas Story, Christmas Tree, Xmas Day, toy, robot, Big Loo

For those unfamiliar with Jean Shepherd’s “A Christmas Story”, it is the story of Ralphie and his quest for a Red Ryder BB Gun. “I want an official Red Ryder, carbine action, two-hundred shot range model air rifle,” exclaims Ralphie! The movie follows his adventures of trying to convince his parents, his teacher and the department store Santa Claus that this would be the perfect Christmas gift. (It also tells the story of his dad wining a “major prize” – the now infamous “leg lamp”.) When Christmas arrives, Ralphie scrambles to open his gifts but is disappointed when he doesn’t find the Red Ryder. As he sits on the couch trying not to show his sadness  his father says, “What’s that by the desk?” The Red Ryder was hidden in the corner, out of view. When Ralphie see the box, he knows that his Christmas wish has come true.

(For those unaware, “A Christmas Story” was based on a collection of individual stories written by Jean Shepherd in the 1960’s. )

I also had my own “A Christmas Story” gift. It was 1963 and the toy was “Big Loo”. It was a robot that stood 3 feet tall.  Just of few of it’s features were that it could talk, squirt water from its navel, was equipped with a compass, whistle, bell, a Morse code clicker with chart, and could bend over and pick up objects. For me, it was the greatest gift ever made. And when Christmas arrived, my big desire was also “hidden in the corner, out of view”. And when my Mom pointed out the box, I knew that my Christmas wish had come true.

Of all the toys I received when I was a child, that is the one I still have. Some gifts are too special to ever get rid of.

My Big Loo & me.