Category Archives: Vacation

Backs of Things – Sunday Stills Photo Challenge

It is of the small joys and little pleasures that the greatest of our days are built. – Mary Anne Radmacher Here’s my submission for the Sunday Stills Challenge, “Backs of Things”.  Obviously the photo shows people, not things.   … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Carefree

My entry this week in the Weekly Photo Challenge: Carefree    These photos were taken in June, 2012 at the Yaquina Head Lighthouse in Newport, OR.  It was a fun, relaxing, carefree vacation.  The dark rocks are basalt pebbles and when … Continue reading

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WordPress Daily Prompt: Hands

My submission to the WordPress Daily Prompt: Hands These photos were taken this June at SeaWorld San Diego.  My daughter, Aurora, was having a ball playing with the starfish and letting them curl around her hand. See other great interpretations … Continue reading

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I think my family vacations are cursed.  I seem to have no problem when it is my own immediate family of everything falling into place and running smoothly while on vacation.  When I was married, our family took many vacations … Continue reading

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WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: One Shot, Two Ways

                  My submission for the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge this week.  The challenge is to submit photos taken at the same time, of the same place, but of a different angle.  I seem … Continue reading

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Go Go Go: Saving $$ and still seeing it all while on vacation!

TripAdvisor is something akin to a travel Bible for me.  I love to read the reviews of the places I plan to visit (or not to visit after reading).  When we decided last fall to take the kids on a trip … Continue reading

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“There are lives I can imagine without children but none of them have the same laughter & noise.” ― Brian Andreas Life would definitely not be the same without my kids.  It would, no doubt be much quieter, but a lot … Continue reading

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