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Quick April Tennessee Trip

We had to visit a woman near Roanoke, VA, who is hosting a foster cat that Chris wants to adopt and decided to make a quick trip down to Cades Cove, Great Smokey Mountains National Park. We got a late start, but drove about 500 miles down

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Southern Comfort – Florida

I had a mini-reunion of fraternity brothers scheduled for Key West, starting on February 25.  Chris suggested driving down to give us more flexibility, rather than flying.  After some thought, we decided that driving was the best option for transportation. At the end of the second day

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New Mexico

On February 11, we left early for BWI and a flight to Albuquerque for a week in New Mexico.  After renting a car, we drove about 100 miles south to San Antonio, where we left the interstate and drove seven miles in to Bosque del Apache National

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Tennessee Travels

In late December I noticed that an Asian Hooded Crane was being seen in Tennessee.  This bird has never been seen in North America, so I knew I just had to get him.  When our planned cruise through the Panama Canal fell through, we decided to make

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Holidays in Northern California

We flew to San Francisco, rented a car and immediately headed north.  Our destination was Calusa National Wildlife Refuge, north and west of Sacramento.  Our target here was the Falcated Duck, an East Asian bird that seldom shows up in North America.  It had been at this

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Mid-December in Delaware

Exactly two weeks after my early December 27 hour trip to Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge, I returned.  I hoped to get another shot at the snazzy Red Fox that I had photographed before.  How things had changed!  There was not a single colored leaf on any

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Spontaneous Short Trip

We were planning to visit the Eastern Shore the week of December 5, but looked at the weather forecast on Dec 1 and saw that it was going to rain Monday and Tuesday and snow on Wednesday.  Spontaneously, we just decided to haul out that afternoon for

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October Work

I was out and about almost every day in October, working on two projects.  One was the annual competition for the U.S. Capitol Historical Society’s calendar, “We The People.”  I have been successful each year for the past five in placing at least one image in that

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Ecuador 12

On August 30,  I flew down to Quito for my twelth visit to Ecuador in the last four years.  Our first top, with my old guide, Rudy Gelis, was Pululua Crater, about an hour and a half from Quito.  Never been here before.  We did see Scarlet-bellied

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Fire Results

We had to move out of the house for nearly eight weeks as the restoration company worked on the house.  The entire upstairs was chemically cleaned and then the walls painted.  All clothes had to be dry-cleaned.  All the bedding in the burn room was discarded, as

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Big Fire

We had just said goodbye to a guest at her car, and walked back to the house. We opened the door and all the smoke alarms were sounding off. There was heavy smoke evident. We thought that our cat was caught in the room that was on

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Big Storm

    Yesterday a violent thunderstorm passed through here, knocking down many branches and trees.  My new car was damaged, unfortuantely.  Afterwards Chris and I went out to McKee Beschars Wildlife Area to check things out.  It was calm and very pleasant, with the storm lowering the

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Welcome Everybody!

Welcome everybody! I’ll be posting news from my travels, exciting experiences around the world and other information…

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