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The Journey(s): Day 23

The Journey(s): Day 23

Day 23: California Kelp – and more

With “only” 30 days to complete The Journey, we considered not going to Channel Islands National Park to dive the California Kelp Forest – so glad we took the day to do so…

After a restful bed in Burbank (thanks bro), drive to Long Beach, ferry to Avalon/Catalina Island, and in the water at noon, the Garibaldi (the official marine state fish of California) – and more – were waiting for us.  In our pre-dive briefing, Mark, our guide from #Catalina.ScubaLuv, mentioned he’d been seeing large black sea bass and a few other cool things – one of the best things of diving – getting to see new things!

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The Journey(s): Day 22

The Journey(s): Day 22

Day 22: California Dreaming

8 of the 58 National Parks are located in California.  The Journey will bring us through six.  On Monday we visited three:  Yosemite, Kings Canyon, and Sequoia. 

Yes, a breakneck pace – and as Meg and I reflect on the last three weeks, we realize it’s almost sensory overload – we have seen SO MUCH – in such a short period of time.  Live Life! 

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The Journey(s): Day 20 & 21

The Journey(s): Day 20 & 21

WEEKEND!

Day 20

Crater Lake National Park was formed by a VERY big volcano – the lake is 6 miles across and 2000 feet deep.  We’re talking BIG VOLCANO.

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The Journey(s): Day 18 & 19

The Journey(s): Day 18 & 19

Day 18

Today I had time away from the National Parks Journey to take part in a side journey – I had a great time with the Foto Source folks at their Niagara Falls, Canada show!

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The Journey(s): Day 17

The Journey(s): Day 17

Does it count on The Journey road trip if I take a picture outside of the United States, of the United States, of one of our parks...?

Actually, Niagara Falls is a State Park, not a National Park, so "doesn't qualify".

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The Journey(s): Day 16

The Journey(s): Day 16

Diving Puget Sound, Washington

Have you ever looked at an animal and wondered what they were thinking?  Or, feel you know what they’re thinking?  I think I know what this one is thinking:  “Whatcha lookin at?”

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The Journey(s) Day 15

The Journey(s) Day 15

Day 15:

I’ve traveled to Seattle for business many times, have hit the tourist spots and even drove up to the Cascades once in winter with a good friend and business associate, but had never ventured over to Olympic National Park – just “never had the time”. 

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WEEKEND Recap – Day 13 and Day 14

WEEKEND Recap – Day 13 and Day 14

Let’s see, how should we spend the weekend?

Day 13:

Let’s start with a “brief” drive from Boise, ID, through a bit of Oregon, to Walla Walla, WA, for wine tasting, antipasto platter, brick oven pizza, and chocolate soufflé – YUM! 

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The Journey(s) Day 11

The Journey(s) Day 11

Don’t Blink 

“Don’t blink, it goes by in a heartbeat.”   I often use this phrase when speaking with parents of young children.  The time we get to spend with children as they grow and begin seeing the world in new and different ways is one of the greatest joys of being a parent.

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The Journey(s) Day 10

The Journey(s) Day 10

Reliving Moments and Making Memories  

Spend 10 days in the car, traveling 6K miles, with someone you love completely, and you’re bound to have some great conversations… and also some agitated times.

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The Journey(s) Day 9

The Journey(s) Day 9

America The Beautiful – Utah and Nevada Style

Have you ever been to Zion National Park –OMG!  We had intended to hike Angels Landing, but 102 smoky degrees changed our mind to a lovely hike through the Narrows – a river through towering cliffs.

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The Journey(s) Day 8

The Journey(s) Day 8

America The Beautiful – Utah Style

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The Journey(s) Day 7

The Journey(s) Day 7

America The Beautiful – Colorado Style

– A Picture Says a Thousand Words

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The Journey(s) Day 6

The Journey(s) Day 6

Memories and Snapshots  

The Journey is full of memories – events, experiences, people, the list is endless.  We often memorialize these memories with a snapshot.  Snapshots cause memories to come flooding back as if it was yesterday. 

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The Journey(s): Day 5

The Journey(s): Day 5

Today was almost like going home day.  We visited Rocky Mountain National Park.  My wife and I met in Colorado and Meg chose to go to school here as well, so it allowed us to visit, revisit, and create new favorite places and friends.

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The Journey(s): Day 4

The Journey(s): Day 4

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

The quote is attributed to many – pursued by many – and a lot of what The Journey is about.

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The Journey(s): Day 3

The Journey(s): Day 3

Red sky’s at night – Diver’s Delight!

What 12K mile road trip would be complete without a few dives!

While getting fitted for a Madiera wreck dive in Lake Superior, we heard the rumble of thunder.  The storm location and hour drive north of Duluth, MN provided a beautiful day and dive.  Vis a bit low due to recent rains, but, extremely enjoyable and we were also able to make some new inquisitive friends – Sculpins – Give your pics the Vivid-Pix Fix!

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Journey(s): Day 2

Journey(s): Day 2

The night provided a bit of adventure, the morning was comprised of a beautiful walk (Rick) / run (Meg) around Brandywine Falls, and the day was full of asphalt.

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The Journey(s): Day 1

The Journey(s): Day 1

Day 1 – Monday, August 28, 2017

To complete The National Parks Journey, we must stay on plan:

5:15 wake-up. 

6:00 wheels up.

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Digital Photography Tips Part 3: Filters & Software

Digital Photography Tips Part 3: Filters & Software

Understanding camera settings, like we discussed in Digital Photography Tips Part 2, is fundimental.  However, there are things out there that can enhance your images, and those are filters and software.

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