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We’re Coming To Your City

As we traverse the country attending National and Regional Conferences, we visit Societies, Libraries and Points of Interest. Our no-cost events educate how to create your family stories. Follow Our Journey.

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2020 Your City. Your Story. Tour

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VIVID-PIX LAUNCHES “YOUR CITY - YOUR STORY” 11 CITY TOUR -- IMAGE RESTORATION SOFTWARE BRINGS FAMILY STORIES & MEMORIES BACK TO LIFE

Crosses U.S. to Showcase Patented AI Photo & Document Restoration Software and Education Programs for Family Historians, Genealogists, & Hobbyists

Release at: http://www.thomas-pr.com/vividpix/vividpixrootstechtourrelease.html

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Vivid-Pix Announces New Features to its RESTORE Software.

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Vivid-Pix announces adding metadata zoom/transcribe feature to its RESTORE software at Allen County Public Library

Vivid-Pix launches update at largest public library genealogy center in America

Alpharetta, Ga. and  Ft. Wayne, Ind. - Vivid-Pix, the inventor of easy-to-use image-improvement software, announced the latest Vivid-Pix RESTORE software enhancement - Zoom/Transcribe - will be launched July 9, at the Allen County Public Library, home to the largest genealogy center in a public library in America.

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Vivid-Pix Awarded Second Patent

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Vivid-Pix awarded second patent – brings faded photos back to life

Vivid-Pix RESTORE software adds document restoration

Alpharetta, Ga. - Vivid-Pix, the inventor of easy-to-use, image-improvement software, will reveal the latest improvements to Vivid-Pix RESTORE software for Mac and for Windows at RootsTech, Feb. 27 – March 2, 2018 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Vivid-Pix RESTORE now improves the color and contrast of scanned records, letters and documents, along with scanned, faded images and digital photos.

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The Journey(s): Day 30

The Journey(s): Day 30
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Day 30: Journey(s) & Meg’s Birthday!

THE Journey – Life.  A friend of mine has on her signature line: 

"Enjoy the journey." - Cathy Church

This simple, yet profound, sentiment is how she lives her life – upbeat, helping others and the environment  #CathyChurch

Thanks for joining us, hosting us, being a part of our 13K mile, 27 State, over 32 National Parks and Monuments, with detours/audibles/stops along the way journey.  It was an experience I’ll never forget – including many sights, experiences, old and new friends that I’ll equally never forget.

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The Journey(s): Day 29

The Journey(s): Day 29

Day 29: New Orleans & Rick’s Birthday!

New Orleans is not a National Park, but I do consider it a National Treasure – and a great place to spend a birthday!

Perhaps this is a good place to bring up the importance of photos – and how they help relive memories. 

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The Journey(s): Day 28

The Journey(s): Day 28
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Mexico – Visual and Historical perspectives

Day 28

Today’s “parks”, Big Bend (National Park) and The Alamo (National Historic Landmark), provide unique perspectives.

On Day 27 we drove to the park that claims the best stargazing due to being the most remote from light:  Big Bend National Park.  The night sky provided a different type of light show – lightning.  Setting our alarm for every 2 hours, just in case the sky cleared, we finally got up to the remaining sprinkles and to see the other site we came for:  the Rio Grande River.

With 3 enormous buzzards watching our movements, we enjoyed watching the night rains as a briskly flowing, full of debris, beautiful river.  On the other side:  Mexico.  Visually and naturally the same mountain range.   Ironic, to see how the country pieces fit together and then just hours later to be on the hallowed ground and historical dichotomy of The Alamo in the U.S./Mexico past.  Live and Let Live.

The Journey(s): Day 26 & 27

The Journey(s): Day 26 & 27
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50 States!!

Day 26 – Antelope Canyon, Painted Desert, Petrified Forest National Park

A Sunbeam lights my Sunshine (corny but true) – Antelope Canyon is not a National Park, but was on Meg’s bucket list – I think you’ll see why when you look at the pics.

The day’s next adventure was Painted Desert – includes Petrified Forest National Park – pretty cool – touching wood that has become rock and hills that take on a wide array of colors.

 


Day 27 – Roswell, NM, Carlsbad Caverns

50 States! 

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The Journey(s): Day 25

The Journey(s): Day 25

Day 25: A Grand Day

The Journey has provided amazing views and experiences – and when you get to spend time at one of the Seven Natural Wonders – it’s a pretty amazing day – today’s National Park:  Grand Canyon

I’m reminded of an old Flintstones episode where Fred and Barney step over a small crack in the ground… well, it grew.

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The Journey(s): Day 24

The Journey(s): Day 24

Day 24

Today was a Great work day – tomorrow will be a Grand travel day!

The Journey(s): Day 23

The Journey(s): Day 23
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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!

Please join us on our dive as we share The Journey!

Photos by Rick and Megumi Voight

 

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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
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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".

Business called so had to jump on a plane, funny way to travel, and take a brief pause from The Journey. 

 

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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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