We all end up with them.You know, the boring photo,the "why did I take that?" image.Sometimes however, I take a boring shot because I knowI will want to include it in an album.Take our hire car.It is what it is, but we covered over 1,000 miles of Texan roads in that vehicle.It earned a place in … Continue reading Scrapping Those Boring Photos
I've been giving some thought to how our album of this year's Summer travels might look.And mostly that's all I've been doing.Apart from the title page. I have, however, finished the travel journal. The bulk of it was done while we were away.When you're staying with family and friends, it's fairly easy to write up your day after dinner. It's … Continue reading Holiday Journal
A few hours to myself means only one thing.The chance to play with photos, pretty paper and glue.You might think that I'd have started on the holiday photos,but to be honest, there are so many I don't know where to start.Warrior Wedding it is.With a little 4x6 Photo Love help from Shimelleand the soundtrack of … Continue reading Scrapbook Saturday
I like to capture the differences when travelling.You know, the things that you just wouldn't see "at home". I'm guessing that Park Peace Officers must be like park rangers. Really?Some aspects of the right to bear arms leaves me baffled. Mail boxes? How come they're not like the ones we grew up seeing in films? Historical markers? Yes, the UK has those.Funny … Continue reading Photographing the Differences
With the arrival of September,here's a look at Awesome August | the American Edition:We have, in no particular order ..6: the number of times we visited a Community Pool. Such a great idea.4,207: the number of miles between London and Atlanta. Approximately.1,083: the number of photos taken by me during 24 days in the United … Continue reading Month in Numbers | August 2015
Like most teenagers, The Nephew is reluctant to appear in family photos.I nag.I cajole.I tell him that Granny wants photos of him.Of him with his cousin.Of him with his mum.And that usually works.I have to try a different tactic with his dad ...BiL's not scared of Granny!
San Antonio, I love you!We drove West for three hours,along a road that reminded of the A96in North East Scotland. We found a small city, a friendly city,an oh-my-goodness-it's-hot city. With plenty of beautiful architecture. And history. All easily accessible on foot.And did I mention postcards?
I'm like a moth to a flame. Having taken The Brainy One and The Boy Child to the CAF, I followed it up with a visit to the local Veterans' Museum. All wars in which America has fought are covered in the Museum. The majority of the exhibits cover WWII, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan. The … Continue reading Veterans’ Museum
Old in America is probably not that old to the British and Europeans. The Americans beg to differ.Around five miles away from Sib's houseis the Katy Heritage Museum. A collection of original houses and stores have been gathered together in one place. We chose the wrong weekend to visit.They're open to the public every first weekend. The railway used to be … Continue reading Katy Old Town
Our nephew, The Teenager, has been attendingDrivers' Ed. during our stay. He passed his theory test with almost full marks. He applied for his Learner's Permit. And started lessons with his Dad.Wasn't he just a baby?Gulp.