COLD BARE BONES
Winter continues. Temperatures have been mostly above normal. The tree branches reach their bony bare branches to the sky. Everything is colorless. No snow. No photo opportunities.
So below I have inserted some photos and videos Hopefully this will keep the blog alive and you will return to enjoy the future content. I have several great trips planed this year and there is a new "ride" to introduce you to, of which I am excited.
Sunset at Turks and Caicos. If you have never been, it is a short flight and wonderful diving. The first trip was when living in California so that was a longer flight with a plane change in Maimi, well worth the time. My first "Wall" dive was there. Jumped off the boat, to the sea bottom about 60 feet and slowly swam to the edge of the wall. Spooky! My BC was perfectly balanced and as drifted over the edge, the sea floor drifted away 6,000 feet in the blackness below. I was OK until I had the thought - what is down there looking up at me?
Planning a trip out West? Say to California? Let me suggust a run up Highway 395. Lots to see from the aircraft bone yard at the Mojave Airport to Bodie, pictured above. Don't forget to stop at the Alabama Hills near Independance. One of the best times here is to camp and watch the sunrise on Mount Witney. Stay up late into the night to marvel at the Milky Way! In Bishop be sure to pick up a loaf or two of the famous Sourdough Bread at Shatz Bakery. Few miles north take a left and tour Mammoth which, in season, has some to the best skiing on the planet! During the summer take a pack horse trip into the Sierras. Few miles north of Mammoth is Lee Vining and Mono Lake and above that is the Ghost Town of Bodie.
All Aboard! Did a photo shoot on the Western Maryland Railroad a few years back. Will take you
along for the ride in one of these posts.
Below is an uncut scene of the cab. Listen to the locomotive breathe. I swear they are alive!
Several trips to airshows. One has been here in the June posting. Another fine one is the WARBIRDS
Airshow held at Virginia Beach.
TEETH OF THE TIGER
This blog is a one man show. As such, with Christmas expenses and now taxes on the horizon; cross country travel is on hold for the most part until Spring. Since there may not be posts as often as when "on the road" please be sure to read the past entries if you haven't already. May I ask, if you enjoy reading this blog please consider a donation. If everyone that reads this blog would just forsake one Starbucks or beer, sure would help defray some of the expenses. This year will bring more destinations that will spark your lust of adventure and traveI. I have a few ideas locally for your pleasure that I can bring you; but as of this date, Winter has been boring. No snow to speak of, No real opportunity for those scenic "Norman Rockwell "photos or film. As soon as we get some, I can show you the beauty of the snow covered farms and roads of Lancaster, PA. We did get a bit the other day. bad news for the blog it was only few inches. Good news not enough to shovel. Here is a "short" that I shot looking for subjects. Turns out it is a tease of things to come.
Winter is a wonderful time to visit. Crowds are gone. Even if we do get snow, around here the streets and highways are clear pretty quick. If you're lucky, on a back road rather then a buggy, you might have to give way to a slay, or stop and watch the children sled .
Lancaster is an easy drive from Philladelphia, Baltimore, even New York and DC. Come on up enjoy the sights and dine at a local Amish resturant. Just be aware Amish stores and eateries are closed on
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