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I’m still in road trip mode.  We got back on Sunday night but I feel like my life is still in a suitcase that is sitting in my car.  I was trying to think of a post for the blog but I think my Thinking Cap is in that suitcase in the car!  I’ve sort of been posting lists on Tuesdays so I thought maybe you would like to see a “list” of pictures from the trip.  At least I hope so.

This was when we went out to the boardwalk over the sand dunes and to the ocean in Guadalupe.

This was when we went out to the boardwalk over the sand dunes and to the ocean in Guadalupe. He had to go ahead of Nana!

This little critter caught Anderson's eye and kept him on the lookout for more critters.

This little critter caught Anderson’s eye and kept him on the lookout for more critters.

I told him that animals might want to pop their heads in to check him out as we drove through Wildlife Safari in Winston, Oregon.  He didn't believe me until this happened.  And yes, the window was open!

I told him that animals might want to pop their heads in to check him out as we drove through Wildlife Safari in Winston, Oregon. He didn’t believe me until this happened. And yes, the window was open!

When we went to the pizza night for the reunion, he didn't want to sit at the group table so he sat behind me in a booth and spread out his Legos.  He played with them throughout the evening, having conversations with them.

When we went to the pizza night for the reunion, he didn’t want to sit at the group table so he sat behind me in a booth and spread out his Legos. He played with them throughout the evening, having conversations with them.

One of the hikes we took was around the lake at Howarth Park in Santa Rosa.  He saw squirrels and lizards and lots of ducks and geese.

One of the hikes we took was around the lake at Howarth Park in Santa Rosa. He saw squirrels and lizards and lots of ducks and geese.

A monument to the life on Cannery Row which was portrayed in John Steinbeck's novel by the same name.

A monument to the life on Cannery Row which was portrayed in John Steinbeck’s novel by the same name.

View of Memorial Auditorium and the Silicon Valley beyond. Taken from Stanford's Hoover Tower.

View of Memorial Auditorium and the Silicon Valley beyond. Taken from Stanford’s Hoover Tower.

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I will have to write a longer post regarding all the photo enthusiasts in my family and how they came to be but for a very quick post, as I am packing for tomorrow’s trip, I thought I would share this short one with you.

Yesterday, I gave Anderson (5 years old) my Canon point and shoot that has been sitting for over two years with no use as now I use either my phone or my DSLR.  I took him for a walk and showed him how to turn it on and the shutter button and let him take pictures as he wanted to.  He was soooo excited!  He ran from one plant to the next and one flower to the next taking pictures.  He snapped a picture of every car that went by us.  He took pictures of his feet and mine.  He had a ball!  Next he will learn the video part of the camera and I predict he will really have fun with that.

Anderson taking a close up of some tiny flowers.

Anderson taking a close up of some tiny flowers.

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Thursday Doors — June 11

Norm over at Norm 2.0 has a Thursday feature where he posts pictures of doors and invites people to do the same. I have been wanting to do it for some time but haven’t gotten the chance to go through some computer files to find the doors I want to share. I finally found several last night so I’m joining this week.

When I moved to Portland, a friend of my daughter’s came to visit and had an appointment for a tour at Portland University in North Portland where her younger brother wanted to attend. She didn’t have a car and my daughter was working that day so I took her to the tour and to a number of other places around town. The picture is of the door to the chapel at Portland University. It’s not a great picture because it was taken with my old phone which was not a smartphone and it was a bad angle because of everyone else on the tour being in the way but I hope you get some idea of the intricate carvings on the door which is made from locally sourced wood.

Chapel door at Portland University

Chapel door at Portland University

If you would like to either join in the Thursday Door feature, post your door picture on your blog and then go to Norm 2.0 blog to link your url to all the other people sharing today.

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St. Kilda–Australia

When Tony and I returned to Melbourne from Port Campbell, we stayed in South Yarra, a suburb of Melbourne.  We had read before leaving home about St. Kilda Beach.  It was supposed to be a neat area to go shop and eat and have a drink.  We took a tram to St. Kilda and although it was an overcast and windy day, we did find quite a few people in the shopping area.  The beach was deserted and Luna Park (amusement park) was closed for the season but the restaurants and shops were doing a brisk business.

We had a delicious Porterhouse steak dinner with beer as the house special that night and paid only $15 each which is a bargain in Australia where most dinners out will set you back at least $30 each.  It was interesting to watch the restaurant.  In the U.S., the fire marshall would have been there to close them down or make them get rid of some of their customers.  It was so crowded that we actually had to wait for the restaurant staff to ask people to get up out of their chairs so we would have a path to the door.  And it happened anytime they were seating someone or someone wanted to leave.  The food was amazingly delicious and the beer was brewed locally so other than having to wait to get out of there, we had no complaints.

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The beach at St. Kilda

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Entrance to Luna Park

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Building that looks like reptile skin!

This building was pretty neat.  When you looked closely, the outside looked like reptile skin.

Beach folk atop St. Kilda hair salon!

The beach folk weren’t real but they sure looked real.  They made everyone do a double take!

 

 

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Not a lot of time today but below you’ll find pictures from Wednesday (Tuesday in the U.S.A.).  I am also posting on Facebook and trying to post different pics here and there.  I’m a bit limited because I only have my netbook with an 8 inch screen so I can’t edit pictures very well because I simply can’t see them well on this screen.

Common Road Sign

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Sunsetting over the Indian Ocean.

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Happier Times

While going through pictures for a photo collage for my brother’s memorial service, I found some that I made sure I had copies of and today I find myself ordering prints to go in my home.  I thought I would share a few.

Three brothers during happier times; Golden Gate Bridge

Three brothers during happier times; Golden Gate Bridge

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Six of seven siblings; Alum Rock Park in San Jose, CA.

I’m the middle of the three girls.  I think I was about 5 here.

And I could not resist posting this one…

Me at 3 years of age!

Me at 3 years of age!

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