Category Archives: Travel Photography

Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta

We recently returned from the 41st Annual Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta where we saw ~750 hot-air balloons rise in waves into the early morning sky.  These balloons were multi-colored and came in a variety of shapes, ranging from the traditional “inverted … Continue reading

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Snow Birds, Again

Moved in to Palmetto Dunes on January 1, ready for a pleasant 3-month stay away from the cold and bitter wind of Boone winters.  Finally unpacked, we awoke to a cold day here on the Island–32 degrees F! Spirits were … Continue reading

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2012 Blowing Rock Community Calendar

I just received a few copies of the 2012 Blowing Rock Community Calendar which is published by the Blowing Rock Tourism Development Authority.  This calendar was developed following the theme of “Rocks of Blowing Rock” using images submitted by Blowing … Continue reading

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Greensboro Weekend

Billie and I just returned from a weekend in Greensboro, a town neither of us knew very well and one we had not really explored before.  We began with a visit on Friday with Billie’s friend Briggit Heger whom she … Continue reading

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Cashiers, NC Weekend

We just spent a wonderful weekend at the High Hampton Inn in Cashiers, NC and while Billie took knitting classes I explored the HHI hiking trails  and some surrounding waterfalls.  Although I didn’t climb Rock Mountain, I took lots of … Continue reading

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York, Coventry, and Stratford-upon-Avon

Leaving Edinburgh, our tour headed south toward England where we found this piper playing for tips at the border.  The countryside here was very picturesque, with panoramic views of Scotland behind us and similar views of the English countryside ahead … Continue reading

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Edinburgh

Edinburgh is my favorite city of those we experienced on our tour of the UK and Ireland.  This old city, with brownstone buildings stained with coal smoke from years of exposure, is filled with history and a remarkable record of … Continue reading

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North Wales and the English Lake District

Our ferry landed at Holyhead on the island of Anglesey in North Wales, and we set off across the island to stamp our passports in the town with the longest name in the world.  After lunch we traveled through County … Continue reading

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Ireland, Part II

We loved Ireland!  Everything about the visit was pleasant, and dancing was only part of the experience.  Liam O’Connor’s stage show in Killarney was fabulous and was enjoyed by all, and the Irish House Party we enjoyed in Dublin showed … Continue reading

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Ireland, Part I

We began our tour of Ireland in Waterford, home of the Waterford Crystal factory and factory store.  Our accommodations were at the beautiful old Granville Hotel in Waterford.  This town also boasts the first flying of the Irish tricolor flag … Continue reading

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