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Seattle 2021 family vacation.

Seattle Vacation 2021

We rolled the dice a few months ago and booked a flight and hotel in Seattle for June. I was just playing around with flight prices and saw some great deals. Not knowing if things were going to be open or not we booked the flight anyway. It paid off.

We stayed at the Courtyard Marriot Seattle Downtown. It was nice. I asked for a view when we checked in and the front desk clerk said she couldn’t change our room because we booked the room with Expedia. I do recommend booking hotel rooms directly through the hotel itself. Best way is to pick up the phone and call them. I should have done that.

Oh well, our room was on the 12th floor and we did have a nice view of the Columbia Center building. There was a building that provided services for the homeless next to our building and I saw some interesting things in the alley below. Interesting things!

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Coyote Point, San Francisco Bay

California, What More Can I Say?

Since I was a boy, I always dreamed of living in California. The usual cliches– the beach, the sun, and the laid back lifestyle, swirled in my mind as what the perfect life was like. I knew it wasn’t true. Just nice thoughts. So, I never really wanted to go to California. …

I loaded up the Kia in November 2012 and took the leap of faith and moved to California. I was lean, happy, and very optimistic. All the things you need in California.

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Fremont Street & The Strip | Las Vegas

I had some down time at work this week and was able to play tourist. My first stop was my favorite Las Vegas hangout, Fremont Street. Fremont Street is a great spot for people watching and street photography. I usually go in the mornings when it’s low key and easy going. This time there was a lot of construction as they are updating the canopy. The light show will be seen during the day. They had half of it completed. Anyway, I was able to get some shots off. I posted my favorites here. My 2nd stop was the Strip. I parked at Paris Las Vegas. I was able to hit the front of the Bellagio, Caesars Palace, and Planet Hollywood. This is one of the busiest parts of the Strip as far as pedestrian traffic. Still, on a Thursday late morning it was busy, but far from crowded. I was able to get a few shots and posted them here.

Iron County Fair PRCA Rodeo 2019 in Parowan, Utah.

Iron County Fair 2019 | Parowan, Utah

I couldn’t miss the opportunity to go see the PRCA Rodeo at the Iron County Fair. As you can see from the pages of this blog that I’m a big fan of rodeos. I start photographing them in late 2010 while living in Huron, South Dakota. Throughout my moving around in the Dakotas from Dickinson, North Dakota and onto Rapid City, South Dakota, I always made sure to attend the local rodeos during the summer months. Those days are some of the best days I can remember looking through my view finder. So, I was very glad to see that a PRCA rodeo was going to be happening just up the rode from Cedar City while we were going to be staying there. I couldn’t get up to the fence like I used to and get those killer close up shots. I took some with my zoom lens from the stadium seats. It was the experience of being at a rodeo that made all the difference. I also took some shots around the fair grounds. I wish I could have spent so,e more time meandering through the carnival rides, games, and food trucks taking many more photos. But, I got …

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