Travels with Paul and Grace Pitzer
We created this site so our friends, through our photographs, can enjoy the places we have visited around the world. As we continue to be able to travel, we will add to this collection of photo Galleries, Slideshows and the Blog.
Travels Curtailed for a while
Since Grace was diagnosed with breast cancer in March, we will be staying home and doing everything right to insure a long life and more travels. She has started a blog, in the menu bar, and will post for each new phase. She is taking this on as her summer/fall "project" and will do whatever it takes to have "No Regrets," Her favorite Edith Piaf aria.
March 27 - April 10, 2017 we had the privileged of being able to repeat the "Baja, California; A Remarkable Journey" photo expedition with Lindblad aboard the National Geographic Sea Lion. Our good friend Jack Swenson was the Expedition Leader and he guided us around Baja and into the Sea of Cortez looking for marine mammals and taking walks on isolated islands. It was a fabulous trip.
February 1 - 12, 2017 we took our second trip to Cuba on a People-to-People trip: Cuba Revealed: Cultural Pathways from Camaguey to Havana, with Grand Circle Foundation. It was a great trip and we saw a different area of Cuba from our 2013 trip.
April/May 2016 we had a great three weeks in Italy on an OAT trip: Tuscany and Umbria: Rustic Beauty in the Italian Heartland. I have a few Blog posts about some of our unusual experiences.
We had two fabulous trips in 2015. The first was to Eastern Europe. It was really two trips back-to-back. The first was an Overseas Adventure Travel trip: "Jewels of Bohemia: Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia & Hungary" followed by a river cruise on the Danube with Grand Circle Travel: "Eastern Europe to the Black Sea: Budapest to Bucharest."
The second great trip was "Wildlife Paradise Photo Safari by Private Air: Including South Africa, Botswana and Namibia," with Jack and Rikki Swenson through Lindblad Expeditions and Eyes on Africa. We were promised leopards, and were not disappointed.
This was one of those rare winters in Portland, Oregon were we got snow, a lot of it. January 10-11 brought a foot of snow in our area and then days of below freezing weather so it just hung around for almost a week.
Baja, California Photo Cruise
The Everglades, Florida
Frequently we go to a city of departure a day ahead, which we did again before going to Cuba. While waiting to go to Cuba we spent the day visiting the Everglades near Miami.
Classes for Winter 2017
I taught the following classes at the Green Valley Camera Club, Arizona. Below are links to pages I have made for each class, which include my handouts and tutorials.
iPhone Photography Classes:
Photos on a Mac:
Weebly Web Design:
DKG State Convention Workshop Handout
Hot Air Balloon Festival
We got up early to attend the Portland Hot Air Balloon Festival, part of the "Rose Festival." It was a beautiful morning and many balloons lifted off, one at a time. Obviously, a great photo opportunity.
Grace and Paul Pitzer
We hope you will keep checking back regularly to see what is new. I'm always out and about with some camera and love to stretch my skills and add to my volume of work.
Motto: "Pack light and take lots of pictures."