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.
Celebrating Our 50th Anniversary
Unfortunately there was no big celebration, but we may make up for that sometime later.
September 22 - October 14, 2019. We took the Irish Adventure: County Clare, Northwest counties or Ireland was the main tour. The Pre-Trip part was Killarney and Dingle. This tour was with Overseas Adventure Travel (OAT). It was three week, just in Ireland. It was a great trip, and I Blogged it along the way. See my photo book: Irish Adventure
June 20 - July 8, 2019. We took the "Best of the Canadian Rockies: Calgary to Vancouver" bus trip with Grand Circle Travel. We added on the pre-trip to Yellowstone National Park. (Check my Blog posts) More pictures will be coming.
July 25 - August 8, 2018. We started our Canada travels visiting with friends in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. We continued on to Quebec City and Montreal for the pre-trip on the Grand Circle Travel tour "The Canadian Maritimes: Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island." Unfortunately we had a medical event in Saint John, NB and had to fly home early. (Check Travel Blog last couple posts.) It was a great trip as far as we went.
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 February, 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 in August 2015 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.
Dahlia Fields in Canby, Oregon
Computer and Photo Classes for Winter 2020
I teach classes at the Green Valley Camera Club, Arizona. Check out the Classes Tab in the menu for links to pages I made for each class. These include my handouts and tutorials. 2020 Classes are now being scheduled..
Photo Editing and Organizing:
iPhone Photography: Ready, Set, Go: Taking Good Pictures
Field Trip for Smartphone Class Members:
Apple "Photos App" on a Mac:
iMovie on the MAC plus iPhone and iPad: Not Scheduled
Build a Website with Weebly: Not Scheduled this year
Grace was diagnosed with breast cancer in March, 2017 and we stayed home to do everything right to insure a long life and more travels. She started Grace Blog, in the menu bar, and added posts for each new phase. She took this on as her summer/fall "project" and did whatever it took to have "No Regrets," Her favorite Edith Piaf aria.
Latest Blog post, Celebrating Three Year Mark, May 5, 2020.
It contains Yellowstone and Canadian Rockies pictures.
Portland Art in Troubled Times
As soon as the broken windows were covered with plywood, the artists came out to share their talents.
Click here to see the video of more art with a message.
Flowers and cactus are beginning to bloom in the high desert. Every few days you can see changes. It is a lovely time of year. Click Here
All New Blog Posts about Ireland
New Blog Posts for Canadian Rockies and Yellowstone trip
Yellowstone National Park
As a pre-trip to our Canadian Rockies tour, we spent four days in Yellowstone National Park. After flying into Billings Montana, we ended up driving to the north entrance into the pass because Beartooth Pass was snowed in and impassible. You can read more about this fun, but cold romp through the park on my Blog. Just scroll down through the Rockies part.
Canadian Rockies Tour
The Canadian Rockies tour with Grand Circle Travel started in Calgary. It included Glacier NP, Banff, Jasper, Kamloops, Whistler and Vancouver, BC. Check out the Blog posts about the trip that include a few pictures. More pictures will eventually be posted in the Photo Gallery under Canada.
Baja, California Photo Cruise
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."