My Mary's Woods: A generic version with more topics pictures.
Our Mary's Woods: Pictures of the campus and our place.
Art in Troubled Times: Murals in downtown Portland honoring the Black Lives Matter movement.
Irish Adventure: OAT Tour of Ireland
The Canadian Rockies and Yellowstone: GCT Tour
Tuscany and Umbria: Rustic Beauty in the Italian Heartland: OAT Tour in Italy
The 50th Thanksgiving: Paul's sister and brother-in-law's 50th Anniversary
In Quest of Leopards: Wildlife Paradise Photo Safari
Hello Mister (Paul's Peace Corps Experience in Iran)
Cuba: A Bridge Between Cultures
The Cars of Cuba
West Africa Odyssey: South Africa to Morocco
Grace: Travels of a Photographer
Antarctica: The Falklands and South Georgia
Antarctic Voyage: The Falklands, South Georgia and the Antarctic Peninsula
People: Thailand, India, Cambodia and Vietnam
People 2: Mongolia and China
People 3: Tombstone, Arizona - Helldorodo Days
People 4: West Africa
Paul's History Books
Building the Skagit: A Century of Upper Skagit Valley History 1870-1970
by Paul C. Pitzer
(Contact Seattle City Light for their new desktop picture book edition.)
Grand Coulee: Harnessing A Dream
by Paul C. Pitzer
Companies we use for travel
Our other websites
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
Have A Seat in Desert Meadow Park Video:
We are retired school teachers from the Portland, Oregon area. For many years, travel has been our favorite activity. Since we have retired, we are able to do more of it and have become interested in photography. This website has been designed to allow you to see some of our best work and follow our adventures.
While we have visited all seven continents, South America and Australia are missing from the Photo Galleries because they were mostly in the pre-digital era, and I haven't gone back to scan any of those photos.
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.
The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International
Oregon State Organization Webmaster
BetaBeta Chapter, DKG Oregon 2022 -
Alpha Nu Chapter, DKG Oregon
Green Valley Camera Club, Arizona
Computer Club of Green Valley, Arizona
Classes at Mary's Woods
iPhone Photography, April 25 - May 23, 2022
Class 1 Handout https://youtu.be/QnwNPBy3cl8
Class 1 Summary and Link
Class 2 Handout
Class 2 Summary
Class 3 Handout
Class 3 Summary
Class 4 Handout
Class 4 Summary
Class 5 Handout
Class 5 Summary
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."