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Old Mar 31st, 2020, 03:56 PM
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From trips taken in 2019.

Turkeys Stony Run Road Bald Eagle State Forest Pennsylvania

Standin' on a corner in Winslow Arizona

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Some pictures from Charlottesville and other parts of Virginia, including parts of Skyline Drive and Allegheny National Park

UVA campus, Charlottesville











Monticello





Poplar Forest, Jefferson's second home (near Lynchburg)



Homestead resort, Warm Springs VA



Jefferson Pools (ha bathed there) at the Homestead



Skyline Drive (Allegheny NP) in the spring





Road scenes in the area







BTW this is what it looks like in the fall...


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Bucolic and beautiful work Gardyloo.
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Upstate NY State Park-Minnewaska state park


Beautiful walk through the wood.
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NY Letchworth State Park



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NY Niagara Falls


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Oregon-Crater Lake-Bluer than the blue




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So many wonderful images! Thanks for sharing, everyone!
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I am so amazed by these picutures. It is great, I can travel without leaving my house.
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Glacier National Park-Montana




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Home town pictures - Seattle

How about I post a few pictures from Seattle, taken over a period of years? Maybe you can post some pictures of your own home town too, for future reference once we can travel again.

The standard "Frasier" view from Queen Anne Hill



View from the West Seattle Water Taxi dock back to downtown



Our own little Lady Liberty



Mountains and water surrounding



A working waterfront







And people at play (Folklife Festival, Seattle Center)





And museums and exhibits





Big businesses and little ones





And you're never far from nature






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Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta-NM.














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Cherthor, thanks for excellent Glacier NP and ABQ festival photos, both are on the "someday" list.

> "Maybe you can post some pictures of your own home town too, for future reference once we can travel again."

That's great thought Gardyloo. They thing is I take a lot more photos when traveling than when at home. Then I regret not taking more at home after something changes, which happens a lot these days.

But here's a few I have on my phone now. A truly spectacular sunset back in early February and then a couple from the bike trail near our house in the last day or two. Finally downtown this week in the time of COVID.


Fort Collins Sunset, February


Fort Collins Sunset


Fort Collins Sunset


Yesterday, a pair of Red-tailed Hawks doing what we presumed was a mating display along the bike trail near our house. On the walk we also saw Belted Kingfishers, a pair of not-so-common Common Mergansers, American White Pelicans (they're back), and a Wood Duck pair!


A circa 1900 bridge over the Poudre River, a remnant of the old sugar beet industry.


Downtown in the time of COVID. Normally it would be tough to find a parking spot here.
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Thanks Nelson for showing us Fort Collins. I spent my freshman year of college at CSU. Downtown looks both familiar and quite different than it did several decades ago.
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Thanks Nelson for showing us Fort Collins. I spent my freshman year of college at CSU. Downtown looks both familiar and quite different than it did several decades ago.
You're welcome Isabel. We've been here since 1978 and the changes are coming fast and furious these days. If there is a major intersection that we haven't passed in a few months, then sometimes we don't recognize it.

Did you know Fort Collins was Disneyland?
https://history.fcgov.com/legends/disney

Here's a couple more, another of the Linden Hotel building taken in summer, and a restaurant patio that perhaps you'll recognize.

Another factoid: there are/were tunnels that led from the Linden (when it was a hotel) to College Avenue so prostitutes could arrive unseen to spend time with wealthy hotel patrons.








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New England & California









in order - Connecticut River from Orford NH, Ogunquit Maine, Nobska Light Cape Cod, Jenne Farm Reading Vt, Golden Gate, Sonoma vinyard, Cornish NH & Ascutney Vt

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How 'bout some volcanoes? These are from the Cascades...

Mount Baker



Mount Rainier



Mount St. Helens (pre-eruption, foreground) and Mount Adams



Mount St. Helens now



Mount Hood from Portland


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Johnson Valley, CA - if you're tall enough you might get some cell phone reception. Photo was taken by friends of DS to prove to his wife that he did try to call home while on guys' adventure trip.

New England swimming hole. Big kids can swim to the other side and jump off the big rock.
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Here are a few from west Texas including the Prada in Marfa, one from the Grand Canyon and one pupper.





















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A few from some scanning of older photos that I've been doing to consume the hours...

New York, around 2000









I played a little with this last one to try out some artsy-fartsy filters, and liked this one, sort of "impressionist" -



And here are a couple of shots of the Palouse area in eastern Washington, glorious in the spring -






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