Peaceful Sounds and City Views

I really like the peaceful sounds of the woods around my folks’ place, happy birds chirping and so much beautiful green, far more than we have here in Las Vegas! The photos were taken on approach to the awful O’Hare International Airport. Yuck, but I got some decent ground shots and one not-so-good photo of Downtown Chicago. The video and photos are via the iPhone. The colors in the video are WAY off, sorry.

Blondie Knows How To Relax!

I was watching Blondie as she rolled and twisted about on the chair, she struck this pose while probably half asleep. I had just enough time to get the photo of this sweet baby! My dad and I met up with a couple of his buddies for lunch in Capac, Michigan where I saw the rusted truck and had to get a shot of the rotten, rusted-out quarter panel. That’s what happens when you live within the Rust Belt!

And, the cute fella in the little black car is so cool! The photo of the wood is looking toward the big shed where the old tractors I used to use to brush hog the trails and fields are housed. I miss those days!

In-Flight Photography

The iPhone took these photos as the Nikon was stuffed in the suitcase in the overhead bin. Not super good photos but you do get a lovely view of one of our beautiful Great Lakes! It’s always nice to see these big beautiful freshwater lakes again, if not the largest on Earth they are very massive and beautiful.

I totally enjoy flying and have no fear of it. These aircraft are constructed to take the punishment of powerful turbulence and very hard landings, both of which were experienced traveling to and from Michigan this time.

I’m Back

Not me, you! It’s nice to be back home in the valley even though I came back to the usual windstorm and can’t even see my beautiful mountains this morning. This was such a fun trip home to see my family! It rained all day one day but it was still a wonderful trip.

I took 1.63Gig of photos, probably split between the iPhone and the Nikon, this set isn’t so good but it’s all from the Nikon. I am not used to so much humidity in the air or the damn skeeters flying around everywhere which I was stung by. Much more to come so I hope that you will stick around, friends!

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iPhone Magic

I made an oops when I mentioned that there were no more Seven Magic Mountain photos. These were snapped on the way back to the truck, the iPhone did a darn nice job, didn’t it? I’ve been getting my things packed up for tomorrow’s departure for Michigan, it will be so good to see my family!

What It Looks Like

In case you’ve wondered what Las Vegas looks like heading north on the 15 freeway, here you go. Be super careful driving anywhere in Vegas, the 15 freeway has plenty of accidents which sucks. I jumped off the 15 and picked up the 215 westbound which becomes the 215 northbound after a few miles. If you want to head up to Utah and further north, just stay on the 15. Honestly, I despise driving here with all of the dipshits who should surrender their driver’s license at the DMV and take the bus. Just being honest! My driving record is clean…