Wednesday, September 30, 2009

New old pictures on Flickr

Earlier this evening, I finished writing captions for the pictures from the Kansas City roadtrip. As I type this, I am uploading some new pictures to Flickr. These are pictures from the first day of the West Texas Roadtrip that I took April 5-7, 2006, when I drove from Oklahoma City to El Paso. After those pictures are uploaded, I will upload the pictures from the other two days of that trip to Flickr. There are pictures from New Mexico & the Texas Panhandle from those two days.

Other than that, and the new iPhone I got yesterday, things have been going as usual for me. I will get to take a short trip to southeast Oklahoma in late October for my one-year wedding anniversary. The next time I am planning to be out of state will be in December when we go to San Diego.


Monday, September 21, 2009


It has been 20 days since I last blogged, but I have kept plenty busy in those 20 days. I did the Kansas City roadtrip over Labor Day weekend and the weather cooperated for the most part. It was cloudy for most of the trip but it didn't rain.

Last night, I wrote the captions for the final pictures from the New England roadtrip. Next, I will be writing captions for the pics from the Kansas City trip. I am hoping to have that done by October 15.

After that, my plan is to upload some old pictures from the first half of 2006 onto Flickr, including several trips I made of U.S. highways in Oklahoma & North Texas, and pictures from the West Texas Roadtrip I took back in April 2006, in which I drove through Lawton, Lubbock, El Paso, Las Cruces, Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Clovis, Lubbock again, and Amarillo. Highways I took during that trip include I-44 from OKC to Lawton, U.S. 62 from Lawton to El Paso (with a break in Lubbock when I used Loop 289 to bypass the city), I-10 from El Paso to Las Cruces, I-25 from Las Cruces to near Las Vegas, U.S. 84 from Las Vegas to Lubbock, I-27 from Lubbock to Amarillo, U.S. 60 & TX/OK 152 from Amarillo to Elk City, and I-40 from Elk City to OKC. Whew!

By the time I am done with those pictures, it should be close to the San Diego Roadtrip, still scheduled to take place December 26-January 4.


Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Kansas City Trip This Weekend

Plans are being firmed up for this weekend's Kansas City roadtrip. The plan is to take a little sidetrip around the area on Saturday afternoon. I plan on photographing the "Alphabet Loop" in downtown Kansas City in both directions, U.S. 169 north of downtown Kansas City, and possibly another highway or two in the area.

This will be the first time I have been in Kansas City, Missouri, since August 2003 (which was two cameras ago!). I have been to a lot of other places since then, but not to KCMO. The last time I was in KCKS was in May 2005. There were a couple times between August 2003 & the present that I did go to Overland Park, but never went any farther north than that. In other words, it's been a long, long time since I got decent coverage of Kansas City!

At this point, the weather looks OK for the trip. There is a chance of rain throughout the trip, but hopefully, it won't rain during the times we are on the road, or during the Royals game we are going to on Sunday afternoon.

Pictures will be uploaded to Flickr each night of the trip, provided that the Internet connection works in each hotel we are staying in. :D