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Project 365 – Photo a Day

As we are about to closeout another year, it is time to start plans for another year.  I have decided that I need a challenge, photographically speaking that is, and therefore in 2022 I am […]

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Geminids meteor shower 2021

The Geminids will peak between December 13 and 14 in 2021. A 3rd quarter Moon may make it too bright for observers to view the shower. Northern Hemisphere observers should try their luck right after dark, […]

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El Santuario de Chimayo

El Santuario de Chimayo, a small shrine located in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains of Chimayo, New Mexico, has been a place of worship since before its construction in 1813. For generations, American Indians, Hispanics, […]

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Rock Harbor, Orleans, MA

This harbor was the site of a War of 1812 skirmish in which the Orleans militia kept a British warship from docking. In the 19th century Orleans had an active saltworks, and a flourishing packet […]

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Creamed Chipped Beef

OK, this is not my normal blog post but I ran across this on www.dustyoldthing.com and felt the need to share this recipe for Creamed Chipped Beef. Creamed Chipped Beef is a classic American dish […]

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How to Take a Silhouette Photo

I just love silhouettes – they are dramatic yet simple, and they always seem to stand out in a group of photos. And the best news? The are actually pretty easy to do! You just […]

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THE CRUISING LIFE – FOURTEENTH CRUISE

Our next cruise was a little 3-night trip out of Port Canaveral on Royal Caribbeans Majesty of the Seas. This itinerary was a stop in Nassau and then a day at Royals private island Coco […]

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THE CRUISING LIFE – THIRTEENTH CRUISE – KEY WEST

Leaving Costa Maya we headed back to Miami. Most passengers disembarked but we stayed onboard for another round. Leaving that afternoon we set sail for Key West, Florida. When I was in the Navy i […]

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THE CRUISING LIFE – TWELTH CRUISE – COSTA MAYA

Looks like I have let this posting slip a little. I will try to be more prompt. This is our next stop on this adventure. Puerto Costa Maya and nearby sleepy Mahahual were once rural […]

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THE CRUISING LIFE – TWELTH CRUISE – EMPRESS & COZUMEL

Cruise #12 was a Western Caribbean cruise out of Miami onboard the Royal Caribbean Empress of the Seas. At that time the Empress OTS was the oldest and smallest ship in Royal’s fleet. She entered […]

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