Monday, September 10, 2007

Toes in the Water

It's a little overwhelming, really. I have 926 photographs from my road trip.* That doesn't count the 20 to 30 I already deleted. So it may take me a while to go through them all thoroughly, and I certainly have no intentions of making you all look at 926 photographs, anyway. But perhaps you'd enjoy a quick taste, with a heartier sampler to come.

On this trip, I...

South_Dakota_Ingalls_Cat

... made the acquaintance of a barn kitten at the Laura Ingalls homestead...

South_Dakota_Mt_Rushmore

... snapped only one good photo at Mount Rushmore before the camera battery died....

Wyoming_Road_Construction

... discovered, at least once a day, why so many people call summer "road construction season"...

Montana_Fire

... drove through a forest fire...

Oregon_Columbia_Gorge

...almost ran off the road a few times because the Columbia River Gorge is so incredibly beautiful... my photographs don't even come close to doing it justice...

Oregon_Tattoo

...found myself - or my tattoo, really - to be an object of fascination...

Utah_Onions

...spent some time traveling alongside a future meal...

Utah_Roosevelt

... learned that small town America doesn't just exist in the movies...

Colorado_Fixer_Upper

... found our next house, a nice little fixer-upper (good road access, potential for a ski ramp in the back yard)... hey, real estate near Steamboat Springs isn't cheap...

Kansas_Sunflowers

... learned the answer to the question, "Mom, why do you think that field over there is so yellow?," once we got up close...

Kentucky_Churchill_Downs

...met a retired Thoroughbred, although, really, he wasn't all that keen on meeting a bunch of strangers...

Utah_Salt_Lake_Sunset

... and whole-heartedly disagreed with the statement that once you've seen a sunset, you've seen them all, because, oh, my, oh, my, this might just have been the best sunset I've ever seen in my entire life.

I also spent a lot of time lamenting that, with such a tight schedule, I didn't have more time to get out the car and take better photographs. I suppose I'll just have to go again.

* That's approximately 1 photograph for every 7 miles driven, which, honestly, doesn't seem like that much to me, when I look at it that way.

6 comments:

CaBaCuRl said...

Don't know about anyone else, but I'm happy to sit through 926 photos! And I'm with you about sunsets...each one is different...and your's is a beauty! I LOVE sunsets...and sunrises.

Crashdummie said...

Kittyyyyyyyyyyyy!!! Heheh sowwie, got distracted. 926 pics? *whistles* Wow Al, soon you’ll be in my paparazzi league. Wow, amazing pics… love the nature pic.. and the one with the girl checking out your tattoo as if it was alien or something..

radiogirl said...

Thank you, both! Yeah, 926 pics... which was only possible because my mom gifted me with a new camera while I was visiting her, and that came with a 512 MB card... and I had two cards for the other camera... a 1 GB and a 128 MB. I filled all three cards.

Crashie, she's my cousin's daughter, and I have a series of five or so pics, in progression, and by the end, she has pulled my uncle over to crouch with her so he can see the tattoo, too. So funny!

tinker said...

Great photos. Isn't digital photography wonderful? Even though we had so many (I think it was over 1200! but that was between mine and my daughter's camera's) to sort through, when we got back from our roadtrip, there were so many memories we probably would have not grabbed the camera to capture, if we'd had to think about the cost of film and developing - it was worth the time spent sorting, just to have those priceless pics.
These look wonderful - thanks for sharing some of the roadtrip with us.

Catharina said...

Great pictures! I am with the others: 926 sounds great to me! I especially love the one where your tattoo is being inspected and the one with the vegetable truck...great colors in that one! And I have a picture of a sunflower field that looks almost exactly like yours. It was taken in France, while I was sitting in a train, rushing by. Funny how two such different places can have such similarities.

radiogirl said...

Thank you, Tinker and Catharina! More pics coming soon, I promise...