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Fort Lauderdale

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I’m conflicted about our Fort Lauderdale overnight.  We stay at a luxury hotel across the road from the beach.  It’s probably the nicest hotel I’ve ever stayed in, but for some reason I don’t enjoy it.  Maybe one needs to be drunk to enjoy Florida?  During this visit to Fort Lauderdale I made a point to enjoy myself without drinking. I did two of my favorite activities: took a photo walk during the last hour of daylight and swam in the ocean.

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I had some fun taking pictures, and, while I was swimming, the a lifeguard blew a whistle at me for swimming too far from the beach.  That made me feel like the young rebel again.  However, none of this changed my feelings towards Fort Lauderdale.  This is still my second most disliked overnight, ranking only slightly higher than Newark.   Continue reading “Fort Lauderdale” »

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South Florida Thunder

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We’re trying to land in Fort Lauderdale but a line of thunderstorms has blocked our approach.  To avoid the weather we must fly south, past Miami, and out over the topaz blue water of the Straits of Florida.  We round the southern edge of the bad weather and turn back north towards the Everglades.

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Under the Summer Moon

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I took the dogs, my camera, and tripod up to the hills.  In evening the bay wind kicks up.  The dogs enjoy running in the cool air and we have the place to ourselves.  The fragile Californians hide indoors when the cold wind blows.

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This park is also a working ranch.  The hills are too steep for the ranchers to remove dead cattle.   From time to time we find a cow skeleton.  

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This cross stands on the ridge above Clayton, California.

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On the way down I stop for one more photo.  As I approach my car a police cruiser lights me with his spotlight.  The park closes at sundown.  Whoops.

 

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Fourth of July Confession

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Even though I write t 90% of this blog in the first-person-present-tense, most of my photos and posts are a week or two old.  That’s not a big deal until I share holiday pics.  Here you go… Photos4u2c’s time continuum has finally reached The Fourth of July.  I took this Uncle Sam photo at the Piedmont Fourth of July Parade in Oakland.

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On Through the Night

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Tonight I’m scheduled to fly the red-eye flight from San Francisco to Newark, New Jersey.  I leave for work in the early evening while my family plays in the front-yard.

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Driving into the city I am going the opposite direction of rush hour traffic.  I make it to the airport in 45 minutes and walk from the employee lot to the terminal.  I like to stretch my legs before sitting all the way across the continent.

After checking in I meet the rest of the crew on the plane.  Other than a line of thunderstorms in the Midwest, it looks like this will be a smooth flight.

For the first hour of the flight the first officer and I discuss our career paths and our airline’s future prospects.  This is the standard first leg discussion.  We cross the great basin and then the front range of the Rocky Mountains.  So far so good. Continue reading “On Through the Night” »

*David is a California Photographer . You can order prints of the photos featured on this blog by clicking on the image or visit our website at photos4u2c.com Support this site by using one of my links to Amazon.com. Thanks!
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