Check out my photos!
I've posted some of my photos on the web at http://bschaller.photosite.com. The photos vary depending on where I've been lately.
Ok, I guess I missed more than one or two spots when I went to AZ...I gotta get back soon...well, I'd love to but I'm just a poor starving student boo-hoo...:-((( I loved your pics because they're always like off the beaten path and it's kind of refreshing. Maybe you should put some of the Fort Bowie area?
I do have some older prints of the Fort Bowie area, but I'd have to scan them before I could post! That may take awhile! Bob
Great pictures, Bob. I hope you don't mind that I copied the photo of Oak Creek Canyon with the storm/rain clouds in the background. I may make this my screen-saver for awhile. What a beautiful photo.
So...did you ever get your luggage off the train in Scotland? :-)
Funny -- I probably have the same shot on my own PC! Thanks to you for pointing the way to the photosite website!
Actually, they didn't lose my luggage -- all we did was carry-ons and traveled like backpackers, very light. I was just surprised that a bag was left on the platform like that -- and no one freaked out -- there didn't seem to be ANYONE around it. In England/Scotland, they don't even do trash receptacles because the IRA tends to place bombs in them. I almost went crazy in Edinburgh trying to find a can to put a Whopper wrapper in -- yes, I admit it, I went to Scotland and actually ate at Burger King. In my defense, there wasn't much available in the terminal other than BK and we had a train to catch! Bob
Oh, I get it!
Oh, I didn't see the luggage in the picture. I thought you were talking about your luggage still being on the train. D'oh!
When I was in London for my honeymoon, we were leaving London and heading out for a week on the train in the countryside (Window, Bath, Stratford-upon-Avon, and a few other places). We had just lockedup up our suitcase in a locker at Victoria Station so we could just leave out of small book-size backpacks for the week and not lug a bunch of extra stuff. I got on the train and turned around and realized that the door had closed and my new hubby was still on the platform. We just waived "bye-bye" and, luckily, we were on the same wavelength as I got out at the next stop and hoped he'd think of that and join me there. He did. Whew! I could have had a "lost hubby" photo. :-)
When I've traveled to foreign places with different foods, now and then it's nice to eat something that is familiar...so don't sweat taking the BK option.
Yes, the photosite website is pretty cool. I've been putting tons of photos on there. Just wish I had a digital camera earlier, and I don't have access to a scanner, as I would love to post photos from other trips there, too. If you're brave and have a lot of time to burn, check out more of my photos at http://carter.photosite.com/
New pics : Colorado and Northern NM
Wow, you're so lucky to have these beauties nearby!:-) Your pictures are great, I particularly liked the first picture (the very tall rock) and the one where you're sitting on your chair:-). Looks like you had a pretty neat trip!
Thanks Gen, you probably don't realize it, but YOUR photos were the inspiration for that armchair photo! That "armchair" became my theme for the "photo" trip. Most of those photos are too corny to publicly post, however. :)
If anyone else wants to check them out, the album is located at http://bschaller.photosite.com -- I am headed out today to get some more road and photos -- San Diego and the beach, here I come! Bob
Great pictures! It's funny, places always look great when I see pictures of them on the web. I have a few historic places near my house, but never really thought about them until I see a picture of it on a website, or see it in a movie, then all of a sudden it gives me the urge to go there. I figure if people are coming all the way here to visit them, I should probably go since I live nearby. One of these days I want to post up some of my pictures of places I've gone.
Grass is greener
Hey LA Native!
It's true, you always think grass is greener on the other side until you see things from a different point of view. I used to live in a small town in a rural region, which I didn't like AT ALL, I just wanted to get out of there and finally get to live the big city life. But as soon as I got my neat little apartment surrounded by traffic, pollution and pavement, I only wanted to go back to my beautiful small town life in the country!
I rediscovered it with new eyes and I just couldn't believe I actually wanted to get out of that paradise! Now I just want to go back there, but I'm stuck in big cities for studying purposes:oP I'm often doing little roadtrips in that area though:-)
Go ahead and explore your area, there's nothing to be ashamed of and when family or friends come to visit you, at least you'll have something interesting to show them! I brought my family who lived in that area for 30+ years to places they thought they knew but never really explored and they were truly surprised to discover new sceneries, walking paths and attractions in their own neighborhood they never heard about before. It is a pleasure to re-discover and it is so much cheaper than travelling in other countries!:-) What's the point of going around the world if you never walked your own courtyard?
If you want to share your pictures with us, I'm sure many people from the forum would be interested (beggining with me, never been to LA and curious:o)
Have a nice day!