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Travel Photo Thursday

Posted by on Jun 22, 2017 in Uncategorized | 5 comments

Travel Photo Thursday will be back next week. My family suffered a devastating loss this week with the passing of my nephew. RIP Brandon, we love you.

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Canada 150: A Song, A Video, and Some Photos

Posted by on Jun 15, 2017 in Canada, Destinations, Travel Photo Thursday | 8 comments

Canada 150

Canada 150 is all the talk in Canada this year, and the big day, July 1st, is fast approaching. Welcome to week 333 (6/15/2017) of Travel Photo Thursday. This week have fun listening to the Canada 150 song, a 2-minute video of Canadian moments (not my video), and photos that I’ve taken when I’ve been traveling around and spending time in my country over the past few years. I won’t be in Canada on July 1st to celebrate Canada 150, but I will be arriving in Vancouver on August 8th, and then onto Nova Scotia on August 22nd. Indy and I will be taking up residence in beautiful Annapolis Royal at least for a little while 🙂 Enjoy the song, the moments, and the photos.


A stunning Vancouver Island sunset taken way back in August 2006.


Vancouver Island

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Korea DMZ: North – South Divide in Photos

Posted by on Jun 9, 2017 in Destinations, Korea, Travel Photo Thursday | 15 comments

Korea DMZ

This week we are roaming around the Korea DMZ, that swath of land that separates North Korea from South Korea and came into being when the Korean War Armistice was signed way back in 1953. Welcome to Week 332 (6/8/2017) of Travel Photo Thursday. Join me on a tour of the North – South divide in photos.

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I initially took this tour back in 2001 or 2002. I know it was before digital cameras (or just before they came to market). I did take photos that day, and I had them developed, but they’ve disappeared during one of my moves over the years. I was anxious to see what was still the same and what had changed, and if I can still brag about having a good memory!

I am always surprised that the DMZ is only an hour outside of Seoul. This is why we foreigners get a little antsy when the big guy up North starts his saber rattling. Our first stop of the day was the Imjingak Unification Park,  in the city of  Paju on the banks of the Imjin River.


Korea DMZ: North South Divide

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