Sunday, July 12, 2009

On the move lately . . .

I know, it's been over a month since I posted. My posting seems to be getting worse instead of better. OK, here's why - my job - first on June 15th I flew out to San Antonio then drove on down to Eagle Pass to visit a supplier across the border in Piedras Negras, Mexico. On this trip I made sure I had my camera with me. Below is a shot I took in the Cultural Plaza in Peidras. You can see the rest from there in my Flickr set -
Then, instead of flying home on the 19th as originally booked, I was asked to fly on to another supplier in Obregon (Mexico) for a week. The visit was tiring but the trip home was the real adventure. To make a long story short. I left the hotel in Obregon at 6:00 am on Friday and arrived home at 2:00 am on Sunday. I missed my connection to Atlanta, had to spend the night in Mexico City (due to weather my plane was late arriving). Finally made it to Atlanta and missed yet another plane (because the airline lost the tag on one of my bags and I had to get it retagged). I managed to get a seat on the last flight to Indianapolis and finally got home at 2 ;00 am. Here is a photo I took in a small town near Obregon called Cocorid. More from the Obregon set are here -

I spent the next week back in the office counting the days until our summer shutdown then was asked to take a trip to Canada to one of our customers. Since I would be driving on this trip I definitely wanted my camera at my side. The location I was going to was Milton, Ontario which was about an hour north of Niagara Falls so I decided to take the scenic route home. Here is a panorama of the escarpment at Milton. More at -

I started back home last Wednesday morning, stopping by Niagara falls for a couple of hours. The skies were overcast then sunny so the light was constantly changing but I got some decent shots. Here is one of them and the rest can be seen here - next stop was the Naval and Military Park in Buffalo New York. Didn't take too many there, but here is one with the rest in my Flickr set - From here I headed west to Erie, Pennsylvania for a quick stop at the zoo. I love the face on this guy. His "friends" are shown here - spent the night in Cleveland, Ohio and then hit the Botanical Gardens before driving the last 6 hours home. Here is one of my favorites from the gardens. There are plenty more here -, I plan on taking the next 2 weeks off work to see how far we can get on the studio/garage. We still don't have the holes finished to set the posts and really are no farther than the picture in my last post. Hopefully, at the end of my "vacation" we will have more to show for our efforts. That's it for now, I need to gather some tools and go to my daughter's house to remodel a bathroom.