Archive for the ‘Road Trip’ Tag

Hurricane Damage Louisiana   Leave a comment

Hurricane Damage Near I-10 In Louisiana — HDR Image by kenne

Louisiana had three hurricanes in 2020, then Hurricane Ida roared ashore on August 29, 2021
the 16-year anniversary of Katrina’s devastating landfall.

 

Voting Rights   1 comment

National Voting Rights Museum and Institute, Selma, Alabama (August 10, 2021) — Image by kenne

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.

— Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse   2 comments

Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse — Image by kenne

“Extending into the harbor from the grounds of Fort Preble on the Southern Maine Community College 
Campus in South Portland, visitors will find a conspicuous profile in the landscape at the end of a 950-foot breakwater.
It is Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse, a caisson-style lighthouse built in 1898 to warn mariners of a dangerous
ledge in Portland Harbor upon which it sits.” — Source: visitportland.com

Moving On Down The Road   Leave a comment

Moving On Down The Road — Image by kenne

Move on down the road
Loaded on a pickup truck
Have house will travel

Through New Mexico
On Interstate Highway 10
East and west movement.

— kenne

A Fun Day On The Beach   Leave a comment

A Fun Day On The Beach (August 2021)– Photo-Artistry by kenne

On this winter day
it’s nice to look
back on the fun
days of summer
being in the sun
with bikini-clad girls. 
Eye popping!

— kenne

A Walk Around The Bailey’s Homestead   3 comments

We arrived in Grantham, New Hampshire August 18th, where we spent a few days with daughter Kate
and her family. In between some misty rain showers, I spent some time walking around their 17-acre
homestead. It’s a beautiful place — so peaceful.

— kenne

LOVE In LOVE Park   Leave a comment

Love In Love Park, Downtown Philadelphia — Image by kenne

Our visit to Philadelphia was short as it was an overnight stay between Richmond and Graham, New Hampshire. 

No Philly experience is complete without snapping a photo in front of one of The City of Brotherly Love’s 

best-known landmarks: LOVE itself.

The sculpture by Robert Indiana is in John F. Kennedy Plaza — better known as LOVE Park — just northwest of City Hall. 

It was first installed in 1976. 

— kenne

“Wish not so much to live long as to live well.”

— ​from Poor Richard’s Almanack, 1738 by Ben Franklin 

Quechee Gorge In Vermont   2 comments

Quechee Gorge (8/18/21) — Image by kenne

While visiting daughter Katie and her family in Graham, NH, we explored nearby Quechee Gorge State Park.
The day was misty, with the sun occasionally shining through the clouds.

Located along US Route 4, thousands of visitors stop each year to take in the breathtaking views of the Quechee Gorge.
The park’s focal point is Vermont’s deepest gorge, formed by glacial activity approximately 13,000 years ago.
Visitors can look down at the Ottauquechee River, flowing 165 feet below viewing points along Route 4.

— kenne

Windsor Vermont Dinner   Leave a comment

Dinner at Harpoon Brewery in Windsor, Vermont (Jaxon, Nick, Matt, and Katie, August 18, 2021) — Image by kenne

Highway Politics In The South   1 comment

Political signs were a common sight on our August road trip, especially in Texas and the southeast.— Image by kenne

“You are never dedicated to something you have complete confidence in. No one is fanatically shouting that the sun
is going to rise tomorrow. They know it’s going to rise tomorrow. When people are fanatically dedicated to political
or religious faiths or any other kinds of dogmas or goals, it’s always because these dogmas or goals are in doubt.”

— from Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M. Pirsig

Visiting Family In Short Pump, Virginia — Photo-Essay   Leave a comment

Images by kenne (August 13-14, 2021)
(Click on any of the images for a larger view in a slideshow format.)

We arrived in Short Pump in the late afternoon on August 13th, where we would spend the next three days with Jason and family. 

Short Pump is a suburb of Richmond, Virginia. The population was 24,729 at the 2010 census. 

This posting is the second of three that will be shared of our stay in Short Pump. 

Here’s a link to the first posting — https://kenneturner.com/2021/09/09/time-with-grandchildren-at-swimming-pool-a-photo-essay/

The older grandchildren will be part of the third in this series of three postings on our visit to Short Pump.

— kenne

Charleston Snapshots   Leave a comment

Charleston (August 11, 2021) — Snapshots by kenne
(Click On Any Image for Slideshow)

 

Dragonfly On Point   Leave a comment

Dragonfly On Point — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Late August,

Aging colors change
In desert wetlands
Pensive like a sharp turn.

And yet,
What persistence
Balanced as perchance?

Flying for meters
Only to go back
To the same point.

— kenne

Time With Grandchildren At Swimming Pool — A Photo Essay   2 comments

Images by kenne (August 14, 2021) — Click On Any Image To See In Slideshow Format.

After spending time driving and sightseeing in the southeast (as COVID-19 was spiking through the area)
we made it to Richmond, VA, where we spent time with family (Jason, April, Cayden, Cayla, Audrey, and Robin).
This was our first opportunity to spend time with
our new grandchildren Cayla and Cayden.

— kenne

Dragonfly: On The Road, Charleston, South Carolina   Leave a comment

Dragonfly: On the Road, Charleston, South Carolina (August 12, 2021) — Image by kenne

spotted at a far

zooming in on the moment

captured in my time

— kenne

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