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Month: April 2017

The Kodak Brownie Hawkeye…Another Adventure with Film

I had heard of the Kodak Brownie Hawkeye camera before, but I did not know much about it.  When I was younger, my Great Uncle Bill used to take lots of pictures.  I’m sure at some point, he probably used a Brownie camera, but with my lack of knowledge about cameras back then, I’m sure he said “Do you want this old camera?”  To which I probably said “No thanks. It’s old.”  So, like many things I should’ve been smart enough to keep,  it’s probably another thing I let him throw away after he finally bought himself the Canon AE-1 Program. That...

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Caution – Watch for Snakes…

Snakes!  Eeeeeek!  As most of you know, hiking and taking photos on my hikes is one of my favorite things to do in my free time.  Recently, however, since Spring has sprung, my hikes have taken on a new feel.  A creepy, crawly, uncomfortable feel…  If you are one of my Facebook followers, then you probably know what is causing this new feel.  Snakes!  Yes, creepy, crawly, and VERY SCARY snakes! I have two great fears in life – you know, the kind that cause nightmares.  The kind of fears that keep you from engaging in certain activities.  You...

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Hotel Contessa…A Hotel You Should Visit if You’re in the San Antonio Area

The Hotel Contessa in San Antonio on the Riverwalk is a wonderful little hotel that my husband and I discovered many years ago when it first opened.  They were running a special, and we were looking for a deal.  We knew nothing about this hotel, but the pictures looked great, and it was on the river in San Antonio.  That’s all we needed. So we packed our bags and headed to San Antonio for the weekend (this was before kids)!  What a nice surprise it was to pull up to a beautiful hotel right on the river.  Of course we all...

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The Rookery in Dallas – A Slice of Paradise in the Midst of Chaos

The Rookery in Dallas.  Hmmm… What exactly is the Rookery?  Well, when I first heard about it, I had no idea what it was.  I had not heard the word before, and I did not know what it meant.  Since it was mentioned in one of my many bird email alerts, I knew it had something to do with birds.  I also knew that I could probably get some cool pictures of some feathered friends at this rookery place. The rookery had also been mentioned in a few different articles I had read on birds in and around the Dallas...

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On My Nightstand

The Widow by Fiona Barton

There’s a lot Jean hasn’t said over the years about the crime her husband was suspected of committing. She was too busy being the perfect wife, standing by her man while living with the accusing glares and the anonymous harassment. . . . . . [Read More]

On My Kindle

The Singles Game by Lauren Weisberger

When America’s sweetheart, Charlotte “Charlie” Silver, makes a pact with the devil—the infamously brutal tennis coach Todd Feltner—she finds herself catapulted into a world of celebrity stylists, private parties, charity matches aboard mega-yachts, and secret dates with Hollywood royalty.…[Read More]

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