Friday, December 21, 2007
I bet you have been wondering where I have been.
There are so many things to catch up on.
We did some traveling into Virginia, Delaware, Maryland and South Carolina in April and May (I hope to catch you up on those visits soon).
In May we decided to return to North Carolina to spend the summer with Patty.
Pamm and Patty spent their birthday together (in June) for the first time in 29 years.
After much discussion and planning Jan and Pamm decided to go into business with Patty.
Patty has been a Pet Photographer for the last 5 years here in Raleigh as well as traveling around North Carolina and Virginia. We formed a company together with her call Shutter Paws Imging. (You can see our website at www.shutterpaws.com) We travel around to dog events, agility mostly, and set up to take portraits of dogs and their people. Recently we have started taking action shots at the events. We then make various items with the pictures on them. You can see all of the stuff we make on our web site. Patty still does the portrait photography, but Pamm has now joined her as photographer, taking many of the action shots. We plan to continue working events locally (North Carolina and Virginia) for a while. We then want to get back on the road, traveling the country taking pictures at dog events and seeing the sights along the way.
I had no idea how much time starting a new business takes! I mostly just sit and watch Jan, Pamm and Patty work. I have to stay up high away from Maggie, Tucker and Pete (well mostly Pete) as they are dogs and love to chew stuffed things! Yikes!
I am looking forward to getting back on the road. (I really miss getting my picture taken with all of the cute girls that love teddy bears!!!)
Until then, I will try to get Pamm to help me catch you all up on the rest of our travels.
Best wishes for a very MERRY CHRISTMAS and a wonderful NEW YEAR!
Monday, April 16, 2007
Pamm's sister Patty had an agility competition near the Yorktown, Williamsburg area. We drove up to Gloucester to watch her dogs in action.This is Maggie "The Black Bullet" in action.
Monday, April 9, 2007
I can't remember what these baskets are called, but they were used to build the earthwork defenses. They were first filled with rocks and then covered with dirt to make the earthen berms.
I am with a very nice Ranger. The building behind us is a very, very old church, which is still used to this day for services. (Rangers have the coolest hats!)
This gentleman is another Ranger who gave us a very interesting tour of Jamestown. He told us that Pocahantas is buried in England! This picture was taken inside the church.
(What you would caption this picture?)
Friday, April 6, 2007
This is the "gaol" or what we call a "jail". Work was being done inside the building. We didn't get to go in.
This sign contains information about the jail. Jan said the "bad guys" today have it way too good.
Jan said this is a "paddy wagon" because the driver's name is "Paddy". (I don't believe him)
The tour guides provide information that helps you understand the history of Williamsburg. This nice gentleman was our guide at the Governor's Palace.
This is the private or backside of the Governor's Palace. It was really neat. See the hedges? Jan got lost in them.
Thursday, April 5, 2007
We had some great meals at the Waffle House in Wilmington. Here I am pictured with a new friend. She was just wonderful and made sure my milk was cold. (It was nice that they let bears in the restaurant!)
Here I am at the entrance to the Carolina Beach State Park. The burnt ground and trees behind me are part of the Park's department planned management to assist future forest growth. By reducing the vegetation on the ground, seedlings have a better chance of survival. Plus fuel for forest fires is removed. This makes sense to me and I bet Smokey Bear would say so too!
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
Monday, March 12, 2007
Um! Helloooo. I am trapped in the claws of a giant crab and everybody just wants to take a picture!
Saturday the 3rd, we headed for