So as we always drive back and forth to the Midwest, when we get to farm country and the weather is good (enough) the camera comes out for some road pictures. A little different in the summer as the corn is high and the vistas are not as far.
Some shots from this year's tug of war across the Mississippi between Iowa and Illinois. As Dorothy said, "Toto, we're not in New York City anymore."
Boy Scouts raise the flag
The rope is delivered to the other side
The tug. One of eleven teams.
Watching on land and water
The ladies team
After the Battle
And the week before California, we were on the Mississippi for our annual August visit. A few river pictures.
Fireworks over the river
Flying back to NY, late afternoon over the desert. Wonderful colors and shapes.
Looks like a diagram from a Sex-Ed class
A rare skin disease
Walking on the moon
A little bit of green
Leaving Los Angeles, the plane always flies out over the ocean before turning around and heading east back over the city.
Looking back at Malibu
Santa Monica Pier in the middle/Marina del Ray at the bottom
Downtown in the Distance
City meets the mountains. Rose Bowl lower left.
Actually, the reason we were in California was to visit an industry convention being held in Anaheim. Anaheim, famous for Disneyland and, nothing else. Not much there besides Disneyland; I know the Angels have a stadium there but basically freeways, hotels and chain restaurants. And a convention center. For three days we went from our hotel across the street to the convention center. And back.
Anaheim Convention Center
Like all of Southern California, sun-drenched
From the other side of the hotel, Disneyland and the mountains beyond
From our hotel window, Julie early morning swim