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A Note From the Road: Road Trip Louisiana - A Mirror on LA HWY 18 Vacherie LA

Mirror, mirror, on the wall.
I have started playing somewhat with reflections Mom.
This is one of the mirrors is the Oak Alley Plantation - I like how the reflection is distorted, due to the age of the mirror.
xoxo a.d.


A Note From the Road: Road Trip Colorado - A Bossy Bunch -York St - Denver, Colorado

Shouts one mile high.
Today's flowers come from Denver Mom - 
They are a bunch of Orchids, shouting and looking all bossy.
Happy Friday!
xoxo a.d.

A Note From the Road: Road Trip California - Lighthouse on Point Cabrillo - CA HWY 1 - Mendocino, California

Lighthouses are romantic, in a reclusive hermit sort of way.

Greetings from Point Cabrillo Mom
Nice place to stop and stretch your legs - they have quite a few trails here.  We kept hearing something, sea lions? seals?  dog mermaids? but we couldn't find them.  
I really wanted to find them.
Instead, you get a picture of the very pretty Cabrillo Point Lighthouse.
xoxo a.d.


A Note from the Road: Road Trip Louisiana - Oak Alley in the Rain - LA HWY 18 - Vacherie, Louisiana

Rain didn't dampen the beauty.
It seems to rain quite a bit in Louisiana Mom -
but I like the colors of the rain jackets against the color of the house and walk.
We are outside Oak Alley plantation.  The house is beautiful  - and yet is such a vivid symbol of what was a rather bad period in Southern history.
xoxo a.d.

A Note From the Road: Road Trip California - El Capitan - South Side Dr - Yosemite Valley, California

A climber's favorite
So guess what today is Mom?
This is the anniversary of the first base jump off El Capitan.
Pelky and Schubert gave it a go this day in 1966.
It didn't go well, but they lived.
Of course, after that, jumping off El Capitan is verboten.
xoxo a.d.

A Note From the Road: Road Trip Georgia - Wee Door - Habersham dr - Savannah, Georgia

Cute, little, Colonial door.
The door is so tiny Mom!!
The Colonial buildings here in Savannah have some unfamiliar features.....like exactly what was this door for?
It is only about 4 feet high, so I hope it wasn't a residence of some sort.
xoxo a.d.

A Note From the Road: Road Trip Arkansas - Flowers for Friday - Crossover Rd - Fayetteville, Arkansas

Going red for Friday's Flower.

Flowers for Friday Mom!
Red poppies to remember everyone deployed.
You are wearing red right Mom?
xoxo a.d.


A Note From the Road: Road Trip Colorado - Chilly Platte - Crystal Lake Rd - Pine, Colorado

Dreaming of something cold.

Yeah, it is still really hot Mom,
Here is a vision of the chilly past.  We went up to the Platte River one early March,  it was so frosty.
Today, in the South everything is melting.
Try and stay cool.
xoxo a.d.

Escaping from the Heat - Mystic Caverns - Cavern Dr - Harrison AR

Going deep.
Man oh man is it hot Mom!
Time to go caving.  Such wonderful air conditioners, caves.
I wonder if I can move in for the week.
xoxo a.d.


A Note From the Road - Road Trip Hawaii - Donkey - Queen Ka'ahumanu Hwy - Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

This was a first for me.
Bottoms up Mom!

I had no idea there were wild donkeys here.
The first time I had ever seen a donkey crossing.
We never did see the donkey though.
xoxo a.d.

A Note From the Road: Road Trip Hawaii - Orchid - Old Mamalahoa Hwy - Papaikou, Hawaii

Looking snappy!

We found a great botanical garden here in Hawaii Mom - 
It is the Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden and it has Orchids, lots and lots of them.
I love Orchids,  they are such bossy looking flowers :D
xoxo a.d.






A Note From the Road: Road Trip Hawaii - A Bum Along Queen Ka'ahumanu Hwy - Queen Ka'ahumanu - Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

Just a little moon.
Look, Mom!
We found a "bum" beside the road.
Isn't it cool how everything erodes.
xoxo a.d.

A Note From the Road: Road Trip Hawaii - Rainbow Falls - Rainbow Dr.- Hilo, Hawaii

A scene from a postcard.


This is Rainbow Falls Mom

One of “the” falls to see on the big island. 


Quite lovely really, but then this is Hawaii :)


XOXO A.D.

A Note From the Road: Road Trip Hawaii - Punalu‘U Beach - Ninole Loop Rd - Mountain View, Hawaii

Don't forget flip flops on this beach.






Here is another black rock beach Mom


This one is Punalu‘U Beach, in Mountain View.  


Sea turtles gather here, I had hoped to put my zoom lens to good use...but no, the turtles were somewhere else.



XOXO A.D.

A Note from the Road: Road Trip Hawaii - Beach on Banyan Dr. - Banyan Dr - Hilo, Hawaii

This isn't sand



These were not the beaches I imagined Mom, 

A lot of the beaches on the Big Island are lava rock.  Sturdy and fun to hike out on.  The ocean is gorgeous and the rocks are alive with baby crabs (we have been very careful about where we stepped)


XOXO A.D.