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Although I do not have a permanent home, and am in full on vagabond mode, I try not to forget where I am from. I also recognize that I am fortunate to be able to travel the way that I do. So, wherever I am, if someone purchases a photo from me directly, I will give 5% of the sale price to the Rosendale Food Pantry, which provides food to those who need it in the town that I grew up in.
I am very excited that 2 of my photos were used in the Ulster County Tourism Guide in New York, including on the cover of the pullout map. Ulster County is my emotional home, and I am proud to have my photos represent it and help draw people to it. See more of the things I am proud of and some of my accomplishments by clicking Points of Pride
As of this posting on July 16, 2014, this is my 6th day in Oregon, and I should be here for about 14 more, so this is going to be the first of hopefully a few posts from the state. I’ve been in Oregon a bit before, but never for this long. I’m excited to check it out in detail. Here’s a bit of what I’ve seen so far.
This was my 2nd drive across Idaho, but my first one in 2010 was way up north where it’s only 60 miles wide, so I saw much more of it this time…including Boise, which was quite the vibrant city. (Sorry, no good pics of Boise though)
I’ve been looking forward to crossing South Dakota again ever since I did it in 2010. I forgot how empty it was for much of the state when driving from east to west, but I saw plenty of interesting things in the state, and was glad that I returned.
Bighorn sheep overseeing his territory at Badlands National Park
If it weren’t for Detroit’s issues, I’m sure you’d all head much more about St Louis, Missouri, and East St Louis, Illinois. There’s some interesting tourist sports in St Louis, but it doesn’t take you going very far to find massive swaths of blight and abandonment. You can tell it was a very vibrant city, but I don’t know what’s going to happen now.
Cargill has a park on the water in East St Louis with a structure to walk up for a great view of St Louis and the famous Gateway Arch
US Route 50 is one of the original roads from the US Highway system, and I find it fascinating, even though Route 66 gets all the publicity. Some day I might drive the whole thing…although some of it is divided highway with exits now, and I don’t even like going on those roads.
It really seems like all of the activity is by the interstates and on the edges of the towns…gas stations, hotels, restaurants…none of them busy in the center of town.
Here are some photos from on and near Route 50 in Virginia, West Virginia, and Ohio.
CBS Fruit Company in Stephens City, Virginia. (The furthest from Route 50 of any of these photos)
Between driving around to run errands, and specifically going out to take photos, I really enjoyed capturing various scenes around Kent County this June, mostly close to Route 9, which runs north/south, and goes near my parents’ farm. It took me many years to appreciate the landscape for what it is.
Leipsic, Delaware is a small town in Kent County, just less than 2 miles from my parents’ house. I found myself enjoying taking photos there the last few weeks. It has a lot of character for a small place.
I liked how the sun hit this boat along the Leipsic River
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