Near Berrydale – Florida Highway 4 Guest Blog

Tuesday I received a Happy New Year email with this note.
Shuey writes:
“It’s been awhile since I’ve seen something in this category that was worth a U-turn and a stop.
I spotted this one while returning on a rainy day from “The Last Ride of the Year” which I go to every year to see some of my long distance riding friends.  I was between rain clouds and the contrasts of light and shadow really caught my eye.  Not in the picture, but off to the right, set much further back from the road, was a nice double-wide trailer. I’m guessing this building was the original family homestead now abandoned with a descendent family still living on the property.  Whether this old house is kept for the memories or it’s just to expensive to tear down . . . who knows.  Definitely worth a stop.   I’ll bet this building could tell a story or two if it could talk.”  
Google Street view from 2016 shows a building in much better shape

Berrydale Florida
Once upon a time it was “Home Sweet Home”

Trains and Tracks: Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge

Cee has compiled a list blog challenges all around the blogosphere. She posts a FOTD Flower of the Day challenge  and inspires others blogger to post their flowers. If you want to see some gorgeous blooms, click the FOTD Flower of the Day. She is an excellent photographer and a creative soul.  Always generous with her encouragement.

This week Cee’s B & W Challenge is Trains and Tracks.
Searched my archives for my sister’s and my visit to Alaska in 2016.  Our 8 hour train ride from Anchorage to Denali.  And back!  I converted a few of the photos to sepia tones which is new for me. Perhaps I should have read up on how to do it more effectively but I had fun trying.  Thanks Cee.

Souvenir Guest Gallery

Guest Contributions to Today’s Souvenir Gallery.

A follow-on post  from Tuesday’s Post- Souvenir 

Sometimes you purchase the souvenir yourself, and sometimes a souvenir is brought to you as a gift from a traveling friend.

________________________________Souvenirs from Mary

 

____________________________________Souvenirs from Joanne

_______________________________Souvenirs from Vincie-

______________Terry’s souvenir mug from Norway, just over a month in her possession

____________________________Yvette’s Souvenir Refrigerator Magnets

___________________________________Bobbie’s Souvenirs –

Postcard from London from my sister Mary.  I found it on my fridge today.

Troll Crossing in Norway One Year Ago

Trollstigen (Troll’s Road) in Norway.  If you click the link you can see pictures of the winding Troll’s Road.

One year ago I was on the Arne and Carlos‘ Knitting Cruise going up the coast of Norway on MS Finnmarken.   Thanks to Pam from Massachusetts, my knitting colleague and ship roommate for sending this pic today. Yes that was a wonderful trip of a lifetime and there are many great memories.

I was so happy to receive an email today with this photo of myself that Pam took by the  Troll Crossing sign.  I was able to go and find the one I took of her, too.

Our tour bus was to drive up the winding roads but due to bad weather, the Troll Road was closed. (After looking at the photos of the road I think I am a bit relieved it was closed)

Thanks again for the fun memory, Pam.  I’m glad you follow the blog. Hope you like this post!

The weather that day

Troll Road Closed

Good to Go Away- Good to Return Home

 

Pittsburgh in the distance as we make our descent. 
welcome signop Duquesne Incline aPPGDowntown alley view from the bus
Cathedral of Learning University of Pittsburgh
Central Catholic rooftop silhouette as I wait for Steve to come pick me up at the bus stop

not my house but isn’t the light lovely on the brick?

Home sweet home. Grateful for safe travels.

Lacrosse Game in Berlin

Lacrosse game in Berlin.  Berlin, Ohio!

Not to be mistaken for Berlin, Germany.

Waiting for Jack’s game to start.

FCBF58AD-4B4A-457A-A5F0-2F6E0EC086073FF4417D-4163-4A2C-86EA-C464CF96E4B7The morning drive out to Ohio was gray skies and rain so it was good to have sun and blue skies in the late afternoon.

Guest Blog “Ruth at Work”

I received the loveliest email from a nice knitter from Texas whom I met in Norway.

We traveled together on the Arne and Carlos Knitting Cruise.  She attached a photo of me on the deck of the M/S Finnmarken, shooting the Norwegian coastal  vista with my phone. Norway is a beautiful country.

I didn’t even know she took it. Turns out she’d also checked out my blog site when she got home and saw the People at Work series from last July’s show.

So she titled it “Ruth at Work”  Thanks Becky.

Photo by Becky Weaver 

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