It’s Friday!

Hey everyone. Yes, I know this was going to be the week (month) where I began posting two or three times a week. Of course, I didn’t get anything prepared.

Last night, I was going through some old photos in search of ones I might use for the covers of my new series. No, the first book isn’t finished, and yes, I’m already brainstorming the other three.

Anyhow, I found a few vacation pictures. Since we won’t be making a trip this year (if I travel out of state, I would have to quarantine for fourteen days before I go back to work), I thought I’d share a few photos from past trips.

The Window – Chisos Mountains, Big Bend National Park

In 2013, we visited Big Bend National Park and stayed in the Chisos Mountain Lodge. The sites were incredible, including the one above. I have an unfinished novel that I worked on during that trip. Maybe I’ll dust it off one day.

Palo Duro Canyon State Park

Palo Duro Canyon is just south of Amarillo, Texas. It’s the second-longest in the United States, behind Grand Canyon. We visited there in 2011 and even took in an outdoor play.

Alaska’s inside passage between Ketchikan and Juneau.

It’s hard to pick just one photo from our 2012 Alaska trip since I took over 900. Our seven-day cruise began in Seattle with stops in Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway, and Victoria, British Columbia. It was almost 9:30 p.m. when I took this shot.

Looking down from Little Round Top, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

I only took around 600 pics during our 2015 trip to Virginia, Washington DC, and Pennsylvania. We traveled over 3000 miles through eight states. Most of the photos were taken inside museums, but in keeping with the outdoor theme, I selected this one from Gettysburg National Military Park.

The good life!

Broken Bow, Oklahoma is about a three-hour drive. it’s a nice place to kick back and relax. We always rent a cabin. Our last trip there was in 2018.

That’s it for the week. Hope you enjoyed my trip down memory lane. Next week, I have a book review post. On WIP Wednesday, I’ll share a snippet from Cold Dark Night.

31 thoughts on “It’s Friday!

  1. Beautiful pictures, Joan! I’m glad I’m not the only one who takes that many on vacation:) I loved our trip to Alaska, the beauty was amazing. I spent this week searching through my pictures too for a cover. Took me a while but found that shot of a campfire I was looking for a short story. I got a bit distracted with memories at times. Have a good weekend.

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    1. I got sidetracked with my photos as well. Didn’t find what I wanted for the covers, but the trip down memory lane was worth it.

      Aren’t digital photos wonderful? I remember the days when I would take a max of three or four rolls of film and hope for the best!

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  2. You have some great pictures and even better memories. Sorry that you couldn’t go anywhere this year because of the repercussions of the virus. Let’s hope for a better 2021.

    I hope you get your book finished sooner rather than later. Good luck.

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  3. I miss traveling and seeing all the amazing places available. Married life isn’t for the faint of heart. We usually have to afford something in state these days, but it is a beautiful state. I’m fortunate to have a lot of memories to draw from for my novels. Places like the Temple of Wind resemble places I’ve actually been.

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  4. These are fantastic photos, Joan! The Chisos Mountains in Big Bend is one of my favorite places. It’s got some kind of unseen magic. 🙂 And Broken Bow is another fave for the family to go for a quick getaway. I’ve never yet been to Alaska, but would love to go. Thank you for sharing!

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    1. We enjoyed Alaska. Wouldn’t want to live there but nice to visit. We loved the Chisos Mountains. Crossed the Rio Grande in a row boat. Sure was glad to get back on the Texas side.


  5. Fabulous photos, Joan! What wonderful trips those must have been. Question: what is that pinnacle in the photo of Palo Duro Canyon? Can that possibly be a natural formation?

    At any rate, taking a look through your photo album always makes a great post! Thanks for letting us do some armchair traveling! 🙂

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  6. It’s always fun to look through old photos. Especially photos of places where treasured memories were made.

    Now I’m interested in the trunk novel you might dust off…

    Happy Friday.

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  7. Gorgeous photos! Like you, hubby and I have cancelled any vacations away we had planned. We’re in ‘wait-and-see’ mode right now.
    I’ve been so slow for ages now and am way behind on everything. I finally got my latest book of erotic short romance fiction finished … yay! (only a few months later than I’d planned, lols).
    Have a wonderful weekend, Joan 🙂

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