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France on Film: Beaune, Annecy, Chamonix, and Lyon

France on Film: Beaune, Annecy, Chamonix, and Lyon

After leaving Paris, we headed south through Burgundy and then east into the French Alps. Our Pentax MX 35mm SLR once again captured some special moments along the way. Beaune, Marche aux Vins (wine cave tour) Beaune, Hotel Dieu Train ride from Beaune Annecy, Café des Ducs Annecy Annecy Annecy Chamonix, Plan de l’Aiguille (7,602 … Continue reading

France on Film: Paris

France on Film: Paris

Film photography is one of our favorite hobbies – we both prefer the look and feel of film over digital.  There’s something special, more real, and in-the-moment about film that digital just doesn’t capture.  We lugged around a Pentax MX 35mm SLR film camera during our 3 week adventure through France and snapped away 5 rolls, in … Continue reading

Mont St. Michel, Normandy

Mont St. Michel, Normandy

Lets jump right back into recapping our June 2012 France travelogue – we last left off in St. Malo in Brittany.  Shaun was busy with his work conference, so I took a solo day trip to Mont St. Michel, a famous island abbey within the Normandy region. I caught the morning bus from St. Malo … Continue reading

Tahoe: An Un-Wintery Weekend

Tahoe: An Un-Wintery Weekend

For Shaun’s 26th birthday, I bought my first Living Social deal: a weekend getaway in South Lake Tahoe.  I had never been to Tahoe and figured that we could enjoy a nice weekend in a winter wonderland at some point in November or December.  Well, November & December came and went – with no snow in the mountains. After not taking any time … Continue reading

Monthly Film Roll: October 2011

Monthly Film Roll: October 2011

As I continue learning to love the California Central Valley, I decided it was important to start finding the beauty in the area.  This prompted a new goal of improving my film photography skills by using a roll of film each month around town in Modesto and the neighboring areas.  I hope these pictures capture some great … Continue reading

Labor Day Weekend 2011: Tacoma, WA

Labor Day Weekend 2011: Tacoma, WA

Since Labor Day is a holiday for workers, Shaun & I took advantage of it.  We took a few vacation days to give ourselves a 5-day weekend from work.  We flew up to Washington via SeaTac Airport and spent a nice, long, enjoyable and relaxing weekend in my hometown of Tacoma. Our flight was at 6:30am on … Continue reading

Leaf Peepers

Leaf Peepers

Leaf peeping is an informal term, commonly used in the United States, for people who travel to view and photograph the fall foliage in areas where foliage changes colors (Wikipedia) For the last 2 years in a row, Shaun, Rosco & I have taken late-season camping trips to the Eastern Sierras via Highway 108.  Nearly … Continue reading

2011-07-16: Burgson Lake Backpacking Trip Report

2011-07-16: Burgson Lake Backpacking Trip Report

Location: Burgson Lake in the Carson-Iceberg Wilderness of Stanislaus National Forest off HWY 108 (Clark Fork Rd to Fence Creek Rd to Wheat’s Meadow Trailhead). Dates Hiked:  July 16-17, 2011 Trails Hiked:  Wheat’s Meadow Trailhead to Burgson Lake Total Distance: Roundtrip about 7.5 miles Difficulty: Moderate Other Rules/Info: Wilderness permit required for all overnight trips in Carson-Iceberg Wilderness. Dogs on leash / … Continue reading