Day Four — Eclipse glasses

Eclipse glasses — Ginger and Gary ready for the annular eclipse, in Odessa, Texas. Annular Eclipse Trip Day Four. +7

Faux Stonehenge, Odessa, Texas

Faux Stonehenge Odessa, Texas. We stopped here while scoping out potential places to watch the annual eclipse. We decided this might be too twee and too popular. The eclipse photographers were already gathering. +2

Gary and Ginger at the Pole Hollow Cairn

Gary and Ginger at the Pole Hollow Cairn — Ginger is never one to miss the chance to ham things up. There are several outtakes.

Gary and Ginger at the Pole Hollow Cairn

Gary and Ginger at the Pole Hollow Cairn – I know how to treat Ginger to a good time, I made sure she had plenty of exercise, time to relax, and her own room with a forest view. One-minute read, +1

Family Day

Family Day – Spent with Carol & Jim to celebrate Lanie’s Graduation. Katie was also with us but unfortunately, she left before we decided to take a picture.

Ginger & Gary December 2020

Ginger & Gary December 2020

Gary (without Ginger) on the Berryman Trail

Gary (without Ginger) on the Berryman Trail – The caption refers to a picture I took in March 2011, about three-quarters of a mile from where this picture was taken. +1

Pees Hollow, Counter-Clockwise For a Change

Pees Hollow, Counter-clockwise For a Change – The last time Ginger and I went backpacking together was in August 2017. For this trip, Ginger chose the trail — Hercules Glades Wilderness, Pees Hollow trail, and I chose the route — Counter-clockwise. Trip write-up: Three-minute read, 14 pictures

Gary and Ginger — Ninth Wedding Anniversary

Gary and Ginger – Ninth Wedding Anniversary. Ginger took a ninth wedding anniversary selfie.

Gary & Ginger on the Silver Trail at Busiek

Gary & Ginger on the Silver Trail at Busiek. 8 pictures

Ginger and Gary on the White Trail at Busiek

Ginger and Gary on the White Trail at Busiek 12 pictures

How did we get here, and where are we headed?

How did we get here, and where are we headed? – In 2010 we went from car camping to hiking and backpacking in six months. I reflect on what instigated that change, and how we are going to keep on getting out. Five-minute read, 8 pictures

Calm Center (Three)

Calm Center (Three) – We visited a place laden with memories for me and recreate a picture from ten years ago. Two-minute read, 4 pictures

Mike & Diffi’s Wedding – The Wedding

Mike & Diffi’s Steam Punk Wedding + 11

Mike and Diffi’s Wedding – in Black and White

Mike and Diffi’s Wedding – in Black and White 34 Pictures

We’re On Our Way to England

We’re On Our Way to England – And we’ll be staying a month. It’s going to be busy as Ginger has a lot of work lined up. We’ll be traveling a lot, and I plan to get in some hiking, we’ll see how that goes. 2 pictures

The start of the evening

The start of the evening – The evenings are starting to get cool and temporarily at least, the mosquitoes have gone away.

We went off to see the Wizard (JKS)

We went off to see the Wizard (JKS) – Today we took a trip down to Tulsa and spent the day with our friend jks (aka wizardjks on Flickr) 3 pictures

Some Crafting and a Barbecue

Some Crafting and a Barbecue – Vacation Day 25 – I think the correct order was a Barbecue then some crafting.

Grasmere in the Lake District

Grasmere in the Lake District – Vacation Day 16 – Having taken our leave of Penny we headed North. By fitting in a couple of days in Wales we’d lost some time we’d planned to spend in the Lake District / Scotland. 7 pictures

Gary and Ginger on the beach near Horsey, Norfolk

Gary and Ginger on the beach near Horsey, Norfolk – Lanie borrowed my camera and took these pictures. I really like them. 3 pictures

An afternoon with Carol and Jim (365:331)

An afternoon with Carol and Jim (365:331) – Today we collected Lanie from her Grandparents. Katie came too, the price I had to pay was a white knuckle ride in the co-pilot’s seat while Katie drove us through country roads. 4 pictures

Testing out the new office space (365:330)

Not content with pointing fingers at people, Ginger is now pointing cheese (in a very meaningful manner) at me A day spent transferring files. Tomorrow we’ll be going to Carol and Jim’s to collect Lanie, who absconded with her grandparents after Thanksgiving.

Today we drove down to see Carol & Jim (365:323)

Today we drove down to see Carol & Jim (365:323). After dinner we sat around chatting. 3 pictures

After Thanksgiving Dinner at church (365:320)

After Thanksgiving Dinner at church (365:320)