December 2023 Update

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Not surprisingly, Holly and I had a busy December. In addition to the Christmas holiday, December is always extra-festive because of Holly’s birthday early in the month. For each of our birthdays, we usually take the closest Friday off to … Continued

Top Posts for 2023

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I was planning on a Top 5 Posts for 2023 list but after the top 3, there was a 3-way tie so this is a Top 6 Posts list: #1 Minolta X-700 with Ilford HP5 Plus (February 24) #2 Minolta … Continued

Christmas in Philly 2023

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I had a few opportunities in December to take some photos of Christmas around Philadelphia. Holly and I live close to Rittenhouse Square which always has a Christmas tree and other decorations. I first took some pictures there with my … Continued

2023 California Vacation Part 5

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Day Eleven (Sunday) Another day spent mainly in Carmel-by-the-Sea. We returned to out relaxing morning habit before heading to Stationæry for breakfast. We went there in 2019. Holly really enjoyed what she had, but I was more on the fence. … Continued

Carmel River State Beach with my Minolta X-700

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On our second-to-last full day in Carmel-by-the-Sea, we took a walk along the aptly named Scenic Drive to get to Carmel River State Beach. Last year, the river didn’t reach the ocean. After a very rainy winter, we were curious … Continued

Monterey and Cannery Row Photos

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One day, Holly and I found ourselves back in Monterey for breakfast. We decided to visit Old Fisherman’s Wharf despite having been there numerous times. It was nice being there mid-May when it’s not as crowded as it can get … Continued

Garland Ranch Regional Park with My Minolta X-700

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On our 3rd full day of the Carmel-by-the-Sea portion of our vacation, Holly and I hiked in Garland Ranch Regional Park in Carmel Valley. Carmel-by-the-Sea is on the coast and was mostly cool during our stay. Carmel Valley is about … Continued

2023 California Vacation Part 3

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Day Six (Tuesday) We started our first full day in Carmel-by-the-Sea with breakfast at Carmel Belle which has been the place we’ve gone to for our first breakfast the past 3 visits. We usually get something on the healthy side … Continued