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#35326 - 05/31/11 03:13 AM Re: Travel Plans? [Re: Tucson Jim]
James Morrissey Offline
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Registered: 02/11/05
Loc: Manhattan, New York, New York
Hey Jim,

Thanks for the heads up. I see it is only a couple of hours from Vegas. One of the cool things, it seems, about Vegas is that everything is only a couple of hours. :P Death Valley, Bryce, Zion, The Valley of Fire, Grand Canyon, etc.

James
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#35738 - 07/09/11 09:15 PM Re: Travel Plans? [Re: Durwood Edwards]
Tucson Jim Offline
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Registered: 07/31/07
Loc: Tucson, Arizona, USA
Durwood:

I'd be interested in hearing more about your one-on-one workshop with Michael Frye? How long was it? Was it tailored especially for you or a standard itinerary? What did you cover? Is he a good instructor? Any work product you would care to share?

I notice he has one space left in his Autumn group workshop.

Thanks!

Jim

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#35813 - 07/19/11 04:33 AM Re: Travel Plans? [Re: Tucson Jim]
James Morrissey Offline
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Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 02/11/05
Loc: Manhattan, New York, New York
Hey Everyone,

I am officially 2 days from Maine! On Thursday morning, Chanthee and I do the drive up. I am pretty excited because this trip is going to be VERY different. It will be the first time we have not stayed in Acadia, focusing more on the back-woods. We will be staying near the Roosevelt-Campobello International Park. I hope to be driving out to the Maine Woods area, which they hope to turn into a National Park as well.

15 hours of driving on the way back (Sunday), so there will be a lot of living going on, LOL.

James
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#35823 - 07/20/11 04:55 PM Re: Travel Plans? [Re: James Morrissey]
Jim Poor Offline
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Registered: 05/07/08
Loc: Virginia, USA
Have fun.
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#35888 - 07/29/11 12:00 AM Re: Travel Plans? [Re: James Morrissey]
Tucson Jim Offline
Old hand

Registered: 07/31/07
Loc: Tucson, Arizona, USA
My wife Petra and I just returned from a two week camping trip to Southern Utah. It was the maiden voyage in our "new to us" RV. Initial plans called for us to split our two weeks away from home between Snow Canyon State Park and Cedar Breaks National Monument, but we ended up tacking on a visit to Capitol Reef National Park, as well.

Snow Canyon was great, but may be a tad too warm for August, James. When we first arrived, the daytime highs were around 100 F, but early morning walks were still pleasant with temps in the high 60's to low 70's. After a couple days, temps spiked to around 106 and it ceased being so pleasant. While camped at Snow Canyon, we took a day trip to Kolob Canyon, which is a part of Zion most people never see. Kolob Canyon, only about 35 miles from Snow Canyon, is lovely . . . and cool . . . but there is no camping except in the backcountry.

We left the heat of Snow Canyon for the cooler climes of Cedar Breaks National Monument. Cedar Breaks is like a smaller version of Bryce Canyon, except the Amphitheater at Cedar Breaks is about 2,000 feet deeper than Bryce's. At 10,400+ feet in elevation, nights were a bit chilly -- around 45 F, and there were still patches of snow on the ground above the 11,000 foot mark, even in mid-July. Although Cedar Breaks is most renowned for its fall colors, the spring wildflowers were in full bloom while we were there. The sub-Alpine meadows put on quite a show.

Since we had never been before, we decided to head over to Capitol Reef National Park. We dropped down to Bryce Canyon and caught Utah Highway 12. UT 12 follows along the edge of the Grand Staircase of the Escalante and offers scenic views that have to be among the most breathtaking available anywhere. At Capitol Reef, we camped in the Fruita Campground among the 100 year old orchards of fruit trees planted by the original Mormon settlers. The apricots were in high season while we were there, and campers are free to sample as much as they like without cost. If you want to take some with you when you leave, the cost is a whopping $1.00 a pound or $18.00 a bushel (about 35-40 lbs.).

Finally, our route home took us along Interstate Hwy 40, right past the Visitor Center for the Petrified Forest National Park/Painted Desert. We stopped just long enough for a cold drink at the Fred Harvey Concession before continuing on to the Canyon de Chelly National Monument to spend the night in their free campground before heading home.

All in all, an enjoyable trip. This has gotten kind of long, so I'll post some pictures separately.

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#35973 - 08/05/11 08:04 PM Re: Travel Plans? [Re: James Morrissey]
Sunstruck Offline
Old hand

Registered: 07/06/09
Loc: Connecticut
I'm headed to Maine in October to shoot some light houses. Not as grand as everybody else's trips, but I'm excited. I'll be gone 4 days and will be around the Harpswell, Brunswick, Booth Bay area.

As some of you know, I suffer from mild agoraphobia, and I'm driving up, so I'm really excited about going, even if it's only 5 hours from my house. For me 5 hours is an eternity.
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#35984 - 08/05/11 09:43 PM Re: Travel Plans? [Re: Sunstruck]
James Morrissey Offline
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Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 02/11/05
Loc: Manhattan, New York, New York
Hey PJ,

LOL, don't downplay Maine! It is one of my favorite places on the East Coast. Where are you going to be going? I am slowly growing my list of light houses.

James
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#35985 - 08/05/11 10:29 PM Re: Travel Plans? [Re: James Morrissey]
Sunstruck Offline
Old hand

Registered: 07/06/09
Loc: Connecticut
Oh, I'm not downplaying Maine, I'm complaining that the best I can get up the nerve to go to is Maine. Hubby was amazed I am driving that far on my own.

I am not sure of the light houses yet. I am meeting some people in Harpswell, Me. and we will be car pooling from there. As soon as I get a list, I will let you know.
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#35993 - 08/07/11 12:27 PM Re: Travel Plans? [Re: Sunstruck]
Jim Garvie Offline
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Registered: 03/02/05
Loc: Florida
Penny,
good luck and have fun. I know what a big deal that is for you and I'm really proud that you're willing to attempt it. Can't wait to see your photos.

Jim
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#36001 - 08/08/11 02:01 PM Re: Travel Plans? [Re: Jim Garvie]
Sunstruck Offline
Old hand

Registered: 07/06/09
Loc: Connecticut
Thanks Jim! Your support means a lot. grin I'm making a couple of 2- 2 1/2 hour trips working my way up to the 5 hour trip.
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