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November

Minolta XG-1

You may have seen my post of the photos I took of a friend’s vintage camera. I’ve since acquired my own little collection of vintage cameras. This one was really the first one of the collection. Hubby bought it in the early 80’s but it spent many years in storage and I always assumed it didn’t work. When I found out that it DID in fact work, I “confiscated” it and started using it. There were even several lenses, too, and I acquired quite the collection of filters. I had so much fun with this little camera, it still works now….and I still consider it mine 😉

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Fifty Shades Of Brown

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Autumn Splendor

Sometimes there’s a little bit of fall color found in Texas (and it’s mandatory to capture it on “film” 😉 )

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Pensacola Lighthouse

Our first stop after crossing into Florida was Pensacola Lighthouse. We had to drive through the Naval Air Station to get to it, and once at the top of the lighthouse, could watch airplanes taking off and landing. If you’re really lucky you can see the Blue Angels practicing (no such luck for us)

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Getting our feet wet in the warm Gulf waters
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View from the beach
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No flip-flops allowed! The girls and I had to climb the lighthouse barefoot. There was even someone at the bottom of the stairs, making sure everyone deposited their flip-flops in a little cubby before climbing to the top. (I thought that was kind of fun and didn’t mind at all…although the kids didn’t agree with me)
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Painted pelican
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Beautiful white sandy beaches. What really surprised me that the sand was cool to the touch and not burning hot like sandy beaches normally are.
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iFlorida Memories – Part 2

Beaches, beaches, and more beaches….. oh, and seashells, water, and palm trees. Pure heaven!

Sanibel Island (my favorite place in Florida! Yup, I’d take Sanibel over Disney!)
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Seashells on Vilano Beach, St. Augustine
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Boardwalk to the beach, Pepsicola Pensacola
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Vilano Beach, St. Augustine
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Bahia Honda State Park, Florida Keys
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Bahia Honda State Park, Florida Keys
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Watching Sara brave the waves on the boogie board, Destin
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My shadow in the sand, Destin
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Beach bum Guardian of the beach chairs, Melissa. She refused to even put on her swim suit with the cover-up
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Lone palm tree, Pensacola Beach
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** All pictures taken with my iPhone


iFlorida Memories – Part 1

We spent two wonderful weeks in Florida last June, driving across and then south along the Atlantic coast all the way to Key West, then back towards home along the Gulf coast.
It rained almost every day (with the exception of ONE) but thankfully the timing wasn’t too bad and it usually rained when we were driving from one destination to the next.

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We saw some lighthouses and climbed to the top of most of them. This is Cape Florida.
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We saw the most amazing rainbow that lasted well over an hour! This picture was taken from our hotel room balcony
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Did I mention we saw some lighthouses?? This one is Pensacola Lighthouse as we were walking back from the beach.
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Of course a slice of Key Lime Pie (or in this case Key Lime ice-cream pie!) is a MUST!
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In Destin, Florida I even got a tattoo!! Just a henna tattoo…still too chicken for a real one. After I reassured Sara that it didn’t hurt at all, she got one, too.
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** All pictures were taken with my iPhone


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2012/324: Harley Davidson


2012/323: My Lens Runneth Over


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