August Road Trip

Last weekend we took a road trip to Paul’s Valley Oklahoma to meet some of Juanita’s family they had not seen in a while.

I went out before just sunrise with my camera to see what I could see. I found this cool old service station in downtown.

The front door was open. I didn’t see any “Keep Out” or “No Trespassing” signs. I couldn’t resist so, of course, I went inside.

I yelled “Hello, Anyone here!” but my echo was the only answer.

I didn’t hang around inside too long nor did I venture too far. I really wanted to go upstairs but decided I probably shouldn’t. It looks like they are attempting to restore the place. Its too nice to let it fall into ruins.

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When I find places like this, I leave them exactly the way I find them too. The Monkey says it all.


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Summer Vacation – 2018

The first full week of August we took a family vacation to Arizona with the city of Sedona as the final destination. Several hours of driving and a few hundred photos later, unfortunately we had to come back home.

We are ready to go back to see and do some of the things we missed. I didn’t get to capture some of the beauty in the Red Rocks because of Forrest fires in the area. The smoke caused some very hazy and interesting shots, especially in the early mornings.

Over the next few weeks I will post some photos of the beautiful scenery, (some in its own way) structures and landscape we saw.


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Abandoned Church in Tiaban, NM

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We attended Mass Sunday morning in Sedona at St. John Vianney church.

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When Mass was over we went sight seeing to the Chapel of the Holy Cross.

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It looks better in Person, but they call this the Virgin Mary, Baby Jesus (the small point toward the left) and Two Nuns

Chapel of the Holy Cross_20180805_036There are some very spiritual connections all around Sedona. The city actually has a Vortex Map. Although we did not go to many of the Vortex’s, Chapel of the Holy Cross  was very peaceful and pretty.

Stay tuned for more over the next few weeks.

Until next time, Peace be with you!


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