The 100th blog post! Yippee!

This is the 100th post in the blog.  Two and a half months have passed.  We have been around the continental USA.

Thank you for following the blog!  Seeing your comments and likes have meant a lot to me.

It has been my pleasure to share my adventures with you – in photographs.

In honor of the 100th post, we will revisit some of my favorite photos from the road…  I hope you enjoy….

Swanville, Maine….

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North of Valrico, Florida….

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Alexandria Bay, New York…

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Nebraska…

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Newport, Oregon….

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Sonoma County, California….

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Indiana…

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New York, New York…

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada….

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Deer Isle, Maine…

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Amherst, Massachusetts area….

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Northfield, Minnesota…

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Kent, Connecticut area….

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Oregon coast…

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Buffalo, New York…

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Sarasota, Florida…

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Bear Mountain, New York….

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Reader, West Virginia….

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Washington, D.C….

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South Carolina….

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Trinidad, California….

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Port Townsend, Washington….

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Sullivan Beach, South Carolina

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Panama City Beach, Florida…

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Selma, Alabama…

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Louisiana…

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New Mexico…

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Los Angeles, California….

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Cold Spring, New York….

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Manzanita, Oregon….

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Missoula, Montana…

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             Eileen Newman, Photographer and Documentary Filmmaker               eileen14800@gmail.com                      503-451-0385

All photographs and blog content – copyright 2011 – 2015  Eileen Newman

Alabama – Selma

I drove through Selma on my way across country.  It was a little out of  the way, but I am such a big supporter of Civil Rights that I had to come to this town.  (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Selma,_Alabama)

I drove in and asked someone where I could find the Edmund Pettus Bridge  (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edmund_Pettus_Bridge).

I came to take pictures and leave, but the man who gave me directions told me that I needed to walk it.  I have a fear of heights, so I hesitated.  But I eventually agreed.

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As I approached the bridge, my knees were shaking…  I started singing “We Shall Overcome” and stared up at the “Edmund Pettus Bridge ” sign.  I walked confidently.

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After I passed the sign, I started shaking again.  Oh my, I was in the middle of the bridge and there was nothing to stare at.

I saw a man walking the same direction I was, but on the other side of the bridge.  I told him that I was afraid of heights.  He crossed the bridge and walked with  me.  He didn’t know the history of the bridge so I filled him in.  (It’s so much easier to cross the bridge while engaged in conversation.  Takes my mind off of where I am.)

At the other side was a small park memorial.  I showed him that, too.  I told him I would now need to find someone else to walk me back.  He said he would be happy to do that.  We chatted the entire way.  I did not feel scared.

I am so glad I walked the bridge!


             Eileen Newman, Photographer and Documentary Filmmaker           eileen14800@gmail.com                      503-451-0385

Photographs and blog content – copyright 2011-2014  Eileen Newman