Florida – Flagler Beach

On Monday, I arrived in Flagler Beach/Palm Coast.  (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flagler_Beach,_Florida)

I’d love to write that I am on my way on a great trip, but sadly, I cannot.  My Aunt, who I loved to the moon and back, died.  The family was gathering for the funeral on Tuesday morning.

My immediate family and I met at a restaurant on the beach for dinner – to relax after the four hour drive across the state (from south of Tampa).  The restaurant had a large patio with great views.  Two members of my family use walkers, so it was nice to have a place where they could enjoy the beach without struggling to move in the sand.

I wasn’t expecting to take pictures this trip, but fortunately had my old camera with  me.  Here are some pictures from the patio…

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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

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Florida – Apollo Beach

For the last two and a half months, I have been in Apollo Beach, Florida.  Some of it was my winter vacation and some was to with my 81 year old mom during and after her hip replacement surgery.

As I prepare to travel home to Oregon, here are some of my favorite photographs of the beautiful older adult community where I stayed.

Palm trees (blowing in the wind) –

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Lakes –

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Ducks –

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Turtles in the lake (giant ones – with shells about two feet wide and three feet long)  –

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with a fish companion…

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Reflections on the water –

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Magnificent skies –

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The setting sun –

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The moon (saying good night) –

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

Oregon & Florida – Beaches

If you have been following my blog, you know that my posts have been absent for the past couple weeks.  My 81 year old mother had hip surgery and I have been busy assisting her.  Fortunately, she is doing well and on the road to full recovery.  (However, it may be weeks before I am photographing our beautiful country again.)

Here are some beach photographs of Florida and Oregon.  Two very distant areas – and equally beautiful!

Oregon’s Pacific Ocean…

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Florida’s Gulf coast…

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Florida – Orlando – Universal Studios Theme Park

Yesterday, I visited the Universal Studios in Orlando.   (https://www.universalorlando.com/Home.aspx & http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orlando,_Florida)

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The E.T. Adventure Ride was nice.   The ride gave me the impression of being on a bicycle.  My favorite part was when we floated over a city.  Very cool!

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The Simpsons Ride was my favorite.  The virtual reality-type experience was thrilling!

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Mel’s Drive-In.  Shown on the big screen in “Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner” and “American Graffiti.”  (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mel%27s_Drive-In)

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A building front (of the NY City library)…

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Beatlejuice….

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

Florida – Tampa – Tampa Theater

Last night, I volunteered at the Tampa Theater.  They were having their annual “Hollywood Awards Night” (on the night of the Academy Awards telecast).    (http://www.artstampabay.com/event/detail/441900515)

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It was a great event.  There was lots of Hollywood-like flash and energy.  People dressed  up and walked the red carpet.

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The theater was built in the 1920s.  It is an elaborate masterpiece of design.  (http://tampatheatre.org/ & http://tampatheatre.org/faqs/)

I entered the Tampa Theater after the Academy Awards telecast had started.   As a result, my photographs were taken in very low light, without a tripod.  I apologize for the less than stellar quality pictures.  However, even in bad light and blurry, the theater still shows its beauty.

The main floor –

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In the balcony, I saw a magnificent scene.  The best I can describe it is as a town-like scene and a blue (sky) ceiling with small lights (to look like stars).

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The main floor lobby –

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The second floor lobby –

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

Florida – Anna Maria Island

Yesterday, I traveled to Manatee Beach on Anna Maria Island.  (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anna_Maria_Island)

It was a cold noon time, with the temperature between 45 and 50 degrees Fahrenheit.  The beach is usually very crowded, but yesterday, there were few people.  Everyone I met was a visitor from cold country (northern Illinois, Colorado, near Minneapolis,  Niagara Falls, Ft. Wayne, Rapid City, Vermont, and Buffalo).  They said they would gladly accept a cold day in Florida over the ridiculously cold temperatures they left back home.  (Most people mentioned temperatures below zero!)

The sun was shining and the beach was lovely….

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

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

All over the USA….

Here are some more pictures from all over the USA…

New Mexico –

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Peebles, Ohio  –

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Bethesda, Maryland (subway station) –

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Ybor City, Florida (on the trolley) –

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Southern New York –

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Northfield, Minnesota –

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

Four corners of the USA

I traveled all over the USA, went to all four corners.  Here’s a picture from each…

Garrison, New York sky –

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Hood River, Oregon area –

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Ybor City, Florida –

My friend and I visited Ybor City on a Sunday and  found the “Sunday Deli” was closed.

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Oakland, California –

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

Florida – Lakeland

Just east of Tampa is Lakeland.  (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lakeland,_Florida)

I visited the area, looking for beauty.

The city is cute.  I wandered around until I landed by one of the city’s many lakes.

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

Photographs and blog content – copyright 2011-2014  Eileen Newman