Category Archives: 35mm

Spring Break With My Grandparents in Florida: 1982

Not many 17 year olds want to spend spring break with their grandparents, but then again, you never met my grandparents.

My Grandparents
My Grandparents at Epcot

I say that this blog is for me and going back through old pictures my brain goes on a journey of great memories and places I have been, including the spring of 1982.

Since I can remember, grandma and grandpa always have taken me places and it was always a great time.  Especially this trip.

I flew into Sarasota from Dallas where they picked me up in grandpa’s VW bus.  I am still not sure why he had that!?! Continue reading Spring Break With My Grandparents in Florida: 1982

Great Ocean Road, Port Campbell, Australia

To say that my visits to the southern coast of Australia on the Great Ocean Road was one of the most incredible places I have ever been is an understatement.  The entire road is about 150 miles long and starts near Torquay Beach (near where I golfed with the kangaroos) and goes west towards Warnambool.  The landscape changes from lush rain forests with mountains gently meeting the ocean to limestone cliffs meeting rough seas.

These photos, of the limestone cliffs near Port Campbell, are unfortunately not the best quality as my negatives were damaged.

There are many named formations such as The Twelve Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge and London Bridge.

London Bridge pre 1990 Collapse
London Bridge pre 1990 Collapse

I was fortunate enough to see London bridge in 1989 before it collapsed in January of 1990. Continue reading Great Ocean Road, Port Campbell, Australia

Playing With Dolphins

I was looking for a photo today and came across something I had totally forgotten about.  I was in the Bahamas in the mid-eighties and the US Navy was training dolphins.  Part of the training involved interacting with people and they allowed a small number of us to sit on a dock and play with the dolphins.  It was amazing how friendly they were and how much they loved our attention!!

Playing with Dolphins
Playing with Dolphins