An appointment with the dentist beckons. The kid (I say kid because he looked so young) appeared as though he might still be in high school. When I got home from the initial check-up, I Googled his
profile and found that he had just graduated from dental school last month!! Oh well, everyone’s got to start somewhere. I’m sure he’ll do a great job.
The Weekly Photo Challenge from the folks at The Daily Post at http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/08/16/photo-challenge-carefree/ is Carefree
Oh to be a child again! Absolutely carefree! No staying awake all night wondering how you’re going to pay the bills. No brooding over missed homework assignments or poor test results. No agonizing over who likes you and who doesn’t or why no-one ever seems to respond to your comments on Facebook. No responsibilities, no worries. No-one relying on you to say or do the right thing.
These pictures are some of my earlier attempts at family photography. The grandkids were always willing subjects.
Some pretty flowers from the Chicago Botanic Garden.
I am not what you’d call an auto enthusiast in the sense that I don’t regularly attend shows, meetings or gatherings, but occasionally I’m drawn by the color and shine of these vintage models and can’t resist getting a shot or two.
These photos were taken at Volo Auto Museum in Volo, Illinois and a show in Long Grove, Illinois. Volo is a great place to see famous movie and TV cars as well as all kinds of classic vehicles from military to muscle.
The Museum is open 7 days a week from 10am to 5pm and hosts many special events throughout the year including cruise-ins, concerts and festivals. I believe they have something called a Haunted Trolley Tour this September and October.
Many towns in the Chicago area host Cruise Nights and from what I understand these events are quite popular.
Speaking of curves, It would be remiss of me if I did not include this picture of Marilyn Monroe reclining on the hood of a classic auto at Volo.
Ailsa’s Travel Theme challenge this week on Where’s My Backpack at http://wheresmybackpack.com/2013/08/16/travel-theme-big/ is Big. I guess there really isn’t anything bigger than the sky but so many of us are hemmed in by buildings and/or trees that we rarely get to see the big picture. I don’t very often take photos of the sky just for its own sake but this shot, captured one summer on a trip to Wisconsin was too good to pass up; a perfect combination of white clouds and blue sky.
I was tempted to call this post ‘Getting Up Washington’s Nose’ but I thought it might be misconstrued as a political jibe. Far be it from me to make comments of that nature on here!
These pictures were taken back in 2011. We’d visited Mount Rushmore several years earlier and had almost decided not to return for a second look during our latest trip to South Dakota.
I’m glad, now, that we changed our minds as we got a much closer view of this awesome monument; a whole new angle, in fact, compared to my original shots.
The latest Weekly Photo Challenge from The Daily Post at http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/08/09/one-shot-two-ways/ is One Shot, Two Ways.
I took these two shots of the Crazy Horse Memorial in South Dakota back in 2011. When I showed the pictures to my mother-in-law she said it looked much the same when she saw it many, many years ago. I wonder if it will ever be finished!
The Sorlandet, pictured above, and on board the Pride of Baltimore, pictured below, during a visit to the Tall Ships festival at Navy Pier in Chicago this weekend. Perfect weather for touring these magnificent ships and lots to see at the pier.
So pleased we had the opportunity to visit this awesome event at the Missouri Botanical Gardens in St Louis last year and nice to have the pictures to remind us of all the amazing things we saw there.
Originally created in 1893 by sculptor George Wade, Fountain Girl or The Little Cold Water Girl as it was sometimes called, was first seen at the World’s Fair in Jackson Park, Chicago. It was moved to several different locations after that, before being put in storage for some time. This beautiful piece of artwork was later installed in Lincoln Park but was stolen in 1958. Fountain Girl was never recovered but recently the bronze statue was recast and is now back home in Lincoln Park.