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06-17-2016, 11:25 AM   #27241
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The Oregon coast is one of my favorite places, everything from wide sandy beaches to rocky cliffs, wild storms, perfect sunshine days, lighthouses with those gorgeous old Fresnel lenses, and roads that are just plain fun... Glad you had fun!
Thanks! Yes, I had no idea it was that beautiful. You have it all there......the most gorgeous coastline and the mountains and deep forests too. Makes it look pretty dull around home, but we do have a lot more sunny days here....and I think a lot more squirrels too!

Some of Mrs Rupert's X10 shots....she took hundreds and a few were pretty decent.

Those sandy beaches...

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Our oldest son's place ...built in 1878
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His family ....his wife and mother-in-law and our two youngest grandsons.
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Great trip...but tough on old people!

Regards!

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Some of Mrs Rupert's X10 shots....she took hundreds and a few were pretty decent.
Ah, but not as good as yours as you had a PRO camera!
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Ah, but not as good as yours as you had a PRO camera!
(Laughs)

He did warn us he was going to become an egomaniac, Bert ... and he hasn't disappointed!

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Ah, but not as good as yours as you had a PRO camera!
It takes a Pro to get Pro results and I gave that up when I ditched those fancy clothes!

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He did warn us he was going to become an egomaniac, Bert ... and he hasn't disappointed!
Maybe I can get better even with these old farm pants.....but no one should hold their breath!

Actually....Mrs Rupert did as good with her Toy Camera X10 as I did with the FF....maybe better. For web posting you'd never know the difference.

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Regards!

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Actually....Mrs Rupert did as good with her Toy Camera X10 as I did with the FF....maybe better.
But that's because she actually knows what she's doing, James! ☺

Anyway, more seriously, looks like the trip went well and hope the feet are on track for recovery.

I've noticed as I age getting over mishaps that happen in weekend activities takes longer.

Of course, with Normhead's baseball and football past, one quarter of Canada's famous health budget is now being spent on him annually!

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.Mrs Rupert did as good with her Toy Camera X10 as I did with the FF
A clear sign that it's time to switch cameras between you two!
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Of course, with Normhead's baseball and football past, one quarter of Canada's famous health budget is now being spent on him annually!


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Motels give you every right to be grumpy......they are a necessary pain in the hiney.



Try a couple of weeks in motels across America and you will join Club Grumpy.

The roads past Denver are twisty and often with few places to stop, so we just moved along and enjoyed the views.

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The places I complained about were the kinds of places that replaced the old motels, 3 storey places with reasonable rooms but not organised in a way that makes you really feel at home.

When travelling with my wife I find that she just wants to get to the destination, which prevents stops for pictures. Makes me see places I would love to go back to one day.

England has the problem of plenty of nice places you see when going by but no practical way to pull over and stop. The sides of the roads are unsafe to pull onto to park because they have tall grass that disguises deep pits and rocks and things.

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But that's because she actually knows what she's doing, James! ☺

Anyway, more seriously, looks like the trip went well and hope the feet are on track for recovery.

I've noticed as I age getting over mishaps that happen in weekend activities takes longer.

Of course, with Normhead's baseball and football past, one quarter of Canada's famous health budget is now being spent on him annually!
Me too. Repairs take longer now. When I was at school we played rugby, that is one of the really manly forms of football, not that stuff for actors and referees who get fooled by the actors, and we had practices twice a week and and games on Saturday afternoons. We cold recover from one just in time for the next. Then I retired from rugby, too small to be a prop forward in open age teams, and took up badminton. If I play that now I take over a week to recover, so I rarely play.
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QuoteOriginally posted by tim60 Quote
which prevents stops for pictures
Tim!!!
It only takes 1/100 of a second; explain it to her.
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QuoteOriginally posted by clackers Quote
But that's because she actually knows what she's doing, James! ☺
Well, when she tagged along on a wedding I shot a few years ago with her little X10....the brides favorite photo was shot by Mrs Rupert.....so you may be right!


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I've noticed as I age getting over mishaps that happen in weekend activities takes longer.
It does indeed....and far too long to recover.

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A clear sign that it's time to switch cameras between you two!
Squirrels would favor that idea Bert.

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England has the problem of plenty of nice places you see when going by but no practical way to pull over and stop.
Same on the interstates...no place to pull over for a good shot. Most have an edge about 8 feet wide, but pulling over on them will get you run over.

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Repairs take longer now.
My knee is much worse yesterday and this morning. I guess I did too much on it too soon. I may have to go to my orthopedic doc next week if it isn't better. I can barely walk....Mrs Rupert is having to feed the animals this morning...not her favorite task, for certain.

Here is my main concern
......that "Someone" is after me a little at a time......starting at my feet and working upward. I have two bad feet, now a bum knee.......so working upward, you know what comes next! Now that I have a good supply of those little blue pills it would be so ironic if I had nothing to use them for.

Maybe like this Utah mountain....slowly eroding until there is nothing left?
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Well....I still have my mind, and it is still sharp and fully functional.......you guys will attest to that....right????

Regards!
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Well....I still have my mind, and it is still sharp and fully functional.......you guys will attest to that....right????
I'm not so sure...
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I'm not so sure...
So you're with Otis and Mrs Rupert? As long as I still crave bacon...and Velveeta...I know I am "brain healthy"!

BTW- Looking at the vacation photos and discussing them with Mrs Rupert, we both acknowledged the importance of her new Microsoft Lumia phone on our trip.

I am not a phone person, and had no idea of the advantages available in today's phones. We used her Cortana dozens of times on the trip. Directions, weather, motel locations, food, gas.....anything you want just ask Cortana. You can even ask her "nasty stuff"...but will get a reprimand....I did have to try it!

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Tim!!!
It only takes 1/100 of a second; explain it to her.
I once used that idea with my grandfather. He said something about having time to take pictures and I said about the same as you. It might have been 1/60th - after all it was Kodachrome 64, or even Kodachrome 25. Anyone remember that stuff? I only ever shot a few frames at the end of a roll.

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At Costco yesterday I found the English brewed version of 13 guns IPA. Not bad.
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Maybe like this Utah mountain....slowly eroding until there is nothing left?



Slowly, like over about 3 million years.


You have lots of time left Jim.


But it will pass you by in an instant.


Make the most of it.




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