Friday, June 22, 2012

Foto Friday . . . Vacation, part one



"Those that say you can't take it with you
never saw a car packed for a vacation trip."

- Author Unkown


Call me crazy, but I prefer to drive . . .

The cooler, the beach chairs, your own pillows, a bag full of books, grocery items
that you didn't have to pay a premium for, your camera bag and tripod, boogie boards,
more shoes than you'll ever wear, and everything you would need for building a sand castle.
Oh yes, and the dog!

You can't take all that on a plane . . .

As we left the sun was rising and it was looking like a beautiful Sunday morning for a drive, a 10 hour drive.
Until we ran into this . . .

And this many birds on the run fly can only mean one thing . . .



There's a storm a coming!


"The rainy days a man saves for usually seem
to arrive during his vacation."

- Author Unkown


. . . and rain it did for most of the drive! 


We went across the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge, all 18.2 miles of it, across the largest swamp in the U.S. and according to Wikipedia it's the 14th largest in the world by total length.




But it finally started to clear up stop raining so that at least we could get everything to our room.
This is the view from our room on the 14th floor from my camera phone on instagram, one of my newest
loves. I LoVe that instagram came out with an app for the droid!!



. . . the sun came out just enough to see a partial sunset. I can only imagine what it looked like on
the other side of those buildings!


{ Photograph life - taken at night }

We all went to bed humming the song . . . The sun will come out tomorrow, bet your bottom dollar,
that tomorrow . . . . and it did!


{ Photo Art Friday - vintage AND Summer Daze at Project Alicia }



And on one of our very hazy evening walks my daughter and I spied this . . . some summer love!

{ Foto Friday - Black and white photo challenge - Shoot.Edit.Submit }

Five days flew by, we had red and double red flags for days, some more rain,
movie night by the pool, fireworks, and even held an alligator!

Watched a man dig a hole (a very large hole) in the sand every day, took a day trip to
the Florida State capitol (it rained, of course), went to the wharf and fed minnows to a heron where we
also saw a little air show and an amazing sunset!

Yes, I have more more pictures . . .

Love, Kim
XO

P.S. - I missed all of you!






Photo Art Friday 

The Hollie Rogue 

24 comments:

Tina´s PicStory said...

lovely pics! :)

Bonnie said...

And we missed YOU. Thanks for the pictorial of your vaca. Are those evergreens growing in that swamp? That's one amazing photo. Love your image for Photo Art Friday, Kim. Thanks so much.

momphotographer said...

Kim, those pictures are fabulous! I love every single one but the young couple is just stunning!

Brenda said...

Even though we hate the actual driving part, I agree with you that being able to bring everything you want to bring is a definite advantage! Love the retro feel of the postcard image - I can feel the summer heat and the haze. Beautiful

Deanna said...

Well your first round of pics are gorgeous...and what a lucky find with the couple on the beach...how special. Sorry you had so much rain, but I bet you managed to have fun and take lots of pics. Yes, I missed you too.

Jennifer Roberson said...

That beach shot was super sweet.

Sherri B. said...

Your loaded up vehicle (including the dog) sounded very much like our road trip a few weeks ago...including the ten hour drive part. :)

Your photos are wonderful! It looks like you had an amazing time despite the rain. That swamp photo is so striking...as are all those flying birds! Thanks so much for sharing and I look forward to seeing more.

Kathy said...

Wow...that swamp is pretty amazing. And I think that photo you took of the bride and groom is probably better than ANY photo they got from their photographer...it is just spot on gorgeous!

the hollie rogue said...

missed you too! beautiful as always!

Ida said...

In spite of all that rain it sounds like you had a great time. Loved the Beach Photo and also the one of the Bride/Groom. Both were very romantic.

LeiShell said...

Just beautiful. That night shot is amazing!

Andrea Dawn said...

Echoing all the "missed you's" and "welcome back's". Such a fun travel tale and gorgeous photos, especially the last three.

Sommerfugl Design said...

All such great pictures. And I agree I prefer to drive as well.

Nadege, said...

Wonderful images...I especially like the night shot.

Lori said...

awe..you made me smile. Passing through my state, that crazy long bridge we must cross every so often, great shot of Henderson Bayou, it just photographs well!
Love love the night shot and the black and white!
Well, you know, I think they are all wonderful photographs!

thanks so much for sharing on photo Friday,
Lori

Jeanne said...

oh Welcome Back Kim, and love all of these photos, and your processing. So fun starting to hear about your trip which sounds awesome! Can't wait to see more of your shots!

Miriam said...

Your holiday pictures are lovely but the one for PAF is just fabulous! OH NO! I'm singing THAT song, thanks!!!

teri said...

Hopping over for my first visit from Photo Art Friday. So nice of you to take me to the beach with you! Even if it did start out a bit rainy. I LOVE your vintage post card.

I would rather drive too.

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alicia said...

Love this post. That first quote, your bird shot, and that vintage postcard creation rock! Thanks so much for sharing and linking to our summer party!

Kathryn said...

So many gorgeous shot and that sunset one is amazing.

The swamp looked interesting too.

Glad the sun came out for you. :0)

Marvett Smith said...

Gorgeous images Kim!

Rosemary Aubut said...

Great photos Kim! It is pouring here in Florida! Pity anyone here on vacation!

bailey-road.com said...

Wonderful vacation photos, Kim. I really love your PAF submission!

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