Absolutely Nothing

     Friends of mine (Kathy and Ray) have a travel blog. They also own a medium-sized camper that they’re living in this summer. During June and July, they’ve hauled that thing from Arizona through Utah, Idaho, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, and New Mexico (so far). Just about every day, either Kathy or Ray write an entertaining and informative blog post, complete with photos, of what they did the previous day. I don’t know how they find the time to do it while traveling, but they inspired me to try and do the same. 

     However, being inspired and actually doing something about it aren’t exactly the same thing. Yes, I traveled this summer, and yes, I took photos. That’s where the similarity ends, because I also spent a lot of time lounging around, eating, going to movies, writing a book, listening to music, and visiting relatives, and I’m getting exhausted just thinking about it.

     Rather than dragging a trailer around the country (a task I will thankfully leave to Kathy and Ray), I flew from Tucson to Albany, rented a car, and then spent time in Albany, Plattsburgh, Keene Valley, and Rochester (all in New York State)  before flying back to Tucson. Now that I’m back home, I’m going to try and document what I did, using some of the 478 photos that are sitting in my camera to jog my memory. Don’t worry, I won’t show you all 478 of them! After today, many of them will be resting peacefully in that special place where all bad photos go after they’ve been deleted.

     What does all of this have to do with Pacific Buffalo?  Well, as the song "War" says, "Absolutely nothing!"  (I'm still on vacation, after all.)

     To start you off, here are a few memories from Plattsburgh, New York:

Porter (my grandson, one year old), son of Katie and Lucas.  Porter likes to play with just about anything you put in front of him, including bowls and spoons:


Porter and his daddy, Lucas, in my sister's pool:



Lake Champlain, on the border between New York and Vermont:



My brother Ralph (visiting from Australia) and sister Sue (who lives in Plattsburgh, NY):



More tomorrow (I hope),








Jim Bowen
July 23, 2016 @07:49 pm
I like what Ray said about focus. Keeps the creativity going, too.
July 23, 2016 @04:48 pm
So glad you are enjoying our blog, and happy to be the impetus for you to be writing about your summer too! Love your photos--keep them coming. We are headed home and look forward to getting together.
Raymond S Thompson
July 23, 2016 @04:42 pm
Posting while on the road gets faster the more you do it. We like the way it gives a little focus to daily wanderings. Love your pictures. Keep up the postings. :-)

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