Apr 252020

Sand Castles and Sculptures
January 26, 2014
Playa Marindia, Marindia, Uruguay

A yearly event held over a weekend in the summer of Uruguay, some sand sculptures fly in for the event. It was a great weather day to visit with some friends in the neighborhood and see the sand art.

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Jan 272012

Buenos Aires, Argentina
on January 27, 2012 from
First Trip to Uruguay, 2012

The End

The last lazy short day in Buenos Aires, some lunch at a bookstore in an old Theatre, El Ateneo on Av. Santa Fe… then the flight back to Oregon


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Jan 262012

Colonia, Uruguay
on January 26, 2012 from
First Trip to Uruguay, 2012

Originally a Portuguese settlement, cleaned up and a touristy spot.  The closest port to boat back to Argentina.

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Jan 252012

Towards Colonia, Uruguay

on January 25, 2012 from
First Trip to Uruguay, 2012

Driving from Montevideo to Colonia, with some stops in San José de Mayo, Nuevo Helvecia, Rosario.

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Jan 242012

Montevideo, Uruguay

on January 24, 2012 from
First Trip to Uruguay, 2012

The closed train station.


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Jan 242012

Montevideo, Uruguay

on January 24 & 25, 2012 from
First Trip to Uruguay, 2012

From the meat market to the being remodels veggie market to the tango market and the storm clouds at congress…

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Jan 232012

The Gold Coast, Uruguay

on January 23, 2012 from
First Trip to Uruguay, 2012

The drive from La Barra near Punta Del Este to Montevideo, stopping in some of the coast towns on the way. Atlantida, El Fortin, Costa Azul…

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Jan 222012

Piriapolis, Uruguay

on January 22, 2012 from
First Trip to Uruguay, 2012

Piriapolis, Uruguay is a resort town designed for vacations.  Started in 1890.

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Jan 212012

José Ignacio to La Paloma, Uruguay

on January 21, 2012 from
First Trip to Uruguay, 2012

From the small ‘ritzy’ town with few casas, and having a grand light house… Then a drive east on Ruta 10 to the bolsas, or small ferry to take us to a bunch of empty land, that will be filled once a bridge is built.  It is in the plans for the country.  A small Hamburgesa.. ummm and headed to the La Paloma lighthouse, a drive north for quick shots of the palm savannah before dark.

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Jan 202012

Punta Del Este, Uruguay

on January 20, 2012 from
First Trip to Uruguay, 2012

For some reason, didn’t take too many fotos on the first day, but it is made up for in the future…

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Jan 192012

Buenos Aries, Argentina

on January 19, 2012 from
First Trip to Uruguay 2012

A stop over for the day in Buenos Aires, Argentina.  Before Flying over to Uruguay for a one week Trip, then returning to Ashland, Oregon.  This is Summer in South America, but winter in the North.  The day in Buenos Aires was spent touring the opera house which was closed for a remodel the first time in Buenos Aires.  After a big walk, some time in Recoleta neighborhood.  The next day for Uruguay…

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Sep 132011

Trinity Headwaters, California, USA
September 13, 2011

Hike! The headwaters of the Trinity River in Northern California.

Picked up our new friends s and t and drove to down to the headwaters about an hour and a half drive, then strained ourselves on a hike almost all uphill from Deadfall meadow. There were still some wildflowers but will not be for much longer this season.

Was hoping to get wet at the 2nd lake from the feeling of heat from climbing the path, but the lake had too cool of a wind, then the clouds started combining and spitting a few drops on the hurried way back to the car.

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Aug 182011

On 8/18/11, went for a drive down to Northern California and took a road west from just north of Weed, to see what was in the mountains. After first finding a nudist colony, we continued on the side paved road up the hill on the I P Rd. At the top was lot with some cars parked, at a crossing of the pacific crest trail.

We continued over the hill and down the other side of the mountain. Cme across another small lot across from a meadow of wildflowers. We thought we would stop for a minute, then found our how amazing the flowers were and took some pics.

After, continued on the road then back on a steep CA state highway 3 off the I P road, the went up a beautiful valley I didn’t know existed that led to Yreka.

After returning home, looked up more info on the meadow, and saw there were lakes above, so a place two go back to for sure. Tim went back, then saw how amazing it was, so we invited some friends to take the hike later.

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Aug 062011

Serena came to visit Ashland to see a few shows with her mom and a friend on August 6, 2011.

I had not seen Serena since the 1985 Santa Rosa High School Graduation. We met at the Oregon Shakespeare Festivals’ Green Show, where I was able to stalk her with the camera for a few minutes before the show was over.

Ballet Folklorico Ritmo Alegre was performing on stage.

We then met up, and went to Blue for some Greek food.

It was great to see such a great friend that was lost to me for so many lost years!

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Aug 272007

Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

August 27, 2007

In Santa Fe, New Mexico, performed on 27-aug-2007 with the Eldorado Swingshift jazz band at Kingston Residences of Santa Fe.

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