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Friday, August 17, 2012

Mount Rushmore National Memorial

Mount Rushmore National Memorial is a sculptured tribute that was carved into the face of Mount Rushmore near Keystone, South Dakota.  

It was my wife's dream to someday visit Mount Rushmore. So for our 40th wedding anniversary I booked a vacation trip to the Black Hills of South Dakota. She got to see Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse memorial. We took a bus tour with Stagecoach West Charter Tours from Fort Hayes near Rapid City South Dakota. They have the film sets from the movie "Dances with Wolves" . They offer a great tour and we highly recommend them. Riding through Cluster State Park and going through the three tunnels with views of Mount Rushmore  was very interesting and the driver was very knowledgeable and entertaining.  They have many turn-of-the-century workshops to visit. The tour was awesome and the cowboy breakfast and the dinner show afterwards was very entertaining. being the first couple to book the tour has many benefits doing the day.

Stagecoach West Chartered Tours
Stagecoach West Chartered Tours

Seasonalpics Ft Hayes
Ft Hayes near Rapid City South Dakota

Seasonalpics Mount Rushmore
Mount Rushmore - a dream come true

Seasonalpics Tunnel Photo
Squeezing through one of the tunnels

Mount Rushmore was sculpted by Danish-American Gutzon Borglum and his son, Lincoln Borglum.  Mount Rushmore features 60-foot sculptures of the heads of former United States presidents ( from left to right) George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln to represent the first 150 years of American History.

Construction on Mount Rushmore began in 1927 and finished in 1941. This was done in the Black Hills of South Dakota to promote tourism for the region. Many people visit these memorials every year. They don't know how long it is going to take to finish the memorial to Crazy Horse.

From South Dakota we drove out to Wyoming and saw the Devil's Tower as seen in the movie "Close Encounters" and then we went to see the Badlands.

Have any of you ever visited Mount Rushmore or Crazy Horse, if so which memorial do you prefer and why?

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Lunenburg MA Flea Market

It's great to see the Lunenburg MA flea market open again.

For those of you who have never been to a flea market, it is a place where people rent space to sell or barter items of interest. In the winter flea markets are generally held indoors and in the summer you can find several outdoor flea markets to visit.

The Lunenburg MA flea market is open on Satuday and Sunday morning during the summer. It's located at 324 Electric Ave (RT 2A) across from the Chapdelaine Buick GMC car dealer. I like to see it open because it means that another winter is over  and I can enjoy the summer. I enjoy going to various flea markets as well as yard sales. They have free parking and free admission and they are usually open from April  till October.

The town of Shirley has 2 town wide yard sales one near the beginning of summer and another one at the end of the summer. But that requires driving around to try and find things. When you go to a flear market everything is in one place so you don't have to waste time driving around looking for bargains.

The town of Harvard has a big flea market around Columbus day every year which is another flea market that is interesting to visit. It is more antique oriented and the items are usually more expensive there.

Here are some pictures that I took when I was there last weekend.

Lunenburg MA Flea Market photo 1
Lunenburg MA Flea Market photo 1

Lunenburg MA Flea Market photo 2
Lunenburg MA Flea Market photo 2

Lunenburg MA Flea Market photo 3
Lunenburg MA Flea Market photo 3

Lunenburg MA Flea Market photo 4
Lunenburg MA Flea Market photo 4

Lunenburg MA Flea Market photo 5
Lunenburg MA Flea Market photo 5

Lunenburg MA Flea Market photo 6
Lunenburg MA Flea Market photo 6

Going to the Lunenburg MA flea market is an interesting way to spend the morning.  They have a green house nearby and a food stand if you get hungry or thirsty. They have several rows of tables  that the vendors use. They is usually a wide variety of things to look at and things to buy.

The number of visitors is growing so they have been expanding the free parking area. It doesn't cost anything if you just want to go and look around. Many of the same vendors are there during the summer weekends.

The Lunenburg MA flea market displays produce, tools, electronics, clothes, books, CDs and DVDs and many other items. You can rent tables and sell items, or just shop to try and find items that you are interested in. The people are friendly and the prices are reasonable. 

Conclusion: Do you enjoy going to flea markets?  Are there any good flea markets close to where you live that you would recommend going to?

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Secrets of Digital Photography

There is  a new website available about the secrets of digital photography. What is the exact thing that determines success in digital photography? Is it the camera or the photographer? Is it the sophisticated equipment that the photographer has or the up to date knowledge that he is able to have access to?

There are several sites that are offering information on digital photography. But the book mentioned on the digital-photo-secrets site had been able to set itself apart out of the crowd. You simply have never come across a better site as far as information on digital photography is concerned. Everything that you need to succeed in your digital photography endeavor is made available on the site. With the help of this site and e-book you will never have to go through the harrowing experience of failure in digital photography.

On the digital-photo-secrets site, you will be able to come across information on how to properly make use of light for a better photographic output. In case you have been producing blurry looking photographs, you can be sure that the information on the site will lead you by the hand till you are able to achieve considerable success in your digital photography. You will also be able to learn about the various tricks and tips to ensurethat  you are always producing quality photographs every day of your life.

The information that is available on the site had been packaged into an easy to read e-book.  The price is so affordable that you will be getting real value for your money. I recommend getting a copy of this e-book for yourself today. It contains practically everything that you need to succeed in digital photography. 

So check out my secrets of digital photography review site and see what you think.