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quikrick

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Dallas Farmers Market


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We had some pretty good BBQ here.


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Same Same!


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Deep Ellum.
We played tourist in Dallas TX all week long.
 
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Spent most of last week unplugged in the mountains of northwest Georgia to celebrate another year on this earth.
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Spent most of the time on that back porch looking at this...
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Drove into Chattanooga Saturday to enjoy the view.
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And hike up into Cloudland Canyon to see a couple of the waterfalls yesterday
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Short Balding Guy

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Dallas Farmers Market


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We had some pretty good BBQ here.


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Same Same!


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Deep Ellum.
We played tourist in Dallas TX all week long.

Thanks for sharing you and your spouses adventure. Very picturesque.

Spent most of last week unplugged in the mountains of northwest Georgia to celebrate another year on this earth.
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Spent most of the time on that back porch looking at this...
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Drove into Chattanooga Saturday to enjoy the view.
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And hike up into Cloudland Canyon to see a couple of the waterfalls yesterday
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Cheers for your special celebration. Gorgeous backdrop and company. Dynamite!

Best to all, Eric -
 

quikrick

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Spent most of last week unplugged in the mountains of northwest Georgia to celebrate another year on this earth.
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Spent most of the time on that back porch looking at this...
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Drove into Chattanooga Saturday to enjoy the view.
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And hike up into Cloudland Canyon to see a couple of the waterfalls yesterday
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY CUZ!
Unplugged.... haha, love it.
Hell, just looking at those pics relax me.
 
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Thanks for sharing you and your spouses adventure. Very picturesque.



Cheers for your special celebration. Gorgeous backdrop and company. Dynamite!

Best to all, Eric -
Thank you, Eric!
Congratulations on your birthday Dale! Hope you went to the battlefields at Missionary Ridge & Lookout Mountain.
Thanks Jack. Didn't hit the battlefields this trip, was there earlier in the summer. Chattanooga is a quick and easy drive from Birmingham, through some beautiful countryside. We go up that way often.
Happy birthday Dale! That looks like a great place to be.
Thanks, Bob! It's a good one, and thankfully close enough to enjoy fairly often.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY CUZ!
Unplugged.... haha, love it.
Hell, just looking at those pics relax me.
Thanks Cuz! It's good to get a break now and then
 

Blare

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Spent most of last week unplugged in the mountains of northwest Georgia to celebrate another year on this earth.
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Spent most of the time on that back porch looking at this...
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Drove into Chattanooga Saturday to enjoy the view.
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And hike up into Cloudland Canyon to see a couple of the waterfalls yesterday
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Happy Birthday Dale. Beautiful scenery. We passed By that way a few weeks back. Stopped at Ruby Falls
 

The Shoe

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The Waipoua Forest featuring Tāne Mahuta, Lord of the Forest, and Hokianga Harbour are a couple of my favourite places in the world.
Etsuko’s photo from the car doesn’t do this place justice (how I wish she would learn to focus a camera!). The New Zealand forest is unlike any other I have seen, not better, and certainly not worse, but distinctively New Zealand.
Waipoua Forest
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Tāne Mahuta
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Etsuko in herAkubra Leisure Time.
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Hokianga Harbour
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From here we travelled on to Ahipara, where my Stylemaster makes its first appearance (rest assured I was wearing it all day).
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The Waipoua Forest featuring Tāne Mahuta, Lord of the Forest, and Hokianga Harbour are a couple of my favourite places in the world.
Etsuko’s photo from the car doesn’t do this place justice (how I wish she would learn to focus a camera!). The New Zealand forest is unlike any other I have seen, not better, and certainly not worse, but distinctively New Zealand.
Waipoua Forest
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Tāne Mahuta
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Etsuko in herAkubra Leisure Time.
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Hokianga Harbour
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From here we travelled on to Ahipara, where my Stylemaster makes its first appearance (rest assured I was wearing it all day).
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Beautiful shots even though they probably won't do the place enough justice. Enjoy it, Gary.
 

Blare

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The Waipoua Forest featuring Tāne Mahuta, Lord of the Forest, and Hokianga Harbour are a couple of my favourite places in the world.
Etsuko’s photo from the car doesn’t do this place justice (how I wish she would learn to focus a camera!). The New Zealand forest is unlike any other I have seen, not better, and certainly not worse, but distinctively New Zealand.
Waipoua Forest
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Tāne Mahuta
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Etsuko in herAkubra Leisure Time.
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Hokianga Harbour
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From here we travelled on to Ahipara, where my Stylemaster makes its first appearance (rest assured I was wearing it all day).
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What an incredibly beautiful place. I love the motion in the first photo too
 

The Shoe

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Wakayama, Japan
Yesterday we took a tour down 90 Mile Beach to Cape Reinga, the northernmost part of New Zealand.
90 Mile Beach is actually about 90km (60ish miles) long.
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The beach itself is a State Highway, but you are best advised to avoid driving it unless you’re in a big 4WD.
Etsuko wore some floppy headwear


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I was, again in my Akubra Stylemaster.
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Some more pictures from the road up North…
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The sand dunes towards the northern end of the beach were fun to slide down.
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More to follow…
 

The Shoe

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I was the only one in our group to climb to the top of the dunes. It was worth the effort as everyone else missed out on some spectacular 360 degree views. I’m afraid my panoramic shots again, don’t do the view justice.
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It got quite blustery up there. I had to hold on to my Stylemaster.
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On up to Cape Reinga.
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It doesn’t get any more New Zealand than a cabbage tree.
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Or a New Zealand Tea Tree, known worldwide by its Māori name, Manuka.
 

Short Balding Guy

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I was the only one in our group to climb to the top of the dunes. It was worth the effort as everyone else missed out on some spectacular 360 degree views. I’m afraid my panoramic shots again, don’t do the view justice. View attachment 474193 View attachment 474195
It got quite blustery up there. I had to hold on to my Stylemaster. View attachment 474194
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On up to Cape Reinga.
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It doesn’t get any more New Zealand than a cabbage tree.
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Or a New Zealand Tea Tree, known worldwide by its Māori name, Manuka.


Fascinating adventure! I really am enjoying visiting your neighborhood. I have been googling up maps and pics to get even more info. I traveled to New Zealand to ski decades ago. Man what a trip and what a country. I definitely need to make time to travel south again.

You and Etsuko enjoy the adventure. Thanks for sharing your wonderful trip.

Cheers, Eric -
 

The Shoe

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The Manuka wouldn’t fit in the last post, so here it is…
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The bees, not really visible in the photo were ignoring all the flowers nearby and swarming around the Manuka.
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The Pohutukawa is also known as the New Zealand Christmas Tree. It blossoms a bright red all over the country around Christmas time.
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Lunch was very Kiwi style, too.
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