Friday, September 14, 2012

Team Mahaffie
September 2, 2012
Iringa, Tanzania
MaMa Week-End  Urembo (Pretty)Shop
We have no idea what this shop had in it because it was closed on Sunday but it did have mama in the name. We were on day 2 of our travel back to civilization to catch a plane the next day. 17 hours road trip from the place out in no mans land back to Dar Es Salam, Tanzania airport. We then had a 20+ hour plane journey home to SFO where U.S. customs agents welcomed us back!

August 1, 2012
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Dog on the beach
This was a service dog in training waiting for the concert to begin :)

Team Mahaffie
July 31, 2012
Watsonville, CA
Town Square Clock

Team Mahaffie-Lanell and Mark
July 28th, 2012
Camp Koinonia
15 Steps that lead up to the Chapel
Team Mahaffie
August 1, 2012
Mark and Lanell
Outside Bend, OR

We think this is a moose but he really needs some TLC!

 Team Mahaffie

August 3, 2012

South of Bend, OR


Collier Memorial State Park and Logging Museum Oregon


Lanell and Mark :)

Cobblestone Street

Team: Snap Happy
Team Member: Jen
Location: Front Street
Old Sacramento, CA
Saving the easiest for last. Many of the streets in Old Sacramento have not yet been paved over in order to maintain the Old West appeal. And a street level view to show the cobbles.
We have now posted our twentieth entry and will also sit back and wait for the rest of you. This has been a fun experience.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Assisting a Street Performer

Team: Snap Happy
Team Member: Jen
Location: SW Bay Blvd.
                  Historic Bayfront
                  Newport, Oregon

 Jennifer and hubby Roy (our photographer for this occasion) took a quick trip to Newport, Oregon, last week. While strolling the Historic Bayfront, we discovered an Ecuadorian "street performer" named Alex Lluminiquinga playing a quena. He kindly allowed Jennifer to perform with him for a few moments, much to the amusement of onlookers. Especially in view of the fact that Jennifer didn't know which way to position the rondador antara pan flute without instruction. The rondador is the national instrument of the Andes.

Here's a video if you'd care to hear his beautiful flute music. 

And a website for more information: Chayag.

This was definitely a challenge that made us step out of our comfort zone. And we are very glad we did it.

Monday, September 10, 2012

"The sun shines bright in the old Kentucky home"

Here Lies Nancy McCarty
Born: 1796
Died: 1873

Team: Spokane
Member: Melissa
Location:  Briar Creek Cemetery, Williamsburg, KY

The story goes....Melissa & Friends were excited to go headstone hunting Friday night.  They had their flashlights at the ready....the trip was short-lived (ba-dump-bump) as it proved to be too creepy and terrifying.

A bright Sunday afternoon proved to be more successful.  Up the steps of the entrance, and ta-da - 1st headstone they saw.