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An Eternal Love BS You Know You’ll Never Mean

Today is Logan’s birthday, so I have to wish him a happy birthday!


Burgertime: Desination Grille
Happy birthday Logan!

I hope your day is filled with quality garage sale finds and a ton of photo opportunities!

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Today is also Derrick’s birthday, so I also need to wish him a happy birthday!


Day 323 - November 19, 2022
Happy birthday Derrick!

I hope your birthday is filled with camping and some tasty face melting guitar solos. Probably some Pink Floyd as well.

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Time to share more alternate BLACK & WHITE images for THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE. These BLACK & WHITE images I took on July 3.


Last Penny - 2024

Last Penny - 2024

Nature's Amen - 2024

Still Life

Still Life

Still Life

Still Life

Still Life

Still Life

Still Life

Still Life

Still Life

Still Life

Still Life

Still Life

Still Life

Still Life

Still Life

Black & White Alternate

Vest & Ron

Bokeh - Black & White

Bokeh - Black & White

Bokeh - Black & White

Yankee Doodle Pops

Yankee Doodle Pops

Yankee Doodle Pops

Yankee Doodle Pops

Yankee Doodle Pops

Yankee Doodle Pops

Yankee Doodle Pops

Yankee Doodle Pops

Yankee Doodle Pops

Yankee Doodle Pops

Yankee Doodle Pops

Yankee Doodle Pops

Yankee Doodle Pops

Yankee Doodle Pops

Yankee Doodle Pops

Yankee Doodle Pops

Yankee Doodle Pops

Yankee Doodle Pops

Yankee Doodle Pops

Yankee Doodle Pops

Yankee Doodle Pops

Yankee Doodle Pops

Yankee Doodle Pops

Yankee Doodle Pops

3 days of glorious BLACK & WHITE images shared! 4 more days to go!

WPC – WEEK 459 – ENTERTAINMENT

Today is Jen’s birthday, so I need to start today by wishing her a happy birthday!


June 24
Happy birthday Jen!

I hope your birthday is as amazing as you want it to be. We also need to get together again at some point! Maybe even before August.

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ENTERTAINMENT! A great theme! But did enough people find it entertaining enough to make it a popular theme? You’ll have to keep scrolling to find out!

As of 12:01 PM on Monday, June 24, this was the current list of ACTIVE streaks (ignore everything in parentheses):

1-Deanna McClain – 2 weeks (IA, MN)
2-Mary Green – 3 weeks (MI, IA, IN, IL, PR)
3-Sara Lockner – 3 weeks (IA, BHS, MN)
4-Suzie Brannen – 7 weeks (IA, MD)
5-Mike Vest – 7 weeks (IA, MO)
6-Alexis Stensland – 9 weeks (IA) <2>
7-Sabas Hernandez – 11 weeks (IA, OH)
8-Adam Gordon – 18 weeks (IA, MS, MO)
9-Lowell Davis – 25 weeks (IA)
10-Michelle Haupt – 25 weeks (IA, MO, KS, LA)
11-Brandon Kahler – 26 weeks (IA, MN)
12-Scott Degeneffe – 44 weeks (IA, FL, UT, CO, KY, IN, IL)
13-Sheri Fakhouri – 54 weeks (IA, NE)
14-Logan Kahler – 54 weeks (IA, MN)
15-Nathanial Brown – 56 weeks (IA, SD, GA, TN, IRL, UK)
16-Jesse Howard – 56 weeks (IA, MO, NE, FL, ABW, CUW)
17-Tamara Peterson – 68 weeks (IA, MN)
18-Mindi Terrell – 71 weeks (IA) <2>
19-Linda Bennett – 100 weeks (KS)
20-Sarah Toot – 101 weeks (PA, NY, VT, NV, NJ)
21-Angie DeWaard – 105 weeks (IA, IL)
22-Dawn Krause – 109 weeks (IA)
23-Kim Barker – 115 weeks (IA, CO, LA)
24-Joe Duff – 116 weeks (TX) <2>
25-Teresa Kahler – 127 weeks (IA, NE) <2>
26-Carla Stensland – 127 weeks (IA, MO)
27-Micky Augustin – 129 weeks (IA, IL, FL)
28-Andy Sharp – 130 weeks (IA, NE, AR, MS, MO, TN, LA, IL)
29-Bill Wentworth – 131 weeks (NE, MO)
30-Cathie Morton – 134 weeks (IA, FL, BHS, MO, LA)
31-Elizabeth Nordeen – 136 weeks (IA, OH) <2>
32-Shannon Bardole-Foley – 138 weeks (IA, CA, NV)
33-Kio Dettman – 140 weeks (IA) <2>

Here is the list of rules for Year 11 of THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE:

1. The picture must be taken between 12:01 PM today and 11 AM next Monday. This isn’t a curate your photos project. This is a get your butt off the couch and take pictures challenge!
2. There is a limit of 2 submissions per person per theme. If you send me more than 2, I will use the first 2 that you submit.
3. Deadline to submit your submission is 11 AM next Monday.
4. To be considered the photographer of an image, you have to be the one that clicks the shutter. If you hand your camera over to somebody else to take a picture of you, you are NOT the photographer of that image.
5. No screen captures. This is a photography challenge. Not a “look at what I found on the internet” challenge.

There are still 2 ways to submit:
1. Email your submission to bennett@photography139.com.
2. Text your submission to my Google Pixel 8 Pro.

But you didn’t come here to listen to me talk all tommyrot about participation rates or streaks or the rules of the challenge or how to submit. You came to see the submissions and what streaks continued and what streaks flamed out:


WPC - WEEK 459 - ENTERTAINMENT - JEN ENSLEY-GORSHE
Jen Ensley-Gorshe (Iowa) – 1 week

WPC - WEEK 459 - ENTERTAINMENT - WILLIAM MCALPINE
Willy McAlpine (Don Williams Golf Course – Boone County, Iowa) – 1 week

WPC - WEEK 459 - ENTERTAINMENT - AMY PETERSON
Amy Peterson (Ames, Iowa) – 1 week

WPC - WEEK 459 - ENTERTAINMENT - DEANNA MCCLAIN
Deanna McClain (Iowa) – 3 weeks

WPC - WEEK 459 - ENTERTAINMENT - MARY GREEN
Mary Green (Manchester, Iowa) – 4 weeks

WPC - WEEK 459 - ENTERTAINMENT - MARY GREEN
Mary Green (Manchester, Iowa)

WPC - WEEK 459 - ENTERTAINMENT -SARA LOCKNER
Sara Lockner (Waukee, Iowa) – 4 weeks

WPC - WEEK 459 - ENTERTAINMENT - SUZIE BRANNEN
Suzie Brannen (Iowa) – 8 weeks

WPC - WEEK 459 - ENTERTAINMENT - SUZIE BRANNEN
Suzie Brannen (Iowa)

WPC - WEEK 459 - ENTERTAINMENT - MIKE VEST
Mike Vest (Iowa) – 8 weeks

WPC - WEEK 459 - ENTERTAINMENT - ALEXIS STENSLAND
Alexis Stensland (Iowa) – 10 weeks

WPC - WEEK 459 - ENTERTAINMENT - ALEXIS STENSLAND
Alexis Stensland (Iowa)

WPC - WEEK 459 - ENTERTAINMENT - SABAS HERNANDEZ
Sabas Hernandez (Iowa) – 12 weeks

WPC - WEEK 459 - ENTERTAINMENT - SABAS HERNANDEZ
Sabas Hernandez (Iowa)

WPC - WEEK 459 - ENTERTAINMENT - ADAM GORDON
Adam Gordon (Busch Stadium – Saint Louis, Missouri) – 19 weeks

WPC - WEEK 459 - ENTERTAINMENT - ADAM GORDON
Adam Gordon (Iowa)

WPC - WEEK 459 - ENTERTAINMENT - LOWELL DAVIS
Lowell Davis (Iowa) – 26 weeks

WPC - WEEK 459 - ENTERTAINMENT - MICHELLE HAUPT
Michelle Haupt (Iowa) – 26 weeks

WPC - WEEK 459 - ENTERTAINMENT - BRANDON KAHLER
Brandon Kahler (Iowa) – 27 weeks

WPC - WEEK 459 - ENTERTAINMENT - BRANDON KAHLER
Brandon Kahler (Iowa)

WPC - WEEK 459 - ENTERTAINMENT - SCOTT DEGENEFFE
Scott Degeneffe (Slater, Iowa) – 45 weeks

WPC - WEEK 459 - ENTERTAINMENT - SCOTT DEGENEFFE
Scott Degeneffe (Iowa)

WPC - WEEK 459 - ENTERTAINMENT - SHERI FAKHOURI
Sheri Fakhouri (Ankeny, Iowa) – 55 weeks

WPC - WEEK 459 - ENTERTAINMENT - LOGAN KAHLER
Logan Kahler (Boone, Iowa) – 55 weeks

WPC - WEEK 459 - ENTERTAINMENT - LOGAN KAHLER
Logan Kahler (Boone, Iowa)

WPC - WEEK 459 - ENTERTAINMENT - NATHANIAL BROWN
Nathanial Brown (Tampa, Florida) – 57 weeks

WPC - WEEK 459 - ENTERTAINMENT - NATHANIAL BROWN
Nathanial Brown (Tampa, Florida)

WPC - WEEK 459 - ENTERTAINMENT - JESSE HOWARD
Jesse Howard (Minneapolis, Minnesota) – 57 weeks

WPC - WEEK 459 - ENTERTAINMENT - TAMARA PETERSON
Tamara Peterson (Perry, Iowa) – 69 weeks

WPC - WEEK 459 - ENTERTAINMENT - MINDI TERRELL
Mindi Terrell (Iowa) – 72 weeks

WPC - WEEK 459 - ENTERTAINMENT - MINDI TERRELL
Mindi Terrell (Iowa)

WPC - WEEK 459 - ENTERTAINMENT - LINDA BENNETT
Linda Bennett (Kansas) – 101 weeks

WPC - WEEK 459 - ENTERTAINMENT - SARAH TOOT
Sarah Toot (E. Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania) – 102 weeks

WPC - WEEK 459 - ENTERTAINMENT - ANGIE DEWAARD
Angie DeWaard (Chicago Museum of Science & Industry – Chicago, Illinois) – 106 weeks

WPC - WEEK 459 - ENTERTAINMENT - ANGIE DEWAARD
Angie DeWaard (Chicago Museum of Science & Industry – Chicago, Illinois)

WPC - WEEK 459 - ENTERTAINMENT - DAWN KRAUSE
Dawn Krause (Galena, Illinois) – 110 weeks

WPC - WEEK 459 - ENTERTAINMENT - DAWN KRAUSE
Dawn Krause (Boone, Iowa)

WPC - WEEK 459 - ENTERTAINMENT - KIM BARKER
Kim Barker (Estes Park, Colorado – Prospect Mountain Road) – 116 weeks

WPC - WEEK 459 - ENTERTAINMENT - KIM BARKER
Kim Barker (Rocky Mountain National Park – Estes Park, Colorado)

WPC - WEEK 459 - ENTERTAINMENT - JOE DUFF
Joe Duff (New York) – 117 weeks

WPC - WEEK 459 - ENTERTAINMENT - TERESA KAHLER
Teresa Kahler (Noir – Ames, Iowa) – 128 weeks

WPC - WEEK 459 - ENTERTAINMENT - TERESA KAHLER
Teresa Kahler (Iowa)

WPC - WEEK 459 - ENTERTAINMENT - CARLA STENSLAND
Carla Stensland (Mount Rushmore National Memorial – Keystone, South Dakota) – 128 weeks

WPC - WEEK 459 - ENTERTAINMENT - MICKY AUGUSTIN
Micky Augustin (Florida) – 130 weeks

WPC - WEEK 459 - ENTERTAINMENT - ANDY SHARP
Andy Sharp (Boone, Iowa) – 131 weeks

WPC - WEEK 459 - ENTERTAINMENT - ANDY SHARP
Andy Sharp (Olive Garde – Ankeny, Iowa)

WPC - WEEK 459 - ENTERTAINMENT - BILL WENTWORTH
Bill Wentworth (Omaha, Nebraska) – 132 weeks

WPC - WEEK 459 - ENTERTAINMENT - CATHIE MORTON
Cathie Morton (Near Cumming, Iowa) – 135 weeks

WPC - WEEK 459 - ENTERTAINMENT - CATHIE MORTON
Cathie Morton (Des Moines Arts Festival – Des Moines, Iowa)

WPC - WEEK 459 - ENTERTAINMENT - ELIZABETH NORDEEN
Elizabeth Nordeen (Iowa) – 137 weeks

WPC - WEEK 459 - ENTERTAINMENT - SHANNON BARDOLE-FOLEY
Shannon Bardole-Foley (Summerset, Iowa) – 139 weeks

WPC - WEEK 459 - ENTERTAINMENT - KIO DETTMAN
Kio Dettman (Boone, Iowa) – 141 weeks

WPC - WEEK 459 - ENTERTAINMENT - CHRISTOPHER D. BENNETT
Christopher D. Bennett (Des Moines Arts Festival – Des Moines, Iowa) – 562 weeks

37 participants this week! A pretty good week!

There were submissions this week taken in the following places:

+ Colorado (2)
+ Florida (3)
+ Illinois (3)
+ Iowa (38)
+ Kansas (1)
+ Minnesota (1)
+ Missouri (1)
+ Nebraska (1)
+ New York (1)
+ Pennsylvania (1)
+ South Dakota (1)

Here is the Year 11 list of places where submissions have been taken (submissions taken in each places):

+ Arkansas (15.5)
+ Aruba (1)
+ Bahamas (2)
+ California (3)
+ Curacao (1)
+ Colorado (8)
+ Florida (12)
+ Georgia (1)
+ Hawaii (2)
+ Illinois (11)
+ Indiana (4)
+ Iowa (901)
+ Ireland (3)
+ Kansas (36)
+ Kentucky (1)
+ Louisiana (8)
+ Maryland (1)
+ Michigan (5)
+ Minnesota (9)
+ Mississippi (2.5)
+ Missouri (16.5)
+ Nebraska (33)
+ Nevada (4)
+ New Jersey (1)
+ New York (15)
+ North Ireland (1)
+ Ohio (2)
+ Oklahoma (1)
+ Pennsylvania (18)
+ Puerto Rico (4)
+ South Dakota (4)
+ Tennessee (2.5)
+ Texas (38)
+ Utah (1)
+ Vermont (1)
+ Virginia (1)
+ Wisconsin (1)

30 states so far! 1 U.S. Terriorty! 5 foreign countries! Not bad! So far, the following people have submitted from multiple places:

+ Jen Ensley-Gorshe (IA, CO, MO, TX, TN, VA, IL, FL) – 8
+ Andy Sharp (IA, NE, MO, AR, TN, MS, LA, IL) – 8
+ Scott Degeneffe (IA, FL, UT, CO, IN, KY, IL) – 7
+ Nathanial Brown (IA, SD, TN, GA, IRL, NIR, FL) – 7
+ Jesse Howard (IA, MO, NE, FL, ABW, CUW, MN) – 7
+ Christopher D. Bennett (IA, MO, NE, IL, IN, LA) – 6
+ Cathie Morton (IA, FL, BHS, MO, LA) – 5
+ Mary Green (MI, IA, IN, IL, RP) – 5
+ Sarah Toot (PA, NY, VT, NV, NJ) – 5
+ Michelle Haupt (IA, MO, KS, LA) – 4
+ Kim Barker (IA, CO, LA) – 3
+ Shannon Bardole-Foley (IA, CA, NV) – 3
+ Adam Gordon (IA, MS, MO) – 3
+ Becky Parmelee (AR, IA, OK) – 3
+ Sara Lockner (IA, BHS, MN) – 3
+ Micky Augustin (IA, IL, FL) – 3
+ Carla Stensland (IA, MO, SD) -3
+ Susanna Funk (IA, CO) – 2
+ Brandon Kahler (IA, MN) – 2
+ Logan Kahler (IA, MN) – 2
+ Tamara Peterson (IA, MN) – 2
+ Mike Vest (IA, MO) – 2
+ Teresa Kahler (IA, NE) – 2
+ Sheri Fakhouri (IA, NE) – 2
+ Angie DeWaard (IA, IL) – 2
+ Sabas Hernandez (IA, OH) – 2
+ Suzie Brannen (IA, MD) – 2
+ Elizabeth Nordeen (IA, OH) – 2
+ Linda Bennett (KS, IA) – 2
+ Bill Wentworth (NE, MO) – 2
+ Deanna McClain (IA, MN) – 2
+ Dawn Krause (IA, IL) – 2
+ Joe Duff (TX, NY) – 2

Jen and Andy are now tied to be crowned “The Most Travelled THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE Photographer!” Jesse and and Scott and Nathanial are in striking distance though! Joe and Dawn joined the group of people to submit from multiple locations.

There were lots of milestones reached this week. Alexis joined the Double Digit Streak Club! WooHoo! Lowell and Michelle joined the Half Year Streak Club! WooHoo! Micky joined the 2.5 Year Streak Club! WooHoo!

Also, there were no streaks broken this week!

But enough dwelling on the past. Time to look to the future. We are all interested in the future, for that is where you and I are going to spend the rest of our lives. And remember my friend, future events such as these will affect you in the future! This week’s theme:


WPC - WEEK 460 - BLACK & WHITE
BLACK & WHITE – Modified suggestion by Joe Duff

Joe actually suggested MONOCHROME, but I think MONOCHROME and BLACK & WHITE are very similar and BLACK & WHITE will always be a theme for THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE, so I’m just crediting Joe with suggesting BLACK & WHITE.

BLACK & WHITE is my first love in photography and it is my favorite theme as well.

I look forward to seeing your interpretation!

That is all I got, so if the good Lord’s willin’ and the creek don’t rise, we will see your idea of NECESSITY in this place that I hope some of you find to be one next Monday.

I’m Selfish, I Know, I Can’t Let You Go

Time to clear out more of the proverbial backlog. These are a collection of pictures that I took back in August of 2023 but never fit any other “An Artist’s Notebook” posts. But are good enough that I think the world should see them. Some were taken on a trip to Dickcissel with Naima. Some from the drive home from watching Logan and Nathanial compete in a competitive barbecue contest. Some from my yard. And more from Dickcissel.


Dickcissel Park

Dickcissel Park

Dickcissel Park

Dickcissel Park

Dickcissel Park

Dickcissel Park

Dickcissel Park

Dickcissel Park

Dickcissel Park

Dickcissel Park

A Butterfly

A Butterfly

Moingona School

Guthrie Center, Iowa

Guthrie Center, Iowa

Guthrie Center, Iowa

Guthrie Center, Iowa

Panther, Iowa

Panther, Iowa

Panther, Iowa

Rippey, Iowa

Rippey, Iowa

Rippey, Iowa

Rippey, Iowa

Rippey, Iowa

Rippey, Iowa

Rippey, Iowa


Panther, Iowa – Ghost Town
PANTHER


Perry, Iowa
PERRY IA
CULTURE & COMMUNITY THRIVE HERE.

Stop Sign on 17.

Dickcissel Park

Dickcissel Park

Dickcissel Park

Dickcissel Park

Dickcissel Park

Always feels good when the backlog gets just a little bit more cleaned up.

Jeffersonian Visit IV

Today is Bethany’s birthday so I have to wish her a happy birthday.


Minnesota State Fair - 2019
Happy birthday Bethany!

I hope it is an amazing birthday filled with tons of super deep questions from Nora!

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Time to share the balance of pictures I took on that trip around Greene County with Teresa.


Greene County - Jefferson

Greene County - Jefferson

Greene County - Jefferson

Greene County - Jefferson

Greene County - Jefferson

Greene County - Jefferson

Greene County - Jefferson

Greene County - Jefferson

Greene County - Jefferson

Greene County - Jefferson

Greene County - Deal's Orchard

Greene County - Deal's Orchard

Greene County - Deal's Orchard

Greene County - Deal's Orchard

Greene County - Deal's Orchard

Greene County - Deal's Orchard

Greene County - Deal's Orchard

Greene County - Deal's Orchard

Greene County - Deal's Orchard

Greene County - Deal's Orchard

Greene County - Deal's Orchard

Greene County - Deal's Orchard

Greene County - Deal's Orchard

Greene County - Deal's Orchard

Greene County - Deal's Orchard

Greene County - Deal's Orchard

Greene County - Deal's Orchard

Greene County - Deal's Orchard

Greene County - Deal's Orchard

Greene County, Iowa

Greene County, Iowa

Greene County, Iowa

Greene County, Iowa

Now I’m suddenly itching to hit an orchard.

Jeffersonian Visit III

The day after I visited Jefferson, I actually headed back. This time with Teresa. I wanted to go up in the Mahanay Memorial Carillon Tower. I thought I had been up in the belltower before, but after I got up there it didn’t ring any bells (see what I did there) so I’m pretty sure this was a first for me.

Here are some pictures:


Greene County - Jefferson

Greene County - Jefferson

Greene County - Jefferson

Greene County - Jefferson

Greene County - Jefferson

Greene County - Jefferson

Greene County - Jefferson

Greene County - Jefferson

Greene County - Jefferson

Greene County - Jefferson

Greene County - Jefferson

Greene County - Jefferson

Greene County - Jefferson

Greene County - Jefferson

Greene County - Jefferson

Greene County - Jefferson

Greene County - Jefferson

Greene County - Jefferson

Greene County - Jefferson

Greene County - Jefferson

Greene County - Jefferson

Greene County - Jefferson

Greene County - Jefferson

Greene County - Jefferson

Greene County - Jefferson

Greene County - Jefferson

Greene County - Jefferson

Greene County - Jefferson

Greene County - Jefferson

Greene County - Jefferson

Greene County - Jefferson

Greene County - Jefferson

Greene County - Jefferson

Greene County - Jefferson

A couple of facts about the Mahanay Memorial Carillon Tower.

The Mahanay Memorial Carillon Tower, located on the southwest corner of the courtyard, was given to the people of Jefferson and Greene County in accordance with the wills of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Mahanay. The tower is 168 ft. 2 inches high, and it is illuminated by 6 floodlights.

The glass enclosed observation deck at 120 ft. is accessed by an elevator and is fully handicap accessible. At the 2017 Bell Tower Festival, it was named the Paul Nally Observation Deck.

Beginning in 1966, fourteen bells, cast at the world famous Petit & Fritsen bell foundry in Holland in 1966, chimed on the hour, quarter, and half-hour. The electronic carillon bells were played from a manual keyboard. Because of the limited amount of music that could be played with only 14 bells, recorded concerts played two songs after each hour for many years.

The total cost of the tower and the fourteen bells dedicated on Sunday, October 16, 1966 was approximately $350,000.

I have another collection of pictures from this trip left to share.

The Big Easy – Day 7 Phone Pictures

Day 7 in New Orleans was supposed to be relatively short. Tony and I had a 10:20 flight. So we would leave for the airport a little after 8. We would grab a connecting flight in Denver and be back in the Cyclone State by 3:30. But the best laid plans of mice and men…

Here are the pictures from Day 7. The final day.


New Orleans Trip - Day 7
I got up early to take one last stroll around. Saw this banner. I level of petty I can get behind.

New Orleans Trip - Day 7
About the time I was going to order an Uber we got a message from Southwest Airlines. Our flight had been delayed until noon! We decided to delay our trip to the airport until 10. That gave me time to go down and try to see the famous Saint Louis Cemetery No. 1. I didn’t get to see it because you have to pay for a tour, which is fine, but the tour lasted too long for me to take it. Anyways, saw this sticker. Enjoyed it.

New Orleans Trip - Day 7
On the way to the airport we got a text from Southwest that our flight had been moved back to its original flight time. Meaning that we missed our flight. Southwest was less than helpful. They told me to run and I might make the flight. Yeah, this was the security line. While waiting in it (this is TSA Pre-Check) Southwest sent me a message that my flight had left. Thanks!

New Orleans Trip - Day 7
I had to go back and get booked on a flight that wouldn’t leave until after 6. The fortunate thing for me was that they had checked my bags in. So I could go into the airport. They hadn’t checked Tony’s bag in, so he couldn’t go into the airport until 4 hours before the flight.

New Orleans Trip - Day 7
Not a fan of Southwest.

New Orleans Trip - Day 7
Another look at the security lines. This is the one that isn’t TSA Pre-Check.

New Orleans Trip - Day 7
Waited with Tony for a bit before going in.

New Orleans Trip - Day 7
Thanks airport.

New Orleans Trip - Day 7
NASA display.

New Orleans Trip - Day 7
Southerners love their Moon Pies!

New Orleans Trip - Day 7
Airport art.

New Orleans Trip - Day 7
Southerners love their Moon Pies!

New Orleans Trip - Day 7
Southerners love their moon pies!

New Orleans Trip - Day 7
Not in the mood for this toy at this time.

New Orleans Trip - Day 7
No lies detected.

New Orleans Trip - Day 7
For the Swifties that also love crawdads!

New Orleans Trip - Day 7
I know a big fan of the Golden Girls.

New Orleans Trip - Day 7
Southerners love their moon pies.

New Orleans Trip - Day 7
Finally in the air!

New Orleans Trip - Day 7
Bellisimo!

New Orleans Trip - Day 7

New Orleans Trip - Day 7

New Orleans Trip - Day 7

New Orleans Trip - Day 7

New Orleans Trip - Day 7
Landed in the home of Toasted Ravioli!

New Orleans Trip - Day 7
This sign made me so happy!

New Orleans Trip - Day 7
Goodbye Land of Toasted Ravioli.

Tony and Shannon dropped me off at my doorstep a little after midnight. It was a long, boring day. It was good to be home. 2 days later I would be welcoming Bokeh into my life and this trip feels like such a distant memory, even though it was only a month ago.

At some point I’ll begin sharing the pictures I took of New Orleans with the real camera!