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The Outer Banks
Since this is really the first test of my photo-blog, I thought I'd upload just a couple shots from our honeymoon. It makes sense, being as that was where I first bought the digital camera. Plus, the Outer Banks are just so darn pretty.
July 14th, 2005 - 09:21 am | Comments (0) | PERMALINK

The Wild Horses of Corolla
Continuing my test by uploading more honeymoon shots. We took a little jeep-driven tour of Corolla where a bunch of wild mustangs live. The jeep wasn\'t allowed to get closer than 30 feet to the horses, but if the jeep was stopped and the horses came to it, so be it.
July 14th, 2005 - 09:28 am | Comments (1) | PERMALINK

More Honeymoon Shots - Minigolf
We played a lot of minigolf down in the Outer Banks. There were courses just about every 500 feet on the main road. It was fun, but it was a lot of minigolf.
July 14th, 2005 - 09:38 am | Comments (0) | PERMALINK

The Aquarium
There was a little Aquarium down there in the Outer Banks. It wasn't bad. A little dark for a lot of my pictures, but I got a few interesting ones. I also got to pet a sting-ray, which was pretty darn cool.
July 14th, 2005 - 10:11 am | Comments (0) | PERMALINK

Jockey Ridge
We also visited Jockey Ridge. It's a big old sand dune system that's slowly moving across the island. It literally swallowed up a minigolf place! Oh well, there are plenty more.
July 14th, 2005 - 10:14 am | Comments (0) | PERMALINK

Light Houses
There are a bunch of light houses along the Outer Banks. They all have names, but I don't recall the name of the one we visited. Anyway, it was pretty cool to climb to the top of it and look out over the island. A bit terrifying, but cool.
July 14th, 2005 - 10:20 am | Comments (1) | PERMALINK

The Wright Monument
This is the place the Wright Brothers made their first test runs of their crazy flying machine. It consists of a big old monument on a hill, and some markers in the middle of the field showing the start and end points of each test flight.
July 14th, 2005 - 10:28 am | Comments (1) | PERMALINK

Colonial Williamsburg
OK, this is the last of the pictures from our honeymoon, I swear! We spent a day in Virginia on the way back and visited Colonial Williamsburg. Definitely one of the highlights of our trip.

Conveniently our visit happened to be the weekend before the 4th of July, and as such they had a reenactor's event complete with encampment. They were portraying Cornwallis taking over Williamsburg (the colonials would take it back next weekend at their big 4th of July event.)
July 14th, 2005 - 10:46 am | Comments (0) | PERMALINK

Pictureless Post
I wanted to test if I could make a post without any pictures. It would seem the answer is no. I guess if I want just write an entry I'll have to post some generic 'no picture' picture, or just dredge up some random photo as I did for this post.

This is my darling RolyPolyPony. I guess I should explain the names I'm using. For some reason, I thought it would be best to use a pseudonym rather than my real name. I don't why, being as I have my real photos up here, but whatever. Anyway, my wife keeps her blog on LiveJournal, where she uses the name RolyPolyPony. To keep my anonmity, she dubbed me DH (for Dear Husband). So that's where that all comes from.

So you're probably wondering, why didn't I just get a LiveJournal account like everyone else? (I swear, everyone I know has an LJ account!) Well, first of all, I like my bits where I can see them. This site is run on a server in my basement, so I can run whatever software I want on it and have pretty much unlimited storage (about 200 GB).

Also, I've thought long and hard about keeping any kind of blog at all. My concern has been that if I have a blog, I'll feel the need to come up with clever things to write about. And if I don't have something clever to say, I'm more likely to just skip posting that day, which would lead to a pretty sparse blog.

Then I came across the idea of a photoblog. Fact is, I have hundreds of photos sitting on my hard drive and nothing to do with them. Having a real place to post them was appealing. Also, it'll give me something to write about. A little context for my posts I thought would help get the ball rolling.

Finally, once I run out of old photos to share, it'll give me an added incentive to take the camera with me places and get new photos. See, everything it's cyclical. Like a merry-go-round: it goes up and down, and around. Sorry, I was watching Happy Gilmore the other day.
July 14th, 2005 - 12:06 pm | Comments (3) | PERMALINK

The Bolton Fair
I don't even remember when we went to this, but I'm sure Roly would love to see these photos. Especially in her current mood. (Yeah, I know, I'm only feeding the fire.)

We'll be stuck in old photo land for a little while I'm afraid. I'm sure at some point I'll start posting current stuff. For now though, it's a trip down memory lane.
July 14th, 2005 - 03:20 pm | Comments (3) | PERMALINK

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