Michigan: New Baltimore

 

Located on the shores of Lake Saint Clair, New Baltimore is a quaint bedroom community located between  Detroit and Port Huron.

 

The lake front picnic shelter provides a convenient shelter for family outings.

Seen from the water, with the landmark water tower in the background, the community center grounds is an ideal setting for afternoon outings.

Unique Architecture

Some of the interesting architecture in town.

Grand Pacific House

The Grand Pacific House was a popular hotel in New Baltimore’s Golden Age.

 

A popular restaurant, Finns provides a complete menu for your dining pleasure.

Stoney Creek Metro Park provides a respite from the rigors of city life.

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The Washington Monument, Washington D.C.

 

During a recent trip to Washington D.C., I hope the pleasure of visiting the Washington Monument.

Fashioned like obelisks of the ancient world, most especially Egypt. It can be seen from miles around.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Standing Tall on the Washington Mall, it is a beacon for freedom around the world

In the midst of a major city, it is a symbol of America’s greatness and culture

As seen from the World War Two Memorial.

Growing up on a dairy farm in southeastern Indiana, Gary traveled very little until midlife, when the opportunity became available to him.

Grabbing his camera and a bag full of equipment, he began his vision quest traveling to most areas of the United States and several countries abroad.

Along the way he collected several thousand photographs that he wants to share with everyone.

Gary decided the best way to accomplish his goal was to publish photo documentaries on the various areas of the world he has visited.

What will follow will be several photography books, who knows how many will wind up in his collection.

To contact Gary:

journeysthrulife@gmail.com.

http://www.journeysthrulife.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keep the Old Values That Have Stood the Test Of Time

 

As the world changes and old ways are tossed out the window, we need to remember to hang on to what is near and dear to us, to cling to the universal truths that never change, even though society and customs do.

Times and customs regularly change, as they should. However, many ideas have stood the test of time and should never be discarded.

Gary has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.

Your comments are welcome

Let’s Make America Great Again

 

Let’s Make America Great Again

We have a president that was elected on the premise that we needed to make America great again.

How do we do that, how does every one of us, regardless of our station in life do what is necessary to make this great country once again live up to its highest potential? 

Obviously, not everyone can stand behind a podium and speak to thousands, most can’t write or influence thousands of  people through their actions or words. 

They don’t have to, all the individual needs to do is to try and set a good example for those in their circle of influence, those people they come in contact with every day, family and friends.

No one is perfect and we don’t always speak and act in the proper manner, but that shouldn’t stop us from trying, as long as we have good intentions, our motives are valid. 

Each and every one of us should live up to the morals, values, and principles that made this country great, those Judeo-Christian values this country was founded on and have supported our country through the ages.

We don’t need to influence millions of citizens if each and every one of us only influence a few people, our actions will have a ripple effect that will be unstoppable.

In order to make our country great again, we need to make ourselves great again.

Gary has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.

Your comments are welcome

Michigan: Presque Isle

The community and the township are named for Presque Isle (literally, “almost an island”) which is French for “peninsula”.

Michigan has many light houses, more than any other state, this is one of the most beautiful.

 

Located just a few miles north of Alpena on Highway 23, it is a convenient rest stop on the way to Mackinac Island.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The caretaker’s house has been converted into a museum and visitor center.

A picturesque hiking trail through a small forest leads to Lake Huron.

Growing up on a dairy farm in southeastern Indiana, Gary traveled very little until midlife, when the opportunity became available to him.

Grabbing his camera and a bag full of equipment, he began his vision quest traveling to most areas of the United States and several countries abroad.

Along the way, he collected several thousand photographs that he wants to share with everyone.

Gary decided the best way to accomplish his goal was to publish photo documentaries on the various areas of the world he has visited.

What will follow will be several photography books, who knows how many will wind up in his collection.

To contact Gary:

journeysthrulife@gmail.com.

http://www.journeysthrulife.com.

Michigan:Sturgeon Point

 

Sturgeon Point Lighthouse is located north of Alpena and about five miles north of Harrisville.
The light still works and is maintained by the U.S. Coast Guard.

Made of brick masonry on an ashlar limestone foundation, the light station was built in 1869 by the United States Light House Board. The Board was in the midst of a lighthouse building boom on the Great Lakes due to increased maritime traffic, during which time, hundreds of such light houses were built.

Today, while still in operation, it is one of the most visited sites in northern Michigan.

Growing up on a dairy farm in southeastern Indiana, Gary traveled very little until midlife, when the opportunity became available to him.

Grabbing his camera and a bag full of equipment, he began his vision quest traveling to most areas of the United States and several countries abroad.

Along the way he collected several thousand photographs that he wants to share with everyone.

Gary decided the best way to accomplish his goal was to publish photo documentaries on the various areas of the world he has visited.

What will follow will be several photography books, who knows how many will wind up in his collection.

To contact Gary:

journeysthrulife@gmail.com.

http://www.journeysthrulife.com.

Michigan: Hubbard Lake

 

 

Hubbard Lake, located about thirty miles south of Alpena in the north east corner of the state, is a vacation paradise.

Sunset on Lake Hubbard

Not only are the sunset beautiful, the lake is filled with fish that just love to be caught.

Michigan Sunset

Temperatures in the winter can often hover at thirty-five below zero, the summers are much more agreeable with temperatures in the seventies and eighties, occasionally a low temperature in the forties can be experienced, even in July.

Hubbard Lake

Quiet Vacation spot

Comfortable cabins are available for rental on a daily or weekly rate.

Growing up on a dairy farm in southeastern Indiana, Gary traveled very little until midlife, when the opportunity became available to him.

Grabbing his camera and a bag full of equipment, he began his vision quest traveling to most areas of the United States and several countries abroad.

Along the way, he collected several thousand photographs that he wants to share with everyone.

Gary decided the best way to accomplish his goal was to publish photo documentaries on the various areas of the world he has visited.

What will follow will be several photography books, who knows how many will wind up in his collection.

To contact Gary:

journeysthrulife@gmail.com.

http://www.journeysthrulife.com.