I can’t express how cool I think this idea is. I hope other’s pick it up and offer something similar!
Museum’s like NYC’s Met and the Smithsonian are becoming more egalitarian by releasing high-res images from their collections, letting you curate your own virtual tours. However, San Francisco’s Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) has taken another approach, letting you receive artwork via text messages. With its new “Send Me SFMOMA” project, all you need to do is send a text with the words “Send Me” followed by a mood, color or something specific you want to see.
The legendary comic book series will be brought to life in a way that has never been done before, as a version of the first two episodes will be shown globally in IMAX theaters for a two-week period, beginning Sept. 1. ABC will then air the entirety of the series throughout this fall on the network, with additional exclusive content that can only been seen on ABC.
Over the years I’ve had the privilege of traveling all around the world. While that may sound posh or even luxurious, I can say that my experiences are far from it. In fact, some of my best times traveling were when I spent the least. I know to some that doesn’t sound realistic, but believe it or not, you can see the world on a shoestring budget. Here’s how:
I had read that “Horseshoe Crabs” would be on the beach in the hundreds (or more) as it was their spawning time. Apparently, Delaware Bay has the largest population of horseshoe crabs in the world and considering they are basically a “living fossil”, it’s about the closest you can get to something like a dinosaur. I also read about something called “flipping” the crabs. So, of course I had to find out what all the fuss was about.
I found information on the “flipping” of the crabs at New Jersey Audubon so armed with this information, headed out to do some “flipping”.
Well, it took a while but we finally made it to the Lower 48 and back to the East Coast! Take a look at this Lightroom generated map of our trip. It’s compiled using the GPS information in my cell phone photos.
As I previously mentioned, my husband and I are in the middle of moving from Alaska to the mid-Atlantic Coastal region of the “Lower 48”. After three years of living in the USA’s “Last Frontier”, it’s been a bit of a job to get everything together in preparation for this move.
This has been made more difficult by the fact that my husband is already in the Lower 48 as he had to start his new job before we could catch the ferry out of Alaska. So I’ve been dealing with the packing & sorting & organizing & planning (*whew*) by myself. But all of this is finally coming to a close.
This weekend was beautiful here in Whittier, Alaska so I got out to grab a few photos before we leave. Often the weather here is very questionable (the locals have a saying that goes like “It’s always sh*ttier in Whittier” – which is unfair but has an element of truth to it – it rains here – A LOT!) So I wanted to take advantage of the good weather before the rains returned.
Most, but by all means not “all”, of Whittier’s residents reside in the 14-story building named “Begich Towers”. Locals refer to it simply as the “BTI”. There is another condominium building in Whitter, simply called the Whittier Manor and if the residents don’t live in BTI they pretty much live in the Manor. There really aren’t any other choices besides a handful of “dry cabins”.
Lake Louisa is part of the Chain of Lakes near Orlando, FL. It’s a beautiful spot for some Florida-centric scenery, fishing, canoeing & kayaking. It’s also a great place to do some wildlife watching, have a picnic or simply take a stroll. But like many Florida water areas, always watch for Gators 🙂 More info at FloridaStateParks.org
My photo gallery of this location is included after the break…