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Daily Prompt: Far from Home

Arizona
Arizona

Arizona is far from home for us.  We live in the Northeast and this is the Southwest.

For me,  a Trucker I always traveled far from home but for the most part I traveled within the United States with a dash into Canada now and then.

This trip was special as the man  I loved was not given much hope of a long life so we packed up the old Chevy van with camping  supplies and Gold Prospecting equipment we already had and the pup of course and headed west.  He had never been past the military base in Texas and that was so long ago for boot camp.  He flew in and out of there.  So this would be a journey for him but for me it would be like old times, well without the shifting.

We stayed out on BLM  land for 6 or 7 weeks till we had to come back for another visit with his doctor.  He did not want to go back home least of all for more tests.  I missed home and my kitty too much to hide my head in the sand of the desert.  We loaded up the old van and said our goodbyes to all we had met and I snapped a few more photos.

We came home to good news much to their amazement.  We could once again take out the map from my old trucking days and plan a trip far from home.

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Nubble Light

One of my favorite places to stop at in Maine is Nubble.

A very famous Lighthouse, they say many photos are

taken here and these above are mine from just one day there.

I spend anywhere from a few minuets to an hour here.

Summer, winter or fall it doesn’t matter.  I have always been drawn to this special place.

There are a few granite benches here, with names of loved ones who have left

loving families behind.  I always wanted this place to be my final resting spot and

to have my name and the names of each of my dogs, that spent time with me  here,

left on a bench for friends and family  to sit upon and view what I saw beautiful,

maybe pull out their camera and snap a photo of this glorious spot, along  the rocky shoreline.

There have been many storms that battered this beautiful spot but she has withstood

the fury  they brought as have I.  We are a testament of strength and  good construction, lol

So if you find yourself taking a trip to this beautiful State of Maine, please stop and

see it in person.  OK take a photo too and check out the benches .

There is a place for ice cream or Lobster if you go during summer but if you are like me and love going for a ride on a beautiful

fall day or a stormy winter morning this place will still be there, above the sea, helping keep

the ships below safe.

Have a NICE TRIP!

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I Love Heron, gators not so much

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We watched this bird as it hunted for food and caught a fish!

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We wondered if it had young it was feeding, in the grassy area just out of my reach with the camera..

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I have these birds here in my stream in NH but this area is perfect for viewing them in action, no wonder the  State of Florida made a  pull off area here..

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Now he sees us, he better pay attention.

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Yikes!  Lurking and watching and probably hunting too.  I would never cut it as a wildlife photographer I would close my eyes  and miss the Kill Shots

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A beautiful view on our Easter trip with Mom, who had never been to the Everglades area of FL.

Here are  some other locals who wanted their photos taken.

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So pretty this bird is all shimmer and Brown in color.

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This bird was so vocal.  Drumming and signing.  He like the camera or us.

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Not threatened by us, maybe we were their protection, lol .  We still were not ALONE

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In just over a half hour, we saw so much in just one spot along Alligator Alley

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Yes a Vulture too

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Since we are on our third day of record heat I decided to share this place I love in Florida.  It is important to have wild and scenic spots so you can reflect on what is really important in your life.

That day we were about to get hit by a bad hail storm so I took roads  that got us out of harms way to which my Mom said ” I do not know how you drove in that!”  Finally a little appreciation for my brains and Driving ability!  lol

Stop along a road some day on a trip and see what you can see and don’t forget to SHARE WITH ME!