The Banks of the Cape Fear River

The Banks of the Cape Fear River

We soon will be setting sail for parts west, driving from the east coast to the southwest desert and back again. Two months of travel; eighteen states, weather permitting, seeing many friends and family members along the way. I’ve stressed the importance to my husband of ample photo opportunities along the way for my mental, physical and emotional health AND so that I can blog about our journey. This will be the first time ever we will have crossed the country in a car. Wish us luck but also if you have any advice please share. I’ve uploaded the WP app onto my iPhone and will be testing it this week before our departure. If it is acceptable, I will use that most of the time until we arrive at our Christmas destination where they have, thankfully, all the modern devices to which one is accustomed.


  1. Ah, I will be thinking of you as you putter across the country. As for taking photos while traveling? Geesh! I’ve crossed the country, or half of it, more times than I can count. And never without ‘words’ about missed photo opportunities. I found it was a matter of picking the highlights and then stopping, which is extremely hard to do when 1. you aren’t in charge of the brake and 2. you have a destination and want to get there sooner rather than never and 3. there are just too many great photo ops. Our best trip was when I decided I would not stop while we were in the car for a photo, and so recorded the trek from the Midwest to the Southwest on my iPhone, plus took evening and morning photos at our overnight stops. Workable enough…compromise. (But it really hurt, passing on some of those shots…really.)

    1. Oh! Here’s the comment you were talking about! I foresee interesting conversations in the car and anticipate great compromises on my part. I’m pondering which camera to keep in the front seat with me, how to upload, is CS6 on the laptop?, etc., etc., etc. If I stay loose and flexible this could be a really fun experience! That’s my goal, anyway. Thanks for this comment!

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