For the present, this blog will be somewhat quiet as I work on the Photobook of our trip. Once I get the book layout finished, I will put up some of the pix here as teasers.
In the meantime, I will be posting pix from our other travels on my “other” blog which can be reached @jlstuht. (jlstuht.tumblr.com)
I have put up some shots from our trip to the UP/Canada and will be adding items from APT performances, the Botham Vinyards Concours, and other interesting sojourns as they happen. Hope they are of interest to everyone.
Well, thanks to a lightning storm we missed our 7:30 bus and had to catch the later one which normally means we get home at Midnight. Unfortunately, the bus had an “incident” and we had to change to a different bus in Rockford which delayed us even more!
We finally rolled into the driveway by 12:45 totally pooped from a day of sitting at airports — I know the airline can’t control the weather, but forcing a jumbo jet to sit less than 300 feet from the gate for half an hour is not what I call reasonable!
But oh what a joy to crash in our own bed for the first time in a month! I didn’t hit the sack til around 1:30 (way too pumped post trip) but when I did, it didn’t take long to enter dreamland and slept like the proverbial baby.
This morning everything looks rosy (except for the continuing rainy spell)! Much as I loved the Scottish breakfasts, I have to admit to enjoying plain old shredded wheat cereal for breakfast! And bacon that looks like BACON! (The bacon over in the UK/Ireland looks more like what we call “Canadian Bacon”.)
It’ll take me a while to organize all my photos and videos (and my thoughts) so this may be the last of the updates on this blog for a while. I will upload all my “raw” photos to my Flickr site today or tomorrow. The videos may take a bit longer as they will need some serious editing — not only are some of them really long, but most of them need audio track replacement to edit out our coughing/swearing/Ray’s screaming “SHEEP” every few minutes and what not. (That’s gonna be my new ringtone!)
Once I get everything organized and edited, I’ll toss the videos onto my YouTube site and put out another photobook similar to the one’s I did for our previous trips. I will most likely also do up a travelougue book along the lines of what I did for our 2012 trip.
Til then, I’ll say adieu - but with a promise to return sometime soon!
Jim Stuht with Margie Stuht & Ray Karnes