Kathy and our plane in Botswana

Kathy and our plane in Botswana

Brandon and Kathy

"Explorations"

Brandon looking over Victoria Falls in Zambia

Brandon looking over Victoria Falls in Zambia


April - Holland and Belgium River Cruise

June - Boulder, Colorado Wedding

June - Exploring Boulder

July - Ouray, Colorado Photo Workshop

August - French Polynesia Cruise

October - Photo Safari in Botswana and Zambia

October - South Africa: Cape Town, Winelands and the Graden Route

2012 - Holland and Belgium, French Polynesia, Botswana, South Africa

Colorado: Skiing, Wedding and Photography Workshop

I started 2012 out by having back surgery on January 3rd. After that we got back into exploration mode. I don't have a snow picture for 2012 like for the previous 2 years. So here is one that I took of the Austin skyline at night. It is an "HDR" image - multiple exposures combined onto one.

Austin at Night

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Here are our major trips for 2012:

  • March - Skiing at Beaver Creek, Colorado
  • April - River Cruise in Holland and Belgium
  • June - Wedding in Boulder, Colorado
  • July - Photography Workshop in Ouray, Colorado
  • August - Cruise in French Polynesia
  • October - Photo Safari in Botswana and Zambia
  • October - Visit Charlotte in Cape Town; Tour Wine Country and Garden Route

In addition to these major trips, we visited friends and relatives and they came to Austin for visits. In January we went to Midland/Odessa for a house warming, visiting Glenn and Deana. In April Kyra and Charlotte visited before moving to Cape Town. In June Alex and Chloe visited for a few days.

In March, we went to Beaver Creek, Colorado for our annual ski trip.

Our first big trip of the year was the April river cruise in Holland and Belgium. Click here to read about that trip and see some of the pictures.

In June, we went to Boulder, Colorado for Kathy's niece Andrea's wedding. Here are some pictures from the wedding. And here are some pictures from the rest of our visit to Boulder.

Our next major trip was to Ouray, Colorado in July. We took a photography workshop there. Click here to read about that trip and see some of the pictures.

Then in August we took a cruise in French Polynesia. Click here to see the journal.

In October we went to Africa. We did a Photo Safari in Botswana and Zambia and we visited Kyra, Joe and Charlotte in Cape Town.

At Thanksgiving, Audrey and her family and Holly came for dinner.

In December Kathy and I took pictures at Austin's Trail of Lights.

Austin Skyline at Night Austin Trail of Lights Austin Trail of Lights

On Christmas Eve we visited Valerie, Mike, Alex and Chloe; then we went on to San Antonio and took pictures on the River Walk. On Christmas Day we visited Audrey, Dan, Tess and Henry.

San Antonio River Walk San Antonio River Walk San Antonio River Walk - Santa in a Boat

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And while doing all of those things, Kathy did computer work for Unity Church and I was the Newsletter Editor for the Austin Newcomers Club. In July I passed on that job and became Treasurer. Kathy became the 1st Vice-President for Membership.

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C. Brandon Jones
email: Brandon "at" cbjones.info
updated February 11th, 2013