Brandon in Antarctica

Brandon in Antarctica

Brandon and Kathy

"Explorations"

Brandon and Dava in Antarctica

Brandon and Dava in Antarctica


January - Antarctica (Brandon)

January - Washington State (Kathy)

March - Cape Town (Kathy)

March - Eagle River in Colorado (Brandon)

May - Alaska Cruise

June - Disney Cruise with Audrey's family

August - Portugal River Cruise

October - Patagonia on N. G. Explorer (this one is long)

2015 - Antarctica, Cape Town, Alaska, Disney Cruise, Portugal, Patagonia

This is the 2015 journal updated in January, 2016 (I was way behind). Brandon went to Antarctica and Kathy visited her brother in Washington at the same time. Kathy went to to Cape Town and Brandon went to Colorado at the same time. We went on a cruise to Alaska. We are took Audrey's family on a Disney Cruise in late June. We went to Portugal and Patagonia later in the year.

Antarctica

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Here are our major trips for 2015:

  • January - Brandon in Antarctica
  • January - Kathy in Washington State
  • March - Skiing at Beaver Creek, Colorado (Brandon)
  • March - Visiting Family in Cape Town (Kathy)
  • May - Alaska Cruise
  • June - Disney Cruise with Audrey's Family
  • August - Portugal River Cruise
  • October/November - Patagonia on N. G. Explorer

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The first big trip of the year was Brandon's trip to Antarctica with National Geographic. Click here to read about that trip and see some of the pictures.

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While Brandon was in Antarctica, Kathy went to Washington to see her brother. Here are some pictures that Kathy took in Seattle. The first pictures are of the Space Needle in Seattle where they had dinner on a very rainy, foggy night. The next few were taken at Pikes Market where they toured for hours then onto the Chilhuly glass gardens. And lastly is a picture of Kathy and her brother Ed with two Buddhist Monks after a meditation.

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In March, Kathy went to Cape Town to visit Kyra, Joe, Charlotte and Colin. Here are some pictures of Kathy and her grandchildren from that trip.

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While Kathy was in Cape Town, Brandon went to Beaver Creek, Colorado for the annual ski trip, but I didn't ski. I took pictures along the Eagle River.

Eagle River 1

Here are some more pictures of the Eagle River. Some of them are "abstract" long exposure shots.

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In May we took a cruise from Seattle to Alaska and back. We visited Juneau, Glacier Bay, Sitka, and Ketchikan. Click here to read about that trip and see some of the pictures.

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In June we took Audrey's family on a Walt Disney Cruise to the western caribbean. Click here to read about that trip and see some of the pictures.

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In August we went to Portugal. We spent a few days on Madeira. Then we took a river cruise on the Douro River. Click here to read about that trip and see some of the pictures.

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In October we took an "expedition" with National Geographic / Linblad to Patagonia. The trip took in all of southern Chile's southwestern coast and some of Argentina's islands that had not been visited by tourists before. We also rounded Cape Horn and went ashore there. Click here to read about that trip and see some of the pictures. (Note: this a long journal.)

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And while doing all of those things, we did projects around Austin. Kathy and I are involved in the Photography Interest Group in Newcomers. I had the job of organizing the photos to show at each month's meeting of the Photography Interest Group. In June Brandon took over the editor's job for the Austin Newcomers (being on the Board now for the fifth time). And Kathy took over the job of preparing the slide show for the photography group. We (mostly Kathy) are volunteering at the "AGE" computer lab.

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C. Brandon Jones
email: Brandon "at" cbjones.info
updated January 30, 2017