This has been my progression over the past few weeks of sketching. 🙂
My grandmother raised me to be a cowboy.
Each morning, amidst the sirens and the swampy Chesapeake Bay air in south Baltimore, Audrey Hall ensured that this city kid would grow up longing for the great southwest….
Too many mornings I spent watching reruns of Rawhide and the Roy Rogers show…
The last time I’d been horseback riding was maybe when I was 12 in the Catskill mountains in upstate NY. This time fun even though I’m a bit saddle sore. Also, my horse was a complete dick of an asshole…LOL.
Maybe I’m not a good rider.
Riding 300 miles on a Harley sportster is hard.
Doing it in 5 hours is hard. Pushing it. 80-90mph the whole way. Dumping. Fighting the wind and the mountain cold….
Vegas is nice. It’s tiny but almost like Disneyland with it’s layout. Like an adult amusement park…..
Slots are meant to take our monies but…..LOL.
This summer 2018 has been huge for me.
For years I’d casually tell my friends and family: “I’m moving out west someday, probably to Phoenix…”
This summer I finally did it 🙂
It rains a lot in Baltimore, a lot. It’s also very mild during the summer. Too mild. It was time to go…
As I told you before I deleted my Twitter and Facebook. To make this move work I didn’t need or want random peanut gallery comments and observations from “friends”. I went zero dark thirty on this one…besides Instagram. I soft posted my move on there….
The trip was in three phases:
Phase one was early June. I flew out to Phoenix with plans to maybe visit Vegas and LA if I didn’t LOVE Phoenix the way I thought I would. I stayed 4 days in hotels. Needless to say I loved Phoenix…
Phase 2 was mid-July. I drove the newer of my 2 cars to Phoenix and rented a condo within 72 hours of my arrival.
Phase 3 was in mid-August. After working and buying furniture for maybe 3 weeks I flew back to dreary-ass Baltimore and collected the rest of my tech, as well as my older car and my beloved Harley-Davidson, which I towed.
Both cross country drives took me roughly 3 days and I did 2 of them in one month. Tough guy status.
Now I’m all settled and stuff and looking forward to spending the balance of my years in sunny, dry, hot-ass Phoenix.
I hope you guys had a good summer, even though I’m sure you didn’t get busy like I did. I was on a mission!
Big summer planned as I am making a move out west to the desert! Photos galore coming and many crazy stories about my journey.
I’m still puzzled by Jiren’s power levels and what I still don’t know the hell Ultra Instinct is. Also… 17 was the MVP.
Oh…am I talking Dragonball Super Again?
Modern dance is something I could not tolerate when I was younger. I didn’t get it. I think wisdom comes with age as they say.
I still rock my Canon 5d Mark III for pro work. Hopefully the Canon Full Frame mirrorless will have a native EF mount.
The Dance Concert was at Patapsco High School in Dundalk, Maryland….
Not bad at all….
Well…it’s getting to be the time to start shooting outdoors again.