at the Pyramids, 1983
When you're the photographer you don't get a lot of photos of yourself, but in going through my photographs I came upon a few that I thought were blogworthy and fun! The photos from Greece and Egypt were taken on a wonderful trip with my college roommate. We asked the proverbial question, "If we could go anywhere in the world, where would we go?" Egypt and Greece were the answer and we had a fabulous time and we still talk about this trip. One of my favorite memories of all time is our camel ride. Yankee Doodle was a surly camel, though he looks very sweet in the photo. We bounced more than any amusement park ride and I spent the better part of the ride screaming and praying I wouldn't fall off. Of course it makes the best memory.
The last photo is from the same trip to Thailand as the pictures yesterday. I'm not sure where this was taken, but my memory is that I was told that releasing the bird would bring good luck. I enjoyed this trip very much. So much so, that I've been to Thailand twice since, including a week in northern Thailand in 2002.
I love my digital camera and have become very accustomed to viewing photos on the computer. Looking through pictures -- I even dug out boxes of pictures from the back of my closet -- reminded me of how much I like having pictures. I like having them in frames on the mantle, in my hutch and scattered around the apartment. I like holding them and remembering where I was when I took the picture. I'd quite forgotten the pleasure of flipping through pictures. Thanks, gentle readers, for reminding me of a simple pleasure I'd forgotten.