Wednesday, February 18, 2009

PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE: Trip Blogging

On my upcoming cross country trike trip I want to share the experience as it happens with the folks at home. The plan is to use my new Blackberry Curve cell phone to take the pictures, send it on email and transfer it to my blog. I did this last night for the first time. It was a shaky operation, but I did it.

This blog is a practice session using my trip to Kimberly's today to have her wash my sleeping bag in her large, front loading laundry machines. I took several pictures of her home, selected a few to send to my email and upload on this blog.

Right away I discovered something I didn't know how to do. I get emails with several pictures on the email. I don't know how to do that. Due to this ignorance I had to send the pictures one email at a time, a real nuisance.

KIMBERLY'S HOME

Living in a small community of what may be a dozen homes, it is necessary to go through a gate to get to the houses.

It is difficult getting the entire house in one picture.
There is a massive driveway to the house. There is a circle in front, a turn around, and an inner court to the three car garage and to the single garage over which is Kimberly's office. That's my '92 Chevy Lumina Minivan in the driveway.

The entry way has a curving stairway. Beyond the entry way is the living room. and to the left as you enter is the dining room. Pictured here to the right is the breakfast nook.


Although not complete yet, the rear of the house will eventually have a high, covered deck, a first floor deck with double curving stairs to a ground level patio.

The home is a delight to visit and I look forward to the day when I get "old and grey" and go to make my home with the kids so I can enjoy each of their homes. When I get old and grey, that is. No, the truth is my dream home is a shanty boat on the river.

If you think the girls who live in this house are snooty, well they aren't. What they are are what I call "Good Time Charlies". Here is a picture of the two of them party'n it up!

THIS BLOG TOOK WAY TO LONG BUT IT WAS GOOD PRACTICE. ON THE TRAIL IT WILL BE MORE LIKE TEXTING AND MAYBE THREE PICTURES.

Confucius:

"Success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation there is sure to be failure"

God Bless!

2 comments:

Kimberly Pierce-Boggs said...

What a surprise to log onto your site and see my house!! I think you have more photos of it than I do - LOL. And, here I thought you were napping during laundry time. Sneaky, sneaky! Love you. - Kimberly.

Mark Pierce said...

Dad - What a GREAT blog post. Well done. You are doing such a wonderful job of learning to integrate text with photos. I'm really proud of you! Love, Mark