Thursday, September 12, 2013

National Park Signs

I have lots of these kinds of photos.  Mainly because it was also a tradition in our family growing up that we'd gather around the entrance sign of a national park or monument while we were camping and my dad would either take a shot or get someone to take a shot of the entire family.  The shots served as place markers on the roll of film as to what was coming up next on our trip. 

Obviously, I took this shot at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument.  This was back when the two older children were being homeschooled by their mother.  Whenever I had a break, they had a break, so during my Spring Break, we could go camping.  Once they went back to school when my wife went back to teaching, the spring camping trips ended because our breaks never coincided after that.

I always enjoyed the spring break camping trips.  We didn't have really hot weather, even though we did a lot of desert camping.  They usually were shorter in duration, but we still had a lot of fun.  I can remember we cut this particular trip short by a day because we ran out of things to do.  

Besides continuing my dad's tradition with the park signs, I also started our own tradition of taking a shot of our campsites where ever we went.  I even went so far as to create a webpage called "The Tent Page."  Somehow that ran out of steam, but I still take photos of all of our campsites.  I should pull those photos out, scan them and repost some of them too.

1 comment:

  1. The tent page... I like it. Good stuff. Always fun to see older photos as every family seemed to do something different, especially in the day of film (or, gasp!, slides).