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This has long been my favorite picture that I took.
Taken while at a training session in Honolulu in February, 2002, this
picture overlooks Waikiki beach, only two blocks from my hotel.
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This is a picture of "The Decker Barn" taken on October
9, 2005. This barn, with the road running through it, is located in
Schoharie County, New York.
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This picture, also taken October 9, 2005, was of a mill
in Claverack, New York. Walking down the slope of a bridge, I found
the perfect touch of color to add to the foreground.
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Taken on the first day of the Decker Family Association
Reunion (October 6, 2005), this picture looks up the Hudson River in Albany,
New York. (2048 x 1536 1190 KB)
Most directly reminds me of the most unusual part of the
trip home. While stopping to look for directions, we saw a covered
bridge to the left, which led to the Schoharie Cemetery, a Revolutionary War
re-enactment, and directions to the Decker Barn (above) about 30 minutes
south. (2048 x 1536 737 KB)
Just couldn't resist the colors of the leaves at my
feet, this picture was taken in the cemetery in Schoharie, New York (October
9, 2005). (2048 x 1536 1116 KB)
The highlight of the Decker Reunion... a chance to visit
the Decker House in Shawangunk, New York. Although the day was rainy
(October 8, 2005), the house was beautiful. (2048 x
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Outside of South Berne, New York, on the way to locate
the former residence of Michael Decker (1850 census, and his widow is listed
on the 1866 Plat map), this countryside just had to have a picture taken
(October 9, 2005). (2048 x 1536 568 KB)
I somewhat considered this (in part) a genealogy trip because ultimately I did
stop and tour some cemeteries in Illinois. On my way to Florida,
however, I couldn't resist the urge to take a small detour and visit the
Jack Daniel's Distillery. This is my favorite picture. Too bad
the barrel is actually a trash bin (March 25, 2005).
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