A good friend from college invited us out to visit him in Sacramento, so we flew in to SF and did some sightseeing as we came and went.
Sorry, but I haven't been updating the website as often as I should. This post should catch me up for the past 5 months.
According to my calculations, Friday October 20th was my best chance to catch peak fall colors across south/central Minnesota. My calculations were correct.
I had a couple days of PTO from my day job, and made the most of a four-day weekend. I took the trailer up to a friend's property on Lake Superior, just outside of Bayfield, Wisconsin. On the way up and back I visited six state parks in three states.
The Aurora forecast was favorable, and the calendar said it was Friday, so I loaded up on coffee and headed north. The lights didn't show up, but I got some great pics anyway.
We downsized the travel plans, but I still had a whole week of PTO (and the WI parks vehicle sticker) so I took off solo.
I'm still learning my way around shooting in full manual with a DSLR (Canon Rebel T6). So I was disappointed in the results I got from the 4th of July fireworks. Also, my vantage point on the Plymouth Ave bridge wasn't the best. I tried to learn some lessons in order to apply them to what we all know is the better fireworks show of the summer: the Target Aquatennial fireworks.
This year's vacation was downsized to four days, three nights. But we still saw a lot of the U.P. (Keweenaw in particular). Beginning with two waterfalls on the way to Houghton, day 1.
Day two I took off solo to explore all the way up to Copper Harbor.
Day three we motored on to Wisconsin.
Last day on the road, saw some great scenery on the way, though