California Excursion

After nearly 3 years living in Florida, I was finally able to make it back for a quick excursion to California. A place I called home for 26 years and found that I still miss it like crazy. It's such a melting pot of people, excellent food, cool places, and scenic landscapes. The journey was way overdue and it was great to see old friends too.

California's Highway 1 - Central Coast

California's Highway 1 - Central Coast

I visited several familiar places in Long Beach, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, San Pedro, Santa Barbara, Pismo Beach, Morro Bay, Cambria, San Simeon and Big Sur.  I also checked out a few places that I had either wanted to see or haven't even heard of.

While in San Simeon I've always wanted to see Piedras Blancas Light Station up close and never had the chance. Tours are available on certain days. I also went to the amazing Montana De Oro State Park. Go, both are totally worth it! My only regret is that I wasn't able to visit either at sunrise or sunset. Plans just didn't pan out.

Below are just a few of the photos during my trek. I'll be visiting again sooner than later and it won't be 3 years this time. Hope you enjoy. 



Logan - Until We Meet Again

Logan "Artistry's Long Time Coming"

Sunrise February 26, 2007 - Sunset August 12, 2017

My best friend Logan passed away peacefully at home with Julia and me by his side. After a few years of health issues, I was faced with making the hardest decision of my life. It was a very sad day but I know he's in a better place and is now at peace.

I can't believe it's been 17 sunrises since I said goodbye to my boy. I know time will heal and he'll live in my heart forever but there's an emptiness, a piece of me has gone with him. Logan was the inspiration for my photography after years of not pressing the shutter button. Nothing can take the place of my dear Logan. I miss him so much. 

Run free my baby boy... until we meet again.


Logan's Birthday Video 2017 - Through the Years


Iron Maiden - Book of Souls Tour 2017 - Tampa, Florida

Made a trip over to Tampa for the Iron Maiden show last night. This was my second time catching The Book Of Souls Tour. As usual, Maiden never disappoints. Awesome night!

Setlist -

Amalie Arena - Tampa, Florida - June 11, 2017

If Eternity Should Fail

Speed of Light

Wrathchild

Children of the Damned

Death or Glory

The Red and the Black

The Trooper

Powerslave

The Great Unknown

The Book of Souls

Fear of the Dark

Iron Maiden

Encore:

The Number of the Beast

Blood Brothers

Wasted Years

Downtown Nights - Tampa, Florida

Treasure Coast Tourism Showcase

This looks like a fun and worthwhile local event. Thank you to St. Lucie, Indian River & Martin Counties for pulling this together. Below are the details.

Play tourist in your town at the Treasure Coast Tourism Showcase! 

Join us for the Treasure Coast Tourism Showcase on Saturday, May 20th from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Havert L. Fenn Center located at 2000 Virginia Avenue in Fort Pierce.

This is the first-ever “Treasure Coast” Tourism Showcase as St. Lucie, Indian River & Martin County team together to present all of the unique things to do and see in the area such as hotels, restaurants, tour guides, attractions and more! Door prizes and a staycation packages will be given away to lucky winners! The event is FREE and perfect for families, so come find out more about the things you can do right in your own backyard.

This year, some exhibitors include Lady Chris Deep Sea Fishing, Treasure Coast Seaplanes, Captain Hiram’s Resort, The Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast, The Lyric Theatre, The Sunrise Theatre, Perfect Drive Vacation Rentals, The Residence Inn in Port St. Lucie, Walking Tree Brewery, Heathcote Botanical Gardens, and so much more!

Enjoy special entertainment and presentations from Treasure Coast Newspaper Outdoors Writer, Ed Killer, art in motion by the Florida Highwaymen and legendary treasure hunter, John Brandon of 1715 Fleet Queens Jewels.

More products and better selection at the Fine Art Photography & Ocean Art Print Store

Until now, I was only offering a handful of images as canvases, prints, and metal prints through my shop. I was getting requests that were challenging for me to self-fulfill plus the time it took to input things manually got to be a little too time-consuming. I thought I'd try something different...

I recently integrated the Fine Art America shopping experience with my online Fine Art Photography & Ocean Art Print Store.  Available now is a larger selection of photos and a wider variety of products to choose from such as framed prints, acrylic prints, wood prints, posters and greeting cards.

Sort by products, size, shape or check out the galleries. When you place an order, I'd like to know how your shopping experience was; how was check out, did the item arrive promptly, was it everything you had hoped for? Like I said I am trialing this and want to ensure my customers are happy. Go to the store.

Shop with confidence - If you're not happy with a purchase that you make for any reason, you can return it to us within 30 days of the order date less shipping charges.