Smile, you’re on Cabin Camera!

Left the GoPro running for a while on a recent Saturday at the cabin.

Rental/ Livery traffic was heavy. Saw the usual bad behavior.

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A little Monet

Enjoyed a visit to the Frederic Church and Claude Monet special exhibit at the Detroit Institute Of Arts. I really liked the Church works- a nice blend of field studies and finished monumental paintings from his travels in the Mid East… none of which I photographed.
I did catch one Monet, along with this short selection of random pieces.

So baroque, I only have a little Monet.

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20 Minutes at the Dossin Great Lakes Museum

Funday Sunday in the city on the straits.
Here’s 20 minutes worth in the maritime museum located on Belle Isle State Park, Detroit, Michigan. Open photo gallery.

Timing is everything.

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Totality

After leaving Clifton Gorge, we drove from Yellow Springs Ohio to Dawson Springs, Kentucky.  Clear weather and beautiful roads. Camped on the Tradewater River, then drove to Mantle Rock Natural Monument in Lola, Kentucky the next morning to sit and wait for the eclipse. Soon joined by a friendly Minnesotan and 100 even friendlier larval ticks. We decamped to a rockier spot and proceeded to pick, flick, and wait. Set up the kids telescope with a solar filter and watched the Moon slide across the Sun. The first total solar eclipse I’ve ever seen, I understand now why people chase them.

Like, totality, duuuude. Wow.

Watch Totality end here.

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Clifton Gorge

Stayed in an Ohio State Park (John Bryan State Park) while we visited the Air Force Museum. Near the campground is a 2 mile long gorge cut by the Little Miami River.
We visited the gorge on the way out of town.

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