We dropped off the trailer for service–our refrigerator is dead–and hit the road for North Carolina, feeling naked and incomplete without our little home following along behind.
We are taking a quick week-long trip to my daughter’s new home and then will return to Massachusetts to pick up the trailer and head up to Maine and the Canadian Maritimes in August.
While we were in Massachusetts, our cell phone contracts came to an end and we planned to switch from AT&T to Verizon for better coverage in the Lower 48. Unfortunately, we found that we cannot switch to Verizon and keep our phone numbers (or any Alaskan number) until Verizon starts service in Alaska, which may or may not happen within the next few months. So, we will wait a bit.
The planned phone switch-over, however, prompted me to download all of the pictures I have taken over the past two years with my Samsung. Viewing the photos for the first time on the larger computer screen brought home two things: I live a very sweet and privileged life; and the camera takes surprisingly good photos. They capture bits of life when I don’t expect to be taking any pictures.
Here’s a sample of my favorites:
On a trip to Chicago, one of my favorite cities, the phone was my only camera.
I also had a September trip to San Francisco, probably the best time for warm and sunny weather.
I combined a trip to Florida to see my Mom with a quick trip to Puerto Rico.
And I used my phone camera to take lots of pictures of the incomparable Alaskan sky.
My phone, I think I’ll keep it. Oh, no actually, I’m going to trade it in for a newer model.