To-day’s blog photos are of Chloride, New Mexico. The little western ghost town at the end of the road. Hoover your mouse over all the photos to see the captions. Blog done in Live Writer. I’m hoping I have my photos sized better to-night.
I was in the Canadian Navy many, many, moons ago so I know what it feels like to be seasick. Kinda was feeling that way to-day from so much leaning back & forth, back & forth. First I was leaning to-wards Live Writer & then a comment would come in & I would lean back over the other way to Blogger's New Editor. Vera's comment swung me back to the Blogger side of the deck but then a big LAURIE & ODEL wave came rolling in striking me broadside knocking me back over to the Live Writer side of the deck again. Dear oh dear, this is quite an unpredictable blog storm going on here to-day & these are indeed heavy seas matey!! Check out Laurie's helpful tips about Live Writer in our last night's blog comments.
RICK ran himself into a big blog block Friday but did very well at picking himself up, dusting himself off, & finishing up his blog in true blogger fashion form by blogging about blogging with no mind blocking. Ok, say that one real fast 6 times:))
I'm not sure how other bloggers do their blogs but here's what works for me. I type the blog in an email format in Outlook Express just as I would an email to someone. I like Outlook's easy to use Spellchecker & that's a big plus. When finished, I copy the blog, open my Blogger program & paste what I've written right into the blog program's body. (Blogger's New Editor or Live Writer) From there I click the photo icon & head off into My Pictures & locate the photos I want to put in the blog. Until a few days ago I would start with the last picture first. I did that because I always had to drag the photo from the top of the blog all the way through the text & drop it in place. It was easier to do if I didn't have to drag the photo over other photos already in the blog. I am looking forward to not having to do that anymore. After I have the photos in the blog I add the captions & adjust all the spacing. I then put in the links & title. A last minute check & whoosh, there goes another blog. I then read it on our website & I would say about one out of every 4 or 5 blogs I have to go back & fix up mistakes I had overlooked. Many times I miss the errors I've made & the blog lands on you anyway.........mistakes & all:))
Over the last little while I've been posting some of our ghost town travels in the southwest & have had to search through archived photos for blog pictures. I've been disappointed in the quality of my photos especially in the exposure & color departments so I'm hoping to kick my photography up a notch & concentrate more on quality this year. Fellow RVing friend Gordon Wolford is my kind of photographer & I'm always inspired by his work. Not likely I will ever reach Gordon's level but I do hope to make some improvements in my own stuff. Check out Gordon's recent central Ontario photography gallery HERE. Gordon & Sandra's RVing blog site can be found HERE, & Gordon's own Nomads News site is HERE.
In March of 2008 while boondocked near Elephant Butte State Park in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico for a week we did some day trips around the area & found a sleepy little western ghost town at the end of a long winding dusty road. The towns name was CHLORIDE & back in the 1800's it was under constant attack by Apache Indians. Only saw 2 people in town the day we were there & one of them gave us a tour of an old general store that has been lovingly rebuilt & restored as a labor of love complete with all it's original stock. The blog for our visit to Chloride is HERE & our photos of Chloride are HERE.
Our days are getting cooler & our night's are getting colder. Most of our front yard bird's are gone now & to-morrow will be another one of my favorite Saturday mornings. Oh, how sweet it is..............:))
GROANER'S CORNER:(( And did you know..........If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle. If the horse has one front leg in the air the person died as a result of wounds received in battle. If the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.
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