Travel and Other Pictures

I have taken plenty of pictures since I first borrowed a Sony Mavica FD-7 digital camera in late 1997 and soon bought my own in 1998. Many of them are gathered here, now along with some scans of older things, sorted by the events or trips during which they were taken. Quality improves with each new camera: an Olympus Camedia C2100-UZ in March 2001, an Olympus Camedia C730 Ultra Zoom in May 2003, a Fujifilm FinePix S9000 in April 2006, and a Fujifilm FinePix HS50 in December 2014, which was replaced by a Panasonic Lumix FZ80 in July 2019. Various phones and iPads have taken a larger role in recent years as their image quality has improved. Older pages are in a minimalist, old late 90's plain HTML style. Newer sets are still using a simple, but slightly more modern style.

I have always enjoyed travelling, especially by car. My family took vacations, usually road trips, just about every year. Starting from Amsterdam, New York, we drove to New Mexico and Colorado in 1977, Florida for the first time in 1978 (followed by many more Florida trips), cross-country to Yellowstone, California, and the Grand Canyon in 1985, and to Yellowstone and Colorado in 1989. I've made my own trips since then, often combining work and fun. Some of the highlights: the Minnesota, Kansas City, St. Louis, and Florida trip in March-April, 1997, the 1999 cross-country trip which included 21 states, covering 7500 miles in 20 days in July-August, 1999, the 9000+-mile road trip to Alaska in June, 2001, and back to Yellowstone and more in 2003. In 2003-04, I made three trips by car back and forth between Williamstown, Massachusetts, and Albuquerque, New Mexico. We got to Hawaii in 2006. Many trips since then have been to visit people in Florida and in the Midwest, and for conferences around the U.S. Some highlights have been Maine and Maritimes Trip in 2014, our Solar Eclipse Trip where we got in the shadow in Grand Island, Nebraska, in 2017, Iceland in 2021, and our Summer Trip highlighted by Yellowstone in 2022. These and many other trips are listed below. I have scanned some pictures and writtten up some details about a few older trips and scanned in some baseball scorecards from the past as well. More will be added here as time permits.

Over the years, I've made it to all 50 states, six Canadian provinces plus the Yukon. Also lots of state and national parks. States got too easy, so I've also been tracking the counties in the U.S. I've visited with help from this site (I passed 50% when I entered Linn County, Iowa, on July 30, 2010). Other lists include my visits to the 100 largest cities in the U.S., the 75 largest metropolitan areas in the U.S., and airports I have been to or through. A quick walk across to Tijuana, Mexico, and three trips to conferences in Europe and the Iceland trip have given me a total of 14 countries visited. I've also managed to see quite a few professional baseball games, and have done a lot of skiing. I manage the Travel Mapping Project where I track my cumualtive highway travels and you can see my maps and stats.

There's a page just for road signs, if you like that kind of thing, but it's not all just road signs everywhere else. Many of the links below are to detailed trip reports, accompanied by the pictures. Some trip reports contain a lot of detail which is of no interest to anyone (except me, and even that's sometimes doubtful). Along those same "roadgeek" lines, I have pages showing the Interstate Highways, U.S. Highways, and New York State Highways that I have travelled.

One set of images that was popular a while back is my Die Jar Jar page, where everyone's favorite Phantom Menace "hero" meets a campfire.

I got this fortune at the House of Chan in Kingman, Arizona, in October, 2003, which probably means I should keep traveling.

All images are property of and copyright James D. Teresco and may not be used for any purpose other than your viewing pleasure without permission. Enjoy!





































2024 - Sun Jun 2 13:29:22 EDT 2024