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On the Road with Frank

Immediately after retiring from the United States Navy Frank started a blog he named On The Road With Frank. The purpose of which was to share the travel experiences he and his wife were to have as they wandered around North America in their motorhome. While On The Road With Frank certainly fulfilled that goal, it also provided a venue to display some of Frank's photography. With the emergence of Frank Madia Photography, it was fitting to move the blog to FrankMadiaPhotography.com.

The Lost Summer Part 2

The rest of July and August were just a blur. I spent a lot of my off time trying to process the spring photographs and get them put up on my websites. It takes a finite amount of effort to keep the websites current. Much of that time is used to determine which images might actually sell and then study them for fatal flaws that could damage my reputation as a photographer. (That is a joke since I remain a photographer in training at the very best)
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The Lost Summer Part 1

My last blog post ended about the time Connie and I moved from Rocky Mountain RV Park in Gardiner, Montana to Indian Creek Campground in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming where we once again would work as volunteer campground hosts. So, the story continues from there.
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Where Has The Time Gone?

My last article completed our too short of a visit to the Utah National Parks. We left Utah in late May. While there was a significant time gap between leaving Utah and getting that last blog post out, this has been ridiculous. I do apologize.
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Our Final Days in Utah

Our final days in Utah started with our last remaining day of travel from our Panguitch base, so we tried to make the most of the day.  Our first stop of …

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More From Utah

I am a little ashamed to admit that three weeks into June I am still trying to get our May travels documented. However, in my defense, we have been very busy and have had very little time to do much of anything with computers except the occasional catching up on e-mail and paying bills. Of course I have been adding photographs to the computer as they are made. Finding time to write has been a real challenge. I may have to give up on sleep in order to catch up.
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Our Spring Journey Continues

Our spring journey continues from the greater Phoenix area northward into Nevada where we spent one night in Boulder City. We had several reasons for going into Nevada. In no particular order here are a few of those reasons. We had never had this motorhome in Nevada or Utah. Therefore our map of states visited had a huge hole in the west. We wanted to fill that hole. By the way, there is still a hole in the east, so maybe someday… We also wanted to try to get together with a former shipmate of mine who now lives with his wife in Henderson, Nevada just a few miles from Boulder City.
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Underway For Our Annual Northern Migration

May 7th was our scheduled start date for our annual northern migration.  This year we altered our route significantly in order to visit a part of the country we had …

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A Little Departure From My Normal Posts

For those of you who may have been expecting my normal sort of post regarding travel and photography allow me apologize. This post is a special tribute to someone whom I loved very much and will truly miss for the rest of my life. Recently, my Aunt Rose Marie Madia passed away.
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Fall and Winter Update

I was reviewing my blog to see how it looks on the new website and was astonished to realize I hadn't posted any updates since before we left Yellowstone National Park last fall. Thinking back I can see how time got away from me, but that is not a reasonable excuse. So, here is a fall and winter update.
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The Flowers of Yellowstone National Park – 2014

At long last I have identified as many of the flowers I took photos of over the course of the summer as my reference material will allow. There were a few I just could not get a clue for, so you won't be seeing them here. There were a few others that I was able to narrow down to a couple of choices and will present here with both possible names.
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