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Photography website updated

Posted in Uncategorized on February 9, 2014 by Pat

I recently updated my photography website at plmagee.com

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Imnaha Post Office

Posted in Uncategorized on October 11, 2010 by Pat

I warned you that it is small in my previous post!

Joseph, Oregon – Days Two and Three – Oh, well!

Posted in Uncategorized on October 1, 2010 by Pat

I was awakened by my alarm, showered, ate a couple breakfast bars, and headed out to Wallowa Lake for some dawn photography. As I walk out the door I realize I’m about 15 minutes late getting away as the dawn light is starting to appear so I hurry to find a good location. The shoot provides some images I think will work but it’s going to take a while to process the raw images.

Time for a real breakfast! I headed into Joseph and stopped at a little cafe. It appears I am the first customer of the day. It gets encouraging as a UPS employee comes in and requests a table for five. Local senior citizens start arriving and heading to a back meeting room. This combination leads me to believe this should be a good meal. The Denver Omelette, hashbrowns and toast was just fine. When I went to leave I find a truck has parked so close to my truck that I could not even get my door open. I found the owner in the cafe meeting room and he moved his truck so I could leave. I stopped at the local market and purchased wraps for lunch and dinner. I went back to my cabin and packed up for the later move to cabin #2.

I went to the resort office and turned in the key for cabin #5 and they gave me a credit for last night since cabin #5 was less expensive than cabin #2. I asked them for the password for the WiFi and they handed me a card with the codes. Great! Now I could check email when I came back. Uh, wait a minute. They say that their internet connection has a usage cap and when the cap is reached it just stops. Sigh. I’ll give it a try later and see what happens.

I decided a trip to Imnaha would be a good drive to see if there was some fall color as I had seen almost none at this point. No fall color here. I thought the Timber, OR post office was small but I think the Imnaha post office was smaller. I headed back to the cabin as my stomach wasn’t feeling so great.

I went to the office and picked up the key for cabin #2. I ate one of the wraps and sat down to rest a while. I didn’t feel well so I just spent the rest of the day in the cabin. Guess what? The WiFi would not connect. Big surprise as it was the 29th day of the month. When I woke up the next morning I was feeling better and went to take a shower. @!#$%! – the diverter for engaging the shower head wasn’t working! No shower! I’ve had it, I’m getting out of here! I packed up, dropped off the key, and blew town. I didn’t stop for breakfast until two hours later when I reached La Grande and a McDonald’s. I decided not I just did not want to trust my stomach to a local cafe again when facing a six hour drive.

Summary:

Weather was beautiful, photography was OK, travel was uneventful, food was questionable, lodging was a pain-in-the-ass.

Have you seen it?

Posted in Uncategorized on June 24, 2010 by Pat

Posted on the community mailbox.

Really bad weather!

Posted in Uncategorized on June 21, 2010 by Pat

Think NW weather is bad this year? Take a look at http://bit.ly/b3Shyg to see what can happen when you chase tornadoes.

The most amazing oil spill photo I’ve seen yet.

Posted in Uncategorized on June 16, 2010 by Pat

This photo is just plain sad.

Facebook Account Deleted

Posted in Uncategorized on May 10, 2010 by Pat

At least it will actually go away after a 14 day waiting period.