Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Things I've Done Pictures

I promised I would show some pictures to go with the Things I've Done tag, so here they are. Above is my Grandpa with the small plane he flew for a while. I loved going up in it!

Below I am playing my snare, in about 7th grade. I hated those glasses, but now they are "in."

In 1976, the Bicentennial, my family went to Washington, D.C. Back then you could tour inside the White House, which we did - we toured everything! Below is the Lincoln Memorial.
This is the overnight train, in our case from Florida to Indiana. I am in front. I look scared, but I had a blast.
This isn't the elephant I rode, but it is at Lion Country Safari, passing in front of our car. You drive around through a nature preserve while all these wild animals run free. It's amazing. At the end, there is a park, where you can ride elephants, see baby wild animals, and all sorts of things.
Here's my little brother getting "patted" by Pluto at one of our many Disney trips.
When I was 8 or 9, my step-dad took us out to a hunting cabin he and some friends had deep in the Everglades. Mom loved to drive the swamp buggy. One time she raced my step-dad; he was driving the Land Rover we'd come in. We were so far away from anything, and we had a wonderful time. I'm in the yellow shirt.
We took an amazing trip when I was 14, camping for weeks and hiking through the West. Here is Old Faithful.

12 comments:

Technonana said...

Riding an Elephant? Really?
I have never been on a train, but I think I would like to try it!

Sara said...

It is fun to see old family photos. Even those that are no of my own family! I had some glasses like that too.

Thanks for sharing. I like your meme post below too, you've done some very interesting things.

Sara

Connie said...

You know me, I love to stroll down memory lane whether they are my memories or someone elses! As for the crop dusting, puddle jumping tiny airplane...I have ridden in one...once and that was enough!!!!
My kids however LOVED IT.
I prefer the jumbo jet variety.

jenniferw said...

We have pics of our family at Old Faithful at Yellowstone! We have so much in common ... but I've never played a snare drum! LOL!

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

These are really fun photos. I especially love the Lincoln and Old Faithful.

Merle said...

Dear Tracie ~~ What great childhood memories you have and such great places to see and hiking for weeks.
Thanks for sharing these experiences.
My pain has eased a little more,
thanks. I am glad you liked the ASAP poem and the peacock joke..
I would have been in that mental home with you, of the three offered
things, I chose the bucket too.
Take care, my friend,Love, Merle.

rhymeswithplague said...

I loved this post!

Judi said...

Those are great pictures...wonderful scenery and memories for you too. thank you for sharing.
have a lovely evening
Judi

Lavinia said...

You took many interesting amazing trips when you were a youngster, I see. How fortunate you were to have all those adventures...

Susan said...

Oh, these were fun! We must be about the same age, because that band photo looks like it was ripped right from my yearbook. I remember what a big deal the Bicentennial was ... very cool that your family went to DC then! And I LOVE that you got to go on an overnight train. I would have loved that!

Betsy said...

Oh, this was fun! You have some great childhood memories and pictures to prove it! :)

louise said...

Great photos and such lovely memories. You are so right, those glasses are back in fashion! x

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