Pleasant Surprise

Last year when my computer had some issues, even though I had backed up my hard drive, I thought I’d lost several months worth of photos. including our pictures from Puerto Vallarta.

Yesterday I was organizing my external hard drive and found a file ‘2008’. I opened it and all my pictures from 2008 were there!

Our trip to Mexico was before I started learning to use photoshop for editing. So tonight I started going through my pictures, tweaked them a bit, brightened them, and started backing them up to flickr.

These were taken in the first year I was learning photography and though most of them are totally First Year Pictures, I’m so glad I still have them. It was a fun trip with dear friends, and looking back through them made me laugh! Plus, there are a few that I really love.

Like these butterflies:
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This one lookes like it has a bee in it’s bonnet!

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This one looks blurry, but it’s not. I took it between two red petals, and that ‘blur’ is the bokeh the petals created.

These are our friends K’Lynn and Dean.
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My hat’s off to K’Lynn for being such a sport with that snake! Had it been me, I’m sure I would be dead. I would have freaked out so loudly that thing would have killed me.

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I think it’s a little odd that while his bride is close to losing her life, Dean looks like he’s deciding between a chip or another bite of his taco here.

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And I can’t even begin to guess what evil lies behind that look in his eyes!!

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Seriously, K’Lynn! This is where I would have lost my life. You were a rock star!

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I’m really glad I still have this. I can’t remember the name of that bug, but the locals tried to tell us it was extremely poisonous. Like deadly. Again…I could have died.

The four couples on our trip:
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K’Lynn and Dean.

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Rick and I

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John and Melissa

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Sue and Michael

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It looks like there were an awful lot of margaritas on that trip.

But that’s only because there were an awful lot of margaritas on that trip.

And let this be a lesson:

Back up your hard drive.

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3 thoughts on “Pleasant Surprise

  1. notice I did not mention the snake. I was trying to ignore it. But just scrolled up and there it was again. You need one of those PW things where you cover the snake with a cute butterfly. Or maybe a bunny and then those people that want to see the snake can click on the snake version 🙂

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