So that happened. The eclipse. Were you in an area that experienced it, or was that pretty much us on the West Coast? Where we are currently, we had 95% totality or something like that.

I’ll have to let you know next week how it was (or whatever), since I’m writing this post in advance because we’re going to be totally disconnected until the end of the week. Our final hurrah of summer before Little Dude starts school next week – I know, right? That went by way too fast.

Ironically, the hubby started his summer break yesterday – and he’s off until the fall term starts at the end of September. Too bad they’re not all on the same schedule! So this is our last week to go camping to kick off the hubby’s summer break, and wind down Little Dude’s. Princess Nagger at least gets to wait until after Labor Day to start school, so she’s feeling mighty fine right now…heh!

There’s a burn ban in effect, because we’ve had so little rain this summer (remember last week I mentioned we broke records with no rain – we had one day of rain last weekend, then back to sunny skies. I’m in heaven! At least we’ll get to utilize our propane powered fire while camping, because s’mores!

I promise this time I’ll take plenty of pictures so you can vicariously enjoy the beauty we’re currently enjoying as you read this. Next week can be show’n’tell, right? What are your plans for the end of summer?

To make things quick and easy this week, I found this for you:

Crazy those cool places ended up abandoned! If the walls could talk, I bet they have some amazing stories to tell!

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  1. Those places are amazing, i would love to see them “unabandoned” if you know what i mean.

    School is back in here and has been for a week. No, i have no clue why they start so early.

    Hope you are having a wonderful time!

  2. have a great time camping. The wild fires out your way are scary enough right now. It’s been the driest her ein 20yrs. It’s so dry they had banned working in the woods during hot daylight hours 12 to 7pm first of August

  3. I am really into abandoned locations photographs! I LOVE the collection of photographs you found! I happened to be at work during the eclipse and thought it was a pretty cool event overall! I took some photos but now I’m curious for the next 2024 eclipse and see if I can get into that path of totality I keep hearing about 🙂

  4. Haha, I have all sunny skies here in LA. But the eclipse was still an amazing thing. God is good.

    You do have the weird schedule, but it’s great that you all get to hang out together before leading out in different directions.


    And can’t wait to live vicariously through your photos. 🙂

  5. HOLY COW, I LOVE THIS POST!!! It’s late right now, but I’ll be back tomorrow to check this out more thoroughly. Thanks girlfriend.

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