Friday, November 6, 2009

A Ride and the New Camera

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As most of you already know, I bought a new camera and needed an excuse to use it, so on Saturday October 31st we headed out for a ride. As you can tell from the map, it wasn't a long ride, but we cruised the many curves and made it an all day event anyway.

We stopped in Hornitos (which is a very small community) to use the facilities and wet our whistle.
Check out this antique cash register that is still in use!

As we were getting ready to head out, we recieved an invite to preview an art gallery that was getting ready for 'Dia de los Muertos'. Besides it presented me with an opportunity to take more pics!

Dia de los Muertos also known as The Day of the Dead, is a holiday celebrated in Mexico and by Latin Americans living in the United States and Canada. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. The celebration occurs on November 1st, and 2nd in connection with the Catholic holiday of All Saints' Day which occurs on November 1st and All Souls' Day which occurs on November 2nd. Traditions include building private altars honoring the deceased, using sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed, and visiting graves with these gifts.

We actually enjoyed our visit at the art gallery as well as the rest of our ride. I still have alot to learn about my camera and hope to post more often. Thanks for stopping by!


  1. My favorite pic is the very last one. There's just somethin' about it that's oh so deathly romantic....kinda like marriage is!

    Lovin' that cash register btw......

  2. Donna, That one is my favorite too! You are more than welcome to have it if you like!

  3. Nice ride Gal.

    The bike with the river in the background was my fav.

  4. ps Donna stop back by my place I did a post for you lol

    I was gonna say something about the cash register but I thought you 2 would ask if I ever used one hehehehe.

  5. Great pictures Sheila! What kinda of camera did you get? I don't remember hearing about it...
    I love the nature shots (as you know!) but how cool is that old cash register! Love it! Now, that was a great find...

  6. oh I love your blog thanks for following mine, my parents are harley folks LOL

  7. I love that cash register! It's amazing that it still works too.

  8. I love the cash register, makes me want to go on ebay and find one...great post.
    Big Al

  9. Beautiful landscape photos! We were in Mexico once for Day of the Dead. It was wild sort of a mix between Christmas and 4h of July! It was fun!

  10. Hey girl, appears to have been "A most excellent ride!" It's really amazing how people will open doors to you when you have a camera around your neck! I have to admit, the last photo is also my favorite. You notice how the skull on the left appears to have a little "cupid" draped over it? (It's incorporated into the skull it out!)

    Nice going...good read!

  11. Those are some great pics. Looks like a fun road.