Happy New Year 2018

Here’s to hoping 2018 is a better year than the last one!

Thursday Photo Prompt- Tower- #writephoto

I was looking through some of my photos while I was trying to sort them out yesterday. I thought I had some really good ones for this challenge. Sue does a weekly photo prompt on Thursdays and this week the subject is “tower“.

I went to the Texas Renaissance Festival last weekend. It was ‘Fairy Weekend” and I really wanted to see the fairies. I’ve been to “Barbarian Weekend” and “Pirate Weekend” before (I especially liked the pirates). 🙂

They have all sorts of things to see and do from back in the days: jousting, archery, magicians, traditional music, fireworks, dancers, and fire dancing as just a few examples. I really love to see all the amazing costumes people have created. Some of them spend thousands of dollars. Some create quite an effect with only a minimal expense.

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One of the things you can do is to climb the castle tower.

Happy New Year 2017

Happy New Year everybody! Here’s to hoping 2017 turns out better than 2016. I’m sure glad to be looking at that one in the rear view mirror. Whew, what a hell of a year!

Will start out tomorrow with the traditional black-eyed peas, cabbage, corn bread and sausage with friends. No, I’m not going out to celebrate anywhere tonight. Did better than I did last year and at least managing to stay up til midnight tonight. Only a few minutes away.

What are you all doing to celebrate? Parties? Fireworks? New Years resolutions?

Whatever you’re up to, I hope you have a great time tonight and a great year coming up! 🙂

Happy 2016!


I sure hope this year turns out better than last year was. Happy New Year 2016! Hope you’re all happy and healthy and ready to roar!

Thanks for checking out my blog, I appreciate it and hope to see you all stick around for more. 🙂

PS- I took the picture at the Renaissance Fair a couple of months ago.

Dramatic New Year's worldwide

AP PHOTOS: Dramatic New Year’s moments worldwide

I’m stuck out here on the ship for at least another week, so I missed all the festivities going on at home. This article was the best of what I saw for the worldwide celebrations of New Years Day.

I hope some of you got to see some of these fine fireworks. Does anyone have any good stories or photos to share?

Happy New Year 2015


It’s almost dinnertime here on the ship, but I think I must still be in time to wish people Happy New Year before the big celebrations are over all over the world.

I hope this year is a good year for everyone and even better than last year! 🙂


2014 -with fireworks!

I didn’t get to see any fireworks tonight since I’m still out here on the DS-5. We didn’t even try to shoot off our expired pyrotechnics (which is how we usually celebrate New Years and 4th of July out on a ship).

The photo is one of the ones I took at the JaGa Festival in Galveston a few months ago. Here’s a link to an earlier post I made with some other fireworks photos…

http://captjillsjourneys.wordpress.com/2013/11/30/weekly-photo-c…ight-celebrate .

I’ve been trying to figure out how to add text to my photos but so far, this is the best I can do. I’m not very good with computers and I haven’t yet taken the time to play with all the things I SHOULD be able to do with all these photography programs I have on here.

Maybe 2014 will allow me more time to work on this sort of thing. Right now I’ve still got so many different projects on my list of things to do I can hardly keep up.

I hope everyone had a nice time for New Years Eve (and no terrible hangovers in the morning). I hope everyone will have a really good year for 2014! 🙂