Sunday, April 14, 2013

Photos from the A to Z Blogging Challenge

I have to admit that I have never done a blogging challenge. It's a little more daunting than I thought. First of all, I need to respond to all of those who graciously left me comments. That's not really an issue because all of them have interesting things to share and I am enjoying them. Then...I need to make sure that I have some of my posts ready to go. No problem there except I am struggling with "N". I don't like what I have chosen but can't find another word to use. I am doing destinations and attractions in California.

Now that I am sidetracked, I came here to post historical pictures of my parents and grandfather. I did the La Brea Tar Pits for "L". I can't seem to find any current pictures but did find four when I was going through some of my older photos left to me by my mom.  The pictures were taken in the summer of 1948.

 My parents
 My dad and my grandpa
Grandpa's hat on the tail of the saber-tooth tiger. 
My mom posing.

The pictures are fun because we've spent a lot of time at the tar pits. I wasn't there then, my parents were a newly married couple but this is one of my favorite places to go.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

I need more time to play with GeneaBloggers

GeneaBloggers is a really cool site. It's new to me and their daily prompts look interesting. I want to get started there too but am in the middle of the A to Z Blogging Challenge with my Completely California blog and I am finding it hard to manage my time.

Writing the blog isn't a problem. It's finding and scanning the pictures. Yesterday looking for pictures of Kings Canyon and Sequioa, I found pictures of my grandmother's brother and sister in the hundreds of photos and slides my mom left me. I found the Kings Canyon pictures but also pulled the family photos to scan and put on for later posts. 

Then it hits me that I have spent so much time scanning and posting family photos that I have lost an hour or two that should have been spent working on the posts for the California blog. So it's back to California and the family history will have to wait. 

That might not be a bad thing since I can spend the first part of May getting ready for the trip to Tennessee. Then I can do an in-depth search and really determine what I hope to find in the records there. Fortunately, GeneaBloggers will still be there for me to really play with. Kind of a reward for completing the A to Z challenge.     


Tuesday, April 2, 2013

I joined GeneaBloggers

I see their badge all over the Internet but I wasn't really sure what it was all about. Then yesterday, I read a post on the Monday Morning Mentions on The Armchair Genealogist by Dear Myrtle. I will have to go back and read the whole blog because I don't quite get GeneaBloggers but wow, so many blogs to read. Then, there is the Pinterest page. 

I just started the A to Z blogging challenge so lots of my time is being spent there. I am still planning the trip to Tennessee. There is so much going on and it's spring so I need to get my garden started. All of this is taking away the time I want to spend reading the 3000+ plus blogs on GeneaBloggers. Still, I will get to them eventually because my newest passion is family history and I'm quite sure that I can learn from all the bloggers. I really can't wait.