Friendly Friday – Ignored

….thanks to Snow for hosting this week’s Friendly Friday

ig·nore
/iɡˈnôr
verb
past tense: ignored; past participle: ignored
  1. refuse to take notice of or acknowledge; disregard intentionally.
    “he ignored her outraged question”
    synonyms: disregard, take no notice of, pay no attention to, pay no heed to, pass over, shut one’s eyes to, be oblivious to, turn a blind eye to, turn a deaf ear to, brush aside, shrug off, push aside, never mind;

    Abandoned

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Lost and Forgotten
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Disregarding the Danger
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Oblivious to the Party Taking Place Above Them
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Friendly Friday Photo Challenge – Tourism

….thanks to Snow from The Snow Melts Somewhere for this week’s Friendly Friday Photo Challenge

I know that tourism is good for the economy and that many communities around the world rely heavily on tourism. When possible we try to travel in the off season to avoid large crowds. There are times, however, when that is not possible. One time was the summer our son got married in Italy.

I loved Italy but we did avoid some areas because of the heavy foot traffic from tourists. Most of the places we visited were very popular and the crowds were unavoidable. Two of those places were Venice and Rome. Despite the large number of tourists, we thoroughly enjoyed both cities.

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Friendly Friday Photo Challenge – Day Trip

….thanks to Manja for co-hosting this week’s Friendly Friday Photo Challenge

A few weeks ago my son and I took a day trip to Sparrow Lake Camp in Gravenhurst. Our daughter and her family are living up there for the summer and it was  our only opportunity for Brendan to see his twin sister before returning to London, England.

The staff was busy getting the camp ready for the first group of boys and girls who arrived earlier this week. We enjoyed a day of hiking and playing and some of the braver souls went for a swim.

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Friendly Friday Photo Challenge – Ebb and Flow

thanks to Amanda for hosting this week’s Friendly Friday Photo Challenge

Ebb and flow is all about water for me. This year the water levels seem to be up everywhere. Earlier in the week I drove north to visit my daughter and her family at Sparrow Lake. Not sure how much the water has risen here but there are signs that it is higher.P1070750
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