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Reflections on June 8th, 2012:

Moving into the rest of our life………… Over the last several years Alice and I have been “wintering” with our motor-home at a campground i...

Monday, October 26, 2015

Attended the Vero Beach Oktoberfest on Saturday with Murray and Donna...

We camped overnight at the Fairgrounds in Vero Beach for their Oktoberfest...nice seeing Murray and Donna who have been in New Hampshire all summer working on their son's camp.  The music was pretty good in the afternoon, but it went to "noise" in the evening.  The beer was good and cold, until they ran out, and the sausages were great. https://photos.google.com/photo/AF1QipOMuJYYRhNyNr-mQLqkpdFafwKrPegqSIFlmAiE

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Memories From The Shoebox, Clip 3

This is Clip 3 from our Memories From The Shoebox photo scanning efforts: https://goo.gl/photos/Td1MvNs6z6T4f9Qm6 .  Each clip has 50 photo's I've chosen as somewhat representative of the total....so far I've scanned about 1750 snaps, some in frames, some loose, and some in albums.  I've cleaned them up a bit with Google Photos but some of the originals have deteriorated a bit.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Memphis, the musical

From our FB posting:

Robert R. Payette feeling blessed
11 hrsTitusville, FLEdited
Alice and myself just got back home from seeing Memphis The Musical http://henegar.org/shows/memphis-the-musical/ at the Henegar Center for the Arts and we were blown away. What a show! Great acting, the music was superb and it left you clicking your heels feeling good about most everything smile emoticon. They are doing wonderful regional theater there, and it impressed us enough so that I ordered up Main Stage tickets for their upcoming Smokey Joe's Cafe, Nice Work If You Can Get It, and Big Fish. This area is a theatrical treasure...between Titusville PlayhouseMelbourne Civic TheatreThe Historic Cocoa Village Playhouse (CVP)and the Henegar there is such a variety of theatrical offerings so as to make one feel very blessed:).

Memories From The Shoebox, 2

This is our 2nd "From The Shoebox" Google Movie of memories: https://goo.gl/photos/imc2RuhVG7rTdzLp6

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Am working hard with a new program to digitize old photo's, Photomyne...and it's a GREAT app!

Like most folks we have lots of photo's in albums, frames, shoe boxes and God knows where.  Years ago, using a flat-bed scanned I digitized my Vietnam snaps and some of the older Payette family photo's, but it was difficult since some were attached to album pages, some were framed etc.  Today I purchased an app called Photomyne (l use the IOS version but it's also available for Android smart phones) and I went to work scanning....today we did 645 photo's, and I think I'm getting the hang of it.  The biggest problem is working with glare, but that's a learnable process.  I hope to make good progress on this project in the next several days. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/photomyne-album-scanner/id951627022?mt=8
Additional Info:   The beauty of this process is you can have the scanned images put into your smart phone photo folder, and if you've set up Google Photo's they will then be automatically uploaded to your Google Photo account in the cloud. After the images have appeared on all your computers, i-pads, phone's etc you can then delete them off the smart phone to save storage space....no muss, no fuss, no storage expense and they're safe.  Email me at r.payette2@gmail.com if you have any questions on the process I can help with.

October 10th:  So far we've scanned about 1025 images.  Here's a Google Plus video clip from 50 of them. https://photos.google.com/movie/AF1QipNEiHacpeD1_b3QDIsL_Xa7Mi37BzTLszZvOEPx

Sunday, October 04, 2015

Just got in from International RV Resort and CG in Daytona Beach....

My photo is here (Alice took it) as she says it's not fair that the Chapter Photographer takes photo's of everyone else, but he is not in any or many of the snaps.  Well, here it is, for better or worst. :).

We just got in from the International RV Resort and CG in Daytona Beach FL where we spent a few days with our friends from Space Coast Sams.  Here's a link to some snaps: https://goo.gl/photos/JU2P3A3FT4fGywQL8 and this one is to a short video clip from Google Photo's: https://goo.gl/photos/XS4mLYotzLWvyKPt7

It's always nice to get away for a few days, but even nicer to get back home!!