Road Trip


One of the problems with an extended road trip, such as our recent excursion from New Mexico to Arizona to California to Oregon to Idaho to Utah to Colorado and back to New Mexico, is how to deal with all of the photos that we took. The simplest for me is to upload a selection of them to Google Photos and then share the link with anyone I think might be interested.

Unfortunately, Google Photos lacks a way to caption photos. There is a way to add a description to a photo and I have done that for some of them. The description, however, is not visible unless you first click on the small ‘i’ (Information icon) in the upper right corner. When the Info window opens it will remain visible as you scroll through the rest of the pictures making it easier to see if there is a description. The disadvantage is that having the Info window open forces the pictures to be in a smaller window. I don’t know why a supposedly user-friendly, innovative company like Google can’t put in a simple feature like captioning of photos.

There is an app (Snapseed) that I can use on my phone to add text to pictures, although it is limited in what you can add. I used it on 5 of the farm animal pictures as a way to show each animal’s name. Sande has 2 horses, Ten and Snap, and 3 Brown Swiss milk cows, Tulip, Lily and Daisy May. There are also 2 Black Angus calves being nursed by Daisy May’s mother (Tulip) but I can’t remember their names.

For those of you who may not know, we were in Salmon, Idaho, to help my sister, Sande, settle in to her new place. It is beautiful there–an ideal place for her and her animals (also includes 2 cats and a dog). The first half of the photos came from Oregon, where we had gone to attend the wedding of my nephew. Overall, in spite of the cold weather, our road trip was an outstanding success.

All that being said, here is the link to the photos.

Author: bjregan

Enjoying retirement activities. Main goals for retirement are to stay spiritually, physically, mentally and emotionally healthy.

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