In the spring of 2008 knowing that I wanted to travel in my approaching retirement, I decided that I wanted to archive those travels through photographs. I then purchased an entry level DSLR, enrolled in a few intro to photography classes at a nearby community college, and plunged headlong into the world of digital photography. Little did I know that what had begun merely as an adjunct to enjoying my travels, soon became the impetus as to the when and where of those adventures and even more daily life.