Note: Flickr recently went through a massive server transition, and portions of the service are still being worked on. Among the problems is that mosaic thumbnails on Collections are not visible, which means my primary page here for showing groupings by year are missing those thumbnails. The links do work—only the thumbnails are missing, so you can still navigate into a year to view those photos.
2001 saw a few more outings with the office camera for vacation photography.
Sherrie "Splatt" Platt/Baron Williams Wedding, January 21, 2001
70 Photos No, I was not the official photographer. But that didn't stop me from snapping plenty of shots. And no, I'm not even gonna try to caption these photos. Enjoy them as-is. Besides, a picture speaks a thousand words, right? Then this album should be speaking 70,000 words!
Jacksonville-area Lighthouses, March 10, 2001
7 Photos A weekend lighthouse sightseeing trip with my parents.
California, May 10-13, 2001
71 Photos Yet another trip to visit relatives in southern California. This time was to see my cousin's new baby, Jarin—her second child.
Carolinas Sightseeing, June 30-July 6, 2001
121 Photos Photos from my trip through the Carolinas—especially the outer banks. Captions are partially from a lighthouse book I bought during the trip, but mostly from memory, so feel free to correct me if you know I'm wrong about something. Besides lighthouses, we also visited Kitty Hawk where the Wright Brothers first flew and the USS North Carolina battleship.
Washington/Oregon/South Dakota, September 9-19, 2001
18 Photos My third trip to Washington State was kind of weird. We arrived just a couple days after September 6—the day my nephew, Riley Alexander Bennett, was born. Of course, a few days after that was September 11, 2001. I remember being woken at 7 a.m. Pacific time by the secretary where I work to tell me about it. Well, we did our best to make the most of the vacation, and I still took a trip to Portland to visit a friend I'd only previously known online.
Since we weren't having much luck with return flights, my parents and I drove all the way home in a one-way rental which turned out pretty nice since we got to stop at Mount Rushmore and Lincoln, Nebraska, where my good friend, Andy, lived at the time.