Welcome!

Chris

Living in the Slow Lane blog topics include amateur photography, retirement, humor, and whatever I find relevant as a 70-year-old that relocated to Southwest Florida from Colorado a few years back. I'm a retired website builder and amateur photographer and decided to merge those two interests with this websit

During our 17 years living in Colorado, my wife and I spent a good deal of time driving old mining trails and 4x4 trails in the Rocky Mountains and San Jaun's visiting places few ever really get to see. Having an off-road truck built primarily for driving on steep, rocky trails it wasn't fast by any means, thus the slow lane was where we drove when heading up mountain passes. Later, when we upgraded to a newer truck we added a small travel trailer which still kept us in the slow lane. Being retired and no longer having schedules to meet I find that Living in the Slow Lane is a good description of our daily lives as well.

Devil's Punchbowl 4x4 trail in Colorado Devil's Punchbowl, by Marble, Colorado

Moving from the mountainous state of Colorado to the flattest state in the country required some adjustments particularly in the hobby area. I took up photography to fill the void left by no longer driving 4x4 trails. 

Random Photo from Albums (Click Any Photo to Change)

Like so many other old folks we moved to Florida for health reasons. More specifically we moved to sea level due to my aging lungs not being able to handle the thinner air at 5,000 feet or the cold winter temperatures. Leaving the cold winters behind is a bonus and I'll be happy to never see snow again. Having lived in Minnesota for 25 years prior to moving to Colorado we've had enough of winter weather.

I chose to build this website during the COVID-19 pandemic to give me something to do when at home. Photography gave me something to do away from home and other people since the places I went to rarely had anyone else around. My interest in photography is primarily due to the variety of birds and the abundance of wildlife in South Florida. Both the Everglades and Big Cypress National Preserve are a short drive from Naples and where I tend to go to take photos, along with the many closer nature parks, rookeries, and preserves in my area.

Along with my photos I have a couple of additional categories; Retirement, Health, and Aging, and Amusement. The Retirement category includes a Health and Aging subcategory where I'll share some posts on health issues I've experienced in hopes that I may shed a bit of light on different issues I have dealt with or am currently dealing with, that may expand what you have read with my first-hand experience.

The Amusement category is primarily just a collection of photos I've gathered over time from other websites that I find amusing though you may not. If you're easily offended, you may want to skip the category.

Random Photo from Albums (Click Any Photo to Change)

As an amateur photographer I'm working on improving my ability and understanding my camera as I go. I find satisfaction with what I shoot. I always hope my next outing will result in better photos than the previous though that's not always the case.

I welcome any and all comments whether complimentary, critical, observations, suggestions or just to let me know you were here.

Thanks for stopping by,
Chris

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