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MMDT Challenge #14: Photo Opp

I am a true dorky tourist. I cannot help myself. I love experiencing quirky local traditions when I travel. If there is a mural on a building, a silly photo cut-out, or a unique sign, you can bet I am going to take a picture of it.

Along M-21, about an hour from where I live, is a large assortment of what I call photo opps. These are statues or figures that are unique to a business, draw your attention and remind you not to take yourself so seriously. Every time I drive along the road, I think of stopping to take a photo, but I never do.

Until now, that is.

When we were asked to do a series, I thought this would be a great opportunity to get photos of all of these unique items between two towns along M-21.

Here is the page I made to remember the day ... because I am in all of the photos, my husband actually took them.

Since this page was all about taking photos, I added a couple of camera die cuts and some film strip ribbon to emphasize the theme.

I also included the reason why I took the photos (and where they are) in the journaling ...

I hope you enjoyed sharing my journey down M-21.

Shared by Candy Spiegel on July 22, 2013 | Memory Date: July 21, 2013
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You are so funny!!! What a fun side of you, Candy!!I LOVE your camera and film embellishments! Nice touch, and I like how the paper matches your shirt!
Posted By: Heather Cartland  |  August 1, 2013 at 1:28 am   
What fun. My favorite is the supersized shake . . . but I love the stallion rearing in the background. Your pictures drew me in and your embellishments wrapped everything up in a nice, neat bow. Thank you for the visual gift.
Posted By: Diane Cook  |  July 31, 2013 at 1:47 pm   
This is the most fun series of all. The first photo is hysterical. Love the design and the colors. I love green and purple together. You did a great job. I really like the film strips as your embellishment. The bear in the middle is perfect with you hugging it.
Posted By: Dale Hill  |  July 31, 2013 at 3:16 am   
Candy! I REALLY love your pages. They are bright and fun, and yes, they remind me not to take myself so seriously, which I need to work on! Your pages brought a huge smile to my face!!! Awesome job!
Posted By: Shannon Nixson  |  July 28, 2013 at 4:16 am   
I too am a photographer of "things"! I'm sure people often wonder what the heck I'm doing!! I LOVE this! My favorite is the very first photo, and I'm so glad that you are in the photos!! I love your embellishments (especially the little car!) and the colors you chose are perfect! This makes me motivated to scrap all of those photos I have of all of the Charlie Brown, Lucy, and Snoopy/Woodstock statutes they did in the Mpls/St Paul area several years ago! Nice job and very fun layout! :)
Posted By: Lori Hanson  |  July 25, 2013 at 7:56 pm   
what a fun layout. And I too take photos of "fun" things when we travel.
Posted By: Tonnya Sayah  |  July 24, 2013 at 1:27 pm   
What a fun layout. A road trip down M-21 is going on my to do list.I am a Michigander and M-21 is not that far away and would be a great photo opp with my granddaughters.
Posted By: Linda Leffel  |  July 24, 2013 at 1:19 am   
You are def NOT the only "dorky tourist"!!! I LOVE taking photos of things like this as well - don't always do so either; but really need to plan a road trip so I can do something like this...MY obsession was going around my city taking pictures of painted statues: 1st were the Manatees; next were the Jaguars (I live in Jacksonville, FL, home of the NFL football team the Jacksonville Jaguars!!); and lastly - well, almost, were the Turtles (My Favorites!!)...but there was also a road trip to Hendersonville, NC specifically to photograph the painted Billy Goats!!! Therefore, my obsession!!! Thanks for sharing and for sparking a desire to do something fun like this!!!
Posted By: Barbara London  |  July 24, 2013 at 12:42 am   
This layout really makes me want to plan a road trip and take pictures of "goofy" things along the route. So much fun Candy thanks for sharing with us.
Posted By: Tami Potter  |  July 24, 2013 at 12:01 am   
Love this layout! I like silly things too. Nice that you are in the photos. The patterned papers and film strips go good with theme. This was a great idea:)
Posted By: Julie Oconnor  |  July 23, 2013 at 12:42 am   

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