Memories and miles, whether on the car or the frequent-flyer kind.
And don’t forget the camera, even if it’s your cellphone.
The Daily Republic asked readers to share their favorite summer vacation photos.
Here are some of our favorites:
Fred Daniels snapped this picture July 12 from Signal Mountain Road as a thunderstorm formed over the Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming. The 40-mile-long Teton Range is home to what is often called “The Mountains of Imagination.” The park welcomes about 3 million visitors each year.
Earl D. Olson found it hard to choose one vacation picture, especially since he and his wife traveled 1,100 miles. “It’s like asking a child to select a favorite piece of candy from the candy jar,” he said. Olson sent six photos. We chose one of a lone horseman in Monument Valley in Colorado. The stop was part of an eight-day trip that also included the Grand Canyon and Zion National Park.
Mark Frazitta journeyed to Australia earlier this year and snapped a photo that includes part of the Sydney skyline as well as Luna Park, a permanent carnival located on the waterfront. The carnival opened in 1935. Frazitta was aboard a small cruise ship when he took the picture. “It was the big face that my attention,” he said.
Linda Vest shared her pictures from a recent trip to Morocco. She spent two weeks there. “We hopped on camels and rode for an hour in the middle of the Sahara to our home for the night, Bedouin tents,” she said. “We climbed the dunes at sunset and then at sunrise the next morning.” The photo was snapped as the group made its way back to Auberge Sahara. She credits her “quick camera finger” for capturing her local guide jumping for joy while leading the caravan of camels.
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