Skywatch Friday – Summertime on the River

Bike Riding

Summer is here and I am retired and I am spending a lot of time outside including lots of time running and riding my bicycle on the RiverParks Trails here in Tulsa.

Bike Riding

The trails are on both the east and west bank and stretch for miles. I love them especially for biking because there are no street or road crossings. I hate riding my bike on the road.

Bike Riding

Anyway, a perk of being retired, I can pretty much go to the river whenever I feel like it.


I’ve been scanning old photos. Here is a scene from a cruise that Heather and I took in the 90’s. I think the ship on the left was ours. It had a bar up on the smoke stack at the back of the vessel. We spent a lot of time up there.


And this is me in La Jolla, California during a vacation to the area back in the 90’s. We loved it there. Too many people though and I think that has gotten worse.


And this is Heather way back when. We were doing social distancing from the critters in the background.

I am linking with Skywatch Friday this week.

21 thoughts on “Skywatch Friday – Summertime on the River

  1. Eileen


    Nice views of the river. I would not want to ride a bike on the roads, there are some scary drivers out there. Looks like you had some great trips and cruise. Thanks for hosting! Have a great day and a happy weekend ahead.

  2. Peter B.

    Congratulations on your first summer of retirement. Sounds like you are putting it to good use. I recognize the location of the La Jolla cove. Still looks very similar, although yes, a little more built up and crowded than back in the ’90s!

  3. A ShutterBug Explores

    Wow! ~ So glad to see you are enjoying your retirement and taking great photos ~ they awesome! ~ And love the older photos to ~ what method do you use to scan these old photos? ~
    Also glad you have places to ride your bike that is not on the road!

    Be Safe, Be Well,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  4. DeniseinVA

    Great photos with some very good memories. Glad you are enjoying getting out and about with no time constraints. Once again congratulations and Happy Retirement!

  5. Hootin' Anni

    Isn’t retirement great? No time to get bored. Loved seeing your bike trails. And on our cruises, I was never impressed with the cruise, but oh the bars & restaurants aboard!

  6. Sallie

    I’m enjoying your scanned pictures a lot … many places we share old memories of. La Jolla for us, a Spring Vacation trip with our teen aged kids … camped in SanDiego for a week then moved to a Hotel for an Easter weekend celebration including a budget-busting brunch in LaJolla that we still talk about. ….

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