Janine and I went to high school together, and one evening we went out to dinner and brought my little brother along. We were about 17, he was 11, and she enjoyed the little family scene so much that in my senior yearbook she wrote “When are we going to legalize it? We can also adopt [little brother]? Kay, sweetie?”
She has lived most of her adult life in Texas, but seems to come back to Utah to live (for a year or so) about every 5 years. When she’s here we get together, these photos are from a visit in 2003. We went down to the local planetarium, which has these areas made up so that you can stand in them and look like you are standing on either the moon or Mars. I picked them first for this week because I figured “what’s further away from home than either of those places?”
So, here we are, standing on the moon with a half-Earth in the sky and an astronaut looking for the keys to the spaceship. Here I am on Mars. Holding my breath of course, because there’s no air on the planet anymore. Just don’t ask why I could breathe on the moon, but not on Mars. This week’s theme on Carmi’s Thematic Photographic is “Far from home”. Click on the banner below if you are in the mood to see some really interesting photos from a whole bunch of cool people all around this planet. And if you have a good “Far from home” picture, be sure to join in the fun.