People

United States: All photographs taken during my motorcycle trip around the United States in 2013

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Kenny Bauer at Harlow’s Sugar House, making maple syrup (Putney, Vermont)

Not All Are Lost

Sherry and Phil at the Dream City Diner (near Tuscarora, Pennsylvania)

The Dream Team

Civil War re-enactor, Debbie Frampton (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania)

Debbie

Civil War re-enactor, Todd Frampton (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania)

soldier

Yoga workshop with Erich Shiffmann, Amir Tahami and Annie Moyer (Arlington, Virginia)

Erich, Amir and Annie

Charles Hill provides a lesson on how to cook collard greens (Asheville, North Carolina)

Collards!

Jean Thomas Belanger – Quebec moves to Kentucky (western Kentucky on the Mississippi River)

Updated March 4, 2021: This note was received from Marcine Belanger on March 1, 2021, after visiting Heart-Sign:
“Thank you so much for doing this wonderful tour of America on a motorcycle and taking pictures of our American people, each in their own heritage recognized. I’m the daughter of Mr. Belanger. The picture you took in Kentucky. He was born and raised in Canada. Was a merchant marine during WWll. Came to the US. Worked in textile mill for 47 years in New Ipswich, N.H. Was also self employed as a Commercial Contractor. Retired and moved to K.y in 1997. He passed away on March 10th, 2017. I traveled 2000 miles one way to lay him to rest in Ste. Phamphile, Canada.
Again thank you God Bless you and thanks for sharing. Oh and Dad loved to ride his Indian motorcycle when he was young. And his 750 Honda Goldwing before he retired. After N.H, he never rode again.”

Jean Thomas Belanger

Karen, Elizabeth, Jack and Jimmy – charity and love in the Ozarks (Missouri)

Karen, Elizabeth, Jack, Jimmy

Getting a history lesson from D.L. Moss in Kansas

Referring to my comment about the American Civil War, D.L. Moss replied, “That would be the War of Northern Aggression, son.”

D.L. Moss

Another history lesson. This time from Johnnie Meier on the historical renovations on Route 66 (New Mexico)

Johnnie Meier

Dan Akee, one of the last Navajo Code Talkers from WWII, speaking at an event honoring Native American war veterans (Navajo Reservation, Arizona)  What an honor!!

Dan Akee

Navajo children (Arizona)

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One of the greatest honors of my entire trip around the United States by motorbike was riding with the Navajo-Hopi Honor Riders in Arizona. Aho, brothers and sisters!  I will ride with you again…

NHHR

Hangin’ with some rock climbers in Yosemite (California)

Jared, William and Andrew

Go ahead, have your chuckle now. Then try swimming to Alcatraz Island and back with any of these folks. See who has the last laugh! (San Francisco, California)

Finish Line

Hauling Abalone (northern California coast)

Tahoe, Tales of Abalone and Tires

Sweet Amy – and one kick-butt triathlete (Portland, Oregon)

Amy

Cowgirl, don’t forget your hat, boots and… cellphone (Montana)

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A step up on the others (at the rodeo in Montana)20130608-225355.jpg

Taking in the sites around Hibbing, Minnesota. Home town of…

Minnesota

Taking in some traditional music at the Finnish-American festival (Upper Peninsula, Michigan)

Karjalan polkka

VW bus time with Eric and his Guiding Eyes dog, Ryan (Pownal, Vermont)

Ryan as passenger

2 thoughts on “People

  1. Thank you so much for doing this wonderful tour of America on a motorcycle and taking pictures of our American people, each in their own heritage recognized. I’m the daughter of Mr.Belanger. The picture you took in Kentucky. He was born and raised in Canada. Was a merchant marine during WW ll. Came to the US . Worked in textile mill for 47 years in New Ipswich, N.H. Was also self employed as a Commercial Contractor. Retired and moved to K.y in 1997. He passed away on March 10th, 2017. I traveled 2000 miles one way to lay him to rest in Ste. Phamphile, Canada.
    Again thank you God Bless you and thanks for sharing. Oh and Dad loved to ride his Indian motorcycle when he was young. And his 750 Honda Goldwing before he retired. After N.H, he never rode again.

    • Dear Marcine,

      Your message touched my heart. I have such a warm memory of meeting your father in Kentucky before I crossed the Mississippi River. He was humble and kind. I will add your comment to his photograph on my website. Many blessings to you!

      Warmly,
      Steve

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