The OTC Headed Out to the Water! Avid readers of the OTC, Lee and Jennifer (Moore) Meadows took the issue with them on their annual two week trek to the Outer Banks. They took several pics but this was our favorite. Here is Lee in Duck, NC overlooking the Currituck Sound. Curtis and Teresa Dyer traveled with their copy of the OTC on their 19 day Chesapeake Bay trip. The photo was taken in August at Haven Harbour Marina in Rock Hall, Maryland. Teresa and Curtis are very familiar with our Maryland waters since they spent many years living in Flag Harbor. We are happy that they have chosen Alexandria as their home now. If you have submitted a photo and it hasn’t been published yet, rest assured that it will appear in a future issue. We have been inundated with submissions and appreciate each and every one that we receive. If you would like to see your photo in this space, email a high resolution image (along with a brief description of your locale and any other special information you would like included in the caption) to email@example.com.
The OTC Headed West The Old Town Crier really got around this summer. We have had submissions from lots of countries and states. We decided to publish our California submissions this month. Representing the Old Town Crier in the beautiful Giant Sequoia’s and Yosemite National Park. Nate & Hanny Bushura are Old Town residents that are actively engaged in their community. In their free time they run a nonprofit they founded called Ethio Makarios that focuses on empowering communities to seek mental and physical fitness.” Some summertime fun in Mission Valley with the OTC. Nathaniel, Adam and Vinny aka “The Boys of Summer” with their gal pal and our favorite girl, Chelsea Ruller, take time out from cavorting around the pool to snap a pic for us. Photo by Chelsea’s Mom – Cousin Annie who took the OTC from her home in Colorado to her daughter for the photo op. If you would like to see your photo in this space, email a high resolution image (along with a brief description of your locale and any other special information you would like included in the caption) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Longtime OTC readers and friends, Kathy and Bob Condon always pack away an issue to take on their adventures. Their latest trek took them to the mountains of Ecuador where they visited old friends who have made their home there. Nothing like a ride in the hay cart and a day trip to the Condors and Hacienda Zvleta in Zimbabwe’s Ecuador with Kate.
The OTC made it all the way North to Alaska and all the way South to Key West last month! Both of these places are on our personal bucket lists! Former DMV residents and world travelers Jeffrey and Joanne Fisher are so good about taking their copy of the OTC with them on their treks we should give them OTC “Ambassador” status. This last trek took them to the most southern point in the USA in Key West. Checking out the OTC aboard M/V Constellation in the waters of Glacier Bay in southeastern Alaska are Alexandria resident and longtime friend Michael Lucker with his sisters-in-law Sue Linnett (San Diego, CA) and Marti Bradford (Andersonville, CA). Michael accompanied his wife Catherine, the sisters and their spouses on a cruise to see the likes of whales, eagles, otters, moose, glaciers, waterfalls and amazing mountains. If you would like to see your photo in this space in print and online, take an OTC with you, snap a couple of shots of someone reading it in a fun place and send it to email@example.com. Be sure to include information for the caption and your mailing address so we can get you a hard copy for your scrap book.
Longtime Alexandrians and Old Town Crier readers David and Laurie Norcrosse took the July copy with them on their latest trek up north. Little did they know it would turn into an impromptu Family Affair. Both David’s father’s parents and mother’s parents starting going to Loon Lake in Rangeley Maine in the early 1920’s. His mother and father met there, eventually married and produced David. The Norcrosse’s in this picture are the result of that meeting one hundred years later. Two spouses (and a significant other) with four grandchildren. Laurie is pictured in the center with the OTC in hand and David is to her right. This photo was taken about ten miles from Loon Lake on Mooselookmeguntic Lake. (Yes…..that is an actual lake!) If you would like to see your photo featured in this space, grab a copy of the OTC, pack it in your bag and take it on your next adventure. Snap a few photos of you or whomever you choose reading the issue and send it/them to firstname.lastname@example.org with information for the caption and a return address so we can send you a hard copy. You photo will appear online and on our Facebook page as well.
The OTC traveled to Eaton, Colorado last month. Pictured here are Tracy Hall-Unverzagt and her daughter Tremson Adlee sitting on their front porch catching up on the happenings in the DMV. Looks like they are getting a jump on celebrating our Nation’s birthday as well. If you would like to have your photo featured in this space, grab a copy of the Old Town Crier and take it with you on your next adventure, snap a photo or three of you having some fun with it in hand and email it to email@example.com. Don’t forget to include information for the caption and your mailing address so we can send you a hard copy. Your photo will be featured on our site/blog as well as on our Instagram and Facebook pages.
OTC Contributing writer Lori Welch Brown and her husband George joined a group of friends and former Woodbridge Senior High School alums on a long overdue trip to Italy. They traveled, ate and drank their way through Rome, Florence, Lucca, Pisa, Volterra, San Gimignano, and Positano. Pictured here in Ravello (from L/R): Rock and Beth Herndon; Monica Mills; Lori and George Brown; Vicky and Mark Urrutic, Mike Bopp, Kim Luker Chinn, and Dave Mills. If you would like to have your photo featured in this space, grab a copy of the Old Town Crier and take it with you on your adventure and snap a photo or three of you having some fun with it in hand and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include information for the caption and your mailing address so we can send you a hard copy. Your photo will appear on our website/blog as well as Facebook and Instagram pages.
Pictured here with a “death grip” on the Old Town Crier, is longtime OTC fan Lou Ann Kroenlein-Ruller in Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado with Long’s Peak in the background. She wanted us to let you know that the wind was clocked at 80 mph on this day and it was all she could do to stand up let alone keep the issue in hand – note the blowing snow on the peak behind her. The park was accessible up to 8 miles in since the snow is still covering the majority of the mountain. We appreciate the lengths our readers will go to for us! If you would like to see your photo in this space, please send high resolution images accompanied by information for the caption to email@example.com.
Always so much fun to see good friends taking the Old Town Crier on their adventures. Kathy and Bob Condon do a lot of traveling and have been very faithful about having the OTC in their luggage. This photo was taken on one of their treks ‘from the beach to the mountains’ in North Carolina. What started in Hilton Head ended up near Sparta. Not ones to pass up an opportunity to stop at a good winery, they chose Jones von Drehle Vineyards and Winery located on the rising slope of the Blue Ridge just northwest of Elkin. Pictured here from left to right are Kathy, their good friends Malinda and Keith Sink and Bob. If you would like to see you photo in this space, just take a hard copy with you on your next adventure and snap a few pics with the OTC in hand. Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org with some good information for the caption. Your photo will appear both in print and online.
We can’t thank our longtime friends and fans of the Old Town Crier, Colorado residents Dave and Linda Allin, enough for always taking the issue with them on their travels. Their last big adventure took them to Croatia and Italy. They joined 27 other tourists from Barcelona, France, South Africa and the Basque region Spain on the 20-cabin Croatian coastal cruising vessel Dream. This shot was snapped of them with their longtime friend Wendy Clement on the swim platform while it was sitting in the port of Vis on the island of Vis, Croatia. The next two photos are from two of the five Cinque Terra villages in the national park of the same name on the west coast of Italy on the Ligurian Sea portion of the Mediterranean. The first is Linda in Manarola where we sat at a couple of stools under an umbrella provided by an interesting hole in the wall establishment that sold gelato and cold beer. The second photo is Linda sitting on the sea wall above one of the beach clubs in the northernmost of the Cinque Terra towns called Monterosso. If you would like to see your photo in this space, just take a copy of the OTC with you on your next trip and snap a few shots with you reading it and send them to email@example.com. Be sure to include information for the caption and your mailing address so we can send you a hard copy!