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Pam Boling
Worked at Me...:)
Attended Horn Lake High
Lives in Las Vegas, NV
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Bridging the Summit

I saw this rustic bridge on my way to Seward, Alaska, on my first day there. It was too late to stop, and I didn't want to turn around and go back, so I noted the approximate mile marker so that I could stop on my way back. I was glad I did, because when I stopped, there were four guys with cameras crawling around underneath the bridge. They're behind the trees in this shot, but I have other photos with them visible.

This bridge is on the Lower Summit Lake somewhere between Seward and Anchorage. It's geotagged if you want to see the exact location. Snow was pretty deep!

#BridgesAroundTheWorld +#BridgesAroundTheWorld by +Carra Riley +Knut Arne Gjertsen
+Bridge Wednesday #bridgewednesday +Bridge Wednesday by +Mara Acoma +Mark Hall +Alan Gurling +Nigel Smith
+Canon Users  #canonusers  curated by +Gene Bowker and 
+John Spade
#alaska   #alaskaphotography   #anchorage  
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Very nice! Thank you for sharing with #bridgesaroundtheworld  
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Semi-Dormant Volcano

Mt. Iliamna, 33 miles south of Mt. Redoubt, spits and sputters occasionally, but hasn't blown her top in any recorded history. I have a photo of Mt. Redoubt on my phone, but this one made a better shot for +Leading Lines Monday. I always have trouble decided whether to use color or monochrome.

#leadinglinesmonday +Leading Lines Monday by +Pam Boling +Michael B. Stuart +David Murphy  +Andreas Levi +Simos Xenakis

+Monochrome Monday #monochromemonday +Monochrome Monday by +Hans Berendsen +Jerry Johnson +Manuel Votta +Steve Barge +Nurcan Azaz
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Oh, this sounds fantastic Pam!!! :))
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A Boxed/Framed Window

Not your typical window box, this is a gazebo creating a framed floral display. I dipped into my photo archives to re-process this photo that I took at Treasure Island in San Francisco, January 2013. It's one of my favorite framed shots. I was honored this morning when +Carsten Schlipf chose my shot as curator's choice for +FramedSubjectFriday from last week. I hope you all like this one too!

#FramedSubjectFriday +FramedSubjectFriday by +Carsten Schlipf +Claus Allweil +Dirk Müller +Matthias Haeussler
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Oh, I didn't know that, +Carsten Schlipf. I thought since your name was on the post, it was just you. Thank you (all!) again, I appreciate it!
You're very welcome. Thanks to you all for such a great theme and for curating content on Google+!
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Wind Beneath My Wings

I waited in the bitter cold in Homer, Alaska, for about 20 minutes for this American bald eagle to take flight. Unfortunately, I clipped his wing a bit in this shot. A couple of hours later, I saw literally dozens of them, but the area was wooded so there was no way to get any good shots of them. They are SO majestic!! I could have spend hours watching them!

I hope the curators at #wildlifewednesday by +Mike Spinak +Morkel Erasmus enjoy this shot!

I thought of for #lyricallyinspired  by +Jason Jakober +Tara Romasanta +Rachel Tine and +Amanda Recker 
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Thanks, everyone!! I really loved watching the eagles up there!!
+John Getchel 
+Jayme Spoolstra 
+Michelle Smith 
+Alison Christensen 
+Marsha Leigh 
+Sujana Keny 

+Mike Spinak Woot!! You're the master of wildlife!! So happy you like it!

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And Now She Rests

I'm going back to this quaint little village!! This summer! I loved this place and had every intention of going back, walking around, photographing the decaying buildings... but I fell in love with Homer, so I didn't have time on the drive back to Anchorage to stop and spend the needed time. That's when I decided that +John Getchel and I are going to drive up and spend the entire summer in Alaska! I'm still in the convincing stage... plus I have to get a passport.

This is Ninilchik, a Russian village between Anchorage and Homer. When I saw it, I couldn't believe that people actually live in the buildings that are about to fall down! But they do! I wanted to go in the gift shop - actually, I did!! - but it was Sunday, and they're closed! But the door was unlocked, and I walked in before realizing they're closed. The cat greeted me, and I announced myself, but no person ever emerged, so I left. It was also someone's home.

Anyway, Fisherman Bob's rig is now retired as a memorial, and I just had to get a photo of it. I hope you all enjoy!

+TransportTuesday  #transporttuesday +TransportTuesday by +Gene Bowker  +Annie Irving
+TuesDecay  #tuesdecay +TuesDecay by +Ian Ference +Jean-Claude Dahn +Christian Gruner
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Hahaha... nope, just the million dollar smile! :-)
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I went into my archives today and submitted a photo for +PhotoExtract Photography Magazine #plusphotoextract +PhotoExtract Photography Magazine by +Jarek Klimek, which I haven't done in a long time! If you like the photo, please nominate/comment here: Thanks!
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+Sunny Wu Thanks so much!! 

Also to you +Shelly Gunderson!

I want to also say to both of you, thanks for your awesome support! I can always count on you both!
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Long (but interesting) Story

I learned last night that South Point Casino – which is what this story is all about – seems to have a Deluxe version of G+!! Mind you, I am not a gambler and have never been, which is why I have an interesting story about South Point Casino.

I grew up in the south – east of the Mississippi, to be more precise. At the height of the recent recession, when nearly businesses the world over were cutting costs, Michael Gaughan, owner of South Point Casino in Las Vegas, made a bold move: he decided to expand South Point by adding 55,000 square feet of gaming space and two restaurants, one of which was the first Steak ‘n Shake west of Texas. When I heard there would be a Steak ‘n Shake, I was thrilled!! That’s my all-time favorite burger joint! It was first scheduled to open in December 2010, but didn’t actually open until January. For the first several months, the wait for a table was more than two hours. I think Mr. Gaughan made a good decision!

Fast forward four years: it has become my youngest son’s favorite restaurant, so he requested that for his birthday dinner. As we were eating last night, I noticed a slot machine – pictured below – manufactured by +***. (Here's the slot: I’m sure other casinos have them, but I’ve never seen one before. It made me laugh, so I thought I’d share with my G+ friends. I laughed even more when I discovered that they have a G+ page, although I don't think they use it! LOL

+SaturdayNightLight #saturdaynightlight +SaturdayNightLight by +Dirk Heindoerfer
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What appears to look like a whirlpool in the water here was an accident. I had no idea it would look like this. This was actually caused by huge chunks of ice floating in the water. This was taken south of Anchorage, Alaska, on the Seward Highway. The photo is geotagged so you can see the exact location if you look at the photo details.

#alaska   #alaskaphotography  

+Coastal Thursday  #coastalthursday +Coastal Thursday by +David Polzine +Jon Kahn
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+Munishchandra Shanbhag Sure, but I have to color correct it first. I used a neutral density filter which cast a brown tint.
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And there she sat.
As if she were posing for me.
With a beautiful backdrop.

+TransportTuesday #transporttuesday +TransportTuesday by +Gene Bowker  +Annie Irving
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+Annie Irving Thanks! It was a great find!
+Chris Rademaker I know, I love when I find cooperative models! ;-) Thanks!
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Las Vegas, NV
Piedmont, SD - Yorktown, VA - Abilene, TX - Minot, ND - Sacramento, CA - Memphis, TN - Lake Cormorant, MS
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When I shoot you in the face, you'll be smiling!

Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars. 

~Kahlil Gibran

I'm a photographer who loves to write. I'm waiting for one or the other of those to become a profitable venture! 

My passion is life, and I express that through my photography and occasionally through writing. And I happen to be very passionate ... about life, friends, people in general.

Photography has been a passion of mine since childhood. Now I am very fortunate that I am able to travel full-time, living in an RV with my partner and best friend. Our plan is to see as much of the United States as we possibly can, with a particular focus on visiting National Parks. We will share our adventure here on Google+ and on our blog at f/Stop Odyssey. We hope to meet many Google+ photographers on our journey. If you’d like to meet us, you can follow our travels and alert us when we’re near you. Please feel free to contact us through G+ or via email.

Photographically, I have run the gamut from hobbyist to professional portrait and wedding photography to landscape/travel photographer. I’ll shoot (practically) anybody/anything anytime anywhere and have fun doing it! I have very few fears, so I have been known to take foolish risks to “get the shot.” I’ve threatened wild animals, climbed on all sorts of things, had rocks thrown at me from atop a mountain – all unscathed. I finally met my limit in July 2013 when I jumped off the wall surrounding the Bellagio Fountains in Las Vegas, landing wrong and breaking my calcaneus. (Did I mention I was barefoot?)

If you like what you see, circle me! I'd be honored. If not, I'm glad you passed through and have a great G+ experience! If your profile isn't complete, I'm sorry to say that I won't circle you back. I want to know who you are, at a minimum. I would like for you to interact with me so that I know why you've circled me.

Theme Page:

I started and co-curate the Leading Lines Monday page, which keeps me very busy from about noon PST on Sunday until late Monday night, so don't expect much from me during that time. I love curating it, and I love the theme. I also care about the people who submit to it, so if you have questions or need help, please just ask! My co-curators are Andreas LeviDavid Murphy, Elle Rogers, Michael B. Stuart and Simos Xenakis. They are all incredible photographers, and I suggest you circle them too!

Short List:
Very short list of people I most admire:
Helen Keller
Ludwig von Beethoven
John Nash
Nathaniel Ayers
There are many, many others, but these come readily to mind.
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  • Horn Lake High
  • Hardin-Simmons University
    Social Work, Pol. Sci.
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Pam Boling
I have to say this is one of the worst hotels I've ever experienced. I expect more from a national chain like Ramada. The only advantage is price, but this is a case where "you get what you pay for" really applies. There are two doors to the room: one that opens to the hallway and one opens to the parking lot. The door to the parking lot is broken, the back plate is loose, and it is extremely difficult to open. There is inadequate parking, and the spaces are so small that I had trouble parking a Ford Focus. There is additional parking in the rear. However, two problems make it extremely inconvenient: 1) the back lot is not plowed, so it is very slippery, and 2) there is no access to the corridor from the rear lot, which necessitates walking around the building (in 15°F temperatures!). I give two stars only because, as already stated, the rates are reasonable for this area.
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Public - 3 weeks ago
reviewed 3 weeks ago
I purchased a sofa and loveseat from La-Z-Boy on January 11. When they arrived on January 14, the sofa was damaged. One end would not recline at all, and there were large gaps between the segments. The delivery person said we had two options: either have a technician come to our home, or they could take the sofa with them and have it repaired. Since the only option was repair, versus replacement of a damaged brand new sofa, we opted to keep it so that we would at least have seats available while waiting to schedule the repair. The technician came on January 18. The metal underneath was bent. He said that was causing both the misalignment of the segments as well as causing the unit to be inoperable. His remedy was to order a replacement mechanism, which will be shipped to my home, then I have to call again to schedule another repair appointment. I told him that I prefer a new sofa rather than a damaged/repaired one. He advised me to call the La-Z-Boy Service Center to tell them, because "a little push from you" might be more effective. I called the Service Center and was told that warranty only offers repair, that "once you sign for it in your home," the only thing they can do is repair it. BUYER BEWARE: THEIR WARRANTY is not honored!
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Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
It's much less expensive than other places in the area. There's a reason for that. It's old, not terribly secure, and the water wasn't hot. They do have (very limited) free parking, which not everyone offers. I probably won't stay here again. I'd rather pay more and feel secure/comfortable.
Public - 5 months ago
reviewed 5 months ago
Eggs Benedict were awesome!! Coffee was extra-strong, just as I like it. Service was top-notch. Ambiance is very warm and inviting! Good job!
Public - 5 months ago
reviewed 5 months ago
16 reviews
O...M...G... totally awesome food and service!!! This is the classic example of "You get what you pay for," because while it was a bit on the expensive side, I had no reservations about paying it! First-rate service and food! The warm Maine lobster appetizer was absolutely delectable, and the oak roaster walleyed pike was phenomenal! Thanks to the waitstaff and kitchen crew! Great job!
Public - 5 months ago
reviewed 5 months ago
Wow, great coffee! I had the Kenya pour-over and my friend had mocha. My only complaint was it wasn't quite hot enough for me. Otherwise, you'd have had 5. Thanks for great service too!
Public - 5 months ago
reviewed 5 months ago