Sunday, November 27, 2011

Perfect Picture Frame for RVers

I've been hanging around in Apache Junction for some time now. One thing I really like about the area is the SHOPPING! I have been looking for a collage picture frame where you could change the pictures without taking the whole thing off the wall. (I used double sided sticky tape to mount it.) I finally found this one at Hobby Lobby.


One small problem was that the pictures could slide down while bouncing down the road. I fixed that by gluing a bead on the bottom of each of the slots.

In the frame, I put pictures of some of my favorite hikes. You can view the original post of each one by clicking on the underlined link.


This one is False Kiva in Canyonlands NP. I had seen pictures of it for years, but didn't know how to get there until my friend Linda took me in 2009.


Twenty Lakes Basin is another hike recommended by a friend. I loved it and can't wait to do it again.


Lake Sabrina, outside of Bishop, CA usually has perfect fall color around Oct 1st. You can drive to the lake, but this shot was taken on the trail around the lake. (I don't seem to have a post on this)


Crystal Mill, near Marble, CO is either a hike or a 4-wheel drive. It's rumored to be the most photographed site in Colorado.


The Little Lakes Valley, also outside Bishop, CA is my very favorite place to hike. The trail starts out at 10,000 feet, but there is not too much elevation change as you hike past lake after lake.


Maroon Bells, near Aspen, CO is another spot you can drive to, but also hike from.


And one of the hardest, and prettiest, hikes I've ever done is to Grinnell Glacier, on the east side of Glacier National Park in Montana.

I would love to hear about favorite hikes of yours - either on your blog or in a comment here.

21 comments:

Teri said...

That's a neat frame, I like how the pictures are curved.

gumo said...

Diana, those are awesome trails and adventures that I have made note of on my to-do list. Thanks for sharing them with us.

Here is one of my favorite hikes. Not only was it a great destination but I enjoyed hiking with old friends. Here it is:
http://gumotx.blogspot.com/2010/06/boyhood-friendships-renewed.html

Chuck and Anneke's RV travels said...

Love the pictures, especially of Crystal Mill.

Jim and Sandie said...

Since I don't hike, I don't have anything to offer. But I sure enjoy reading about your hikes and seeing the great pictures you take. Jim's been fishing so we haven't made it to B&K.

diana said...

It's hard to think of one you haven't done! How about Rancheria Falls at Hetch Hetchy in Cali or Enchanted Rock near Fredsricksburg in Texas?

Happytrails said...

Love the picture frame!! So many memories caught in picture form you just have to display them. :-)

E Squared and Mui said...

Lovely hikes; lovely pictures. I have to say that the hikes we did in Banff/Jasper NP are very high on our list of favorites.

Donna Huffer said...

Love the pics. I am into jigsaw puzzles big time & would love if these were some.

John and Carol said...

How about a comment on picture frames. We found Brillant Frames and love them. Each frame--3x5 to 8x10--attaches with velcro sticky disks. But, the center of the frame easily pops out so you can change the photo as often as you want. And they have brackets to attach several frames together. Check them out on the web.

Donna K said...

Love that frame and those photos. We don't do much real hiking anymore, just some slow walks! But anywhere near Bishop and the Owens Valley fills the bill for me.

Cyndi said...

In addition to the hike into Little Lakes Basin, my favorite hike is a short one--inside Hidden Valley in Joshua Tree National Park. There's a whole separate, isolated ecosystem inside the rocks.

JerryC said...

I must add all of those hikes to my bucket list. will show the wife the picture frame. Would look good in the Casita.

Me and My Dog said...

That's a really neat frame, looks good!

You've been to such awesome places, I remember reading about some of them when I was still at home, looking forward to buying an RV. The photos are such a good reminder of where you've been. :)

~~Sue and Doug~~ said...

you are in possesion of some fabulous photos..postcard perfect!!!

Dave said...

Great shots, especially the final picture. I can only image what its like to start a walk from 10000 feet up....awesome.

Gary said...

Where are you staying in Apache Junction? I ask cause I will be moving up there around mid-February and was wondering if you could recommend a good park.

squawmama said...

Very cool frame and fabulous photos.... Thanks for sharing!
Have fun & Travel safe
Donna

Sondra said...

I love to hike...not too familiar with the trails in the west but you sure got some Beautiful photos of your adventures...I love that shot in the fall at Lake Sabrina...and Ive visited the Maroon Bells many times but never seen geese there before so thats a very nice shot!!
Hobby Lobby has cool stuff!! Here in my home town we have OOODOOLES of Antique shops but thats about it...

Diana said...

Thanks for all the hike recommendations - I will investigate them for sure.

Jim & Sandie - we will be at Filly's on Thursday to see B&K and get some of those yummy chicken strips.

John & Carol - you are right - those Brilliant Frames look great!

Cyndi - I have been to Hidden Valley many time and agree it is really special.

Gary - Tried to email you but it was returned. I'm not in a park but my friends liked Countrywide.

Barclay Hurley said...

As above give a nice picture of latest pattern of frame. I have been looking for, where you can change the whole thing off the wall did not consider the photo collage frame.

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Paul and Marti Dahl said...

Leave it to you, not only do you have the greatest pictures, but you found a neat way to display them.