Pictures of the Week

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The Traveling Browns

 We spent the majority of our careers working in the great state of Alaska. Upon retiring in 1996, we knew we wanted to find a warmer location to settle. But, we had no idea of where that might be. We decided to “not decide” on a retirement destination. Instead, we bought a motorhome and a car to tow. Our plan was to travel throughout the “lower 48-states” in search of a place to settle.

Our hobby was photography using 35mm cameras. In 1999 we purchased our first digital camera and we were hooked. To stay in touch with family and friends we would send them a weekly email message and include a photo of a highlight of that weeks travel adventures. We named our little blurb “Picture of the Week.”

Over the years we have gone through seven recreational vehicles, numerous cars and digital cameras, and a number of homes in different states. To date we continue to travel and take photos. And, our little blurb has grown to include many photos. We now call it “Pictures of the Week.” It is our small way of sharing and giving back to other folks. We hope you enjoy riding along with us during our travel adventures.

Recent Pictures of the Week

Under one of these subheadings, it's a good idea to list recent updates to my site so that visitors, especially return visitors, can check out the new stuff first. For example, I could list the date and a brief description of the update.

I could also list updated news about my site's topic. For example, if my site were about a particular sport, I could discuss the outcome of a recent competition.

Notifying Visitors of Site Enhancements

Another idea for my home page's text is notifying visitors about the enhancements I put on my site. For example, I want visitors to sign my guestbook or fill out my survey Form E-mailer to answer questions about my site, my business, or my site's topic.

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Customizing and Personalizing My Site

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Behind the Scenes of My Home Page

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