Hey guys, I thought it would be fun to _re-post_ my introduction post since only around 5 people saw it when first joined Steem last year. I've noticed that this post contains several photos that I elaborated on in more recent posts so I thought that was kind of interesting. So Anyway, here it goes! ----------------------------------- Hello, fellow Steemit enthusiasts! My name is Rick Nuthman. I am a computer programmer; specifically a game developer living in San Pedro, Los Angeles California. This is my goofy dog, Harvey: https://steemitimages.com/DQmcR6iuL7v2aMTqiMQf3618j8aqFjGHU9CpGotXkMVVmiU/IMG_3871.JPG Harvey likes to help with whatever we are doing at the time. Most of the time he does this by just looking cute. I have lived all over the world, but for some reason I keep coming back to southern California. I think I just really like the predictable weather. It practically never rains! https://steemitimages.com/0x0/https://steemitimages.com/DQmQ4u4HkxvYt4zyCVjif85yCxfFrDcSpfbbprjwXowVi4g/IMG_0339.JPG We get a nice Peek-a-Boo view of Catalina island. Too bad it's tarnished by all the ugly power lines! Harvey certainly likes it. He gets to bark at the blimp when it goes by. https://steemitimages.com/DQmWXaHDyBvu3vBcBwQghrEpu8iU587LYDQahMHtaWMRccG/IMG_0364.JPG Some days we get a nice clear view, while other days the island is completely obscured by clouds and haze. https://steemitimages.com/0x0/https://steemitimages.com/DQmSQc1WTePo3CcnQHbGCPSmiveixPwTGVY3CCJ7ZkgvQaM/IMG_0360.JPG We used to enjoy taking the dogs down to the beach at Trump Golf course, but the owner (now President) essentially got a local law passed to disallow dogs on the beach. It's too bad because now we have to take the pup all the way to Long Beach! https://steemitimages.com/DQmSA189Mf3rVvfEYz1prz1jQX6VB6R9o7qSwLnnPmCJ4oe/harvey.jpg Ok, enough pictures of my dog. He is actually in Newmarket England right now with his grandfather - my girlfriend's father! Sadly, his wife recently passed away and Harvey is keeping him company. We go to the UK quite often. Sometimes we stay up to 6 months, keeping my father in law company. We love going down to the allotment to attend to the garden. It's quite easy to grow things in England with all the constant rain! https://steemitimages.com/0x0/https://steemitimages.com/DQmPvSDLSc3DmKA545tGsbz34tR2YbxBgwVRk8AwPKzpVvA/IMG_4657.JPG The allotment is also a great place to stop and have a bit to eat! Each time we go to the UK, we try to visit as many places as well can. Here I am being 'pensive' at Stonehenge. https://steemitimages.com/DQmQns7ZBZJbMAyJp6AoDR9s3LpZU3geyNq571T574xZms8/IMG_5376.JPG We always meet a lot of interesting characters, like this.... witch woman? I have no idea. https://steemitimages.com/0x0/https://steemitimages.com/DQmXwQESiXzyKAtLfEYdwupyqkm9XA8RwQZ6FY93Mezy9qf/IMG_5426.JPG Whatever she was doing, she was serious about it. A few years back we went down to St. Ives in Cornwall. From there we visited a lot of interesting locations. Here I am at Land's End: https://steemitimages.com/DQmVyThrWwWGwXyhupa3xJidPdRkVjmcXTP1qeCvrRPCwSh/IMG_6181.JPG The next place was quite interesting. I don't normally visit gardens on purpose, but my father in law is really in to gardening so we went to the Lost Gardens of Heligan. Talk about a huge garden! This place has it all. It is very well looked after. I'd highly recommend giving it a visit. https://steemitimages.com/0x0/https://steemitimages.com/DQmRyX8i3M4Ajp5vpBkbjYEU2M36tpDAHGBJjovLeCD5tGX/146.JPG Some of the trees are incredible. They also grow a large variety of edible veggies. https://steemitimages.com/DQmTFhRSYBNkkqJNaeNq8Ci4BiHGEuwXPY8dSZkwNYnzh2d/052.JPG There are also ducks everywhere! https://steemitimages.com/0x0/https://steemitimages.com/DQmZTAgNuJYPorB4Rdm8qYEmjyx5niW8nLQYPboFmPa7cdk/113.JPG Another amazing place is The Eden Project. This place is huge! They have built giant bio-domes each containing an entire eco-system from various parts of the world. One minute you are in Africa in a climate controlled environment, the next you are in Malaysia! https://steemitimages.com/DQmWUNk4kVDwgvNSANp6ahvLAvFKXArvLfdt3LRQ2hRJnZV/IMG_5796.JPG That was a view of the domes from the outside. The picture doesn't do justice to the scale of this place. https://steemitimages.com/0x0/https://steemitimages.com/DQmWSNf8LzYB9CJ9Z2jUwneqGLfe4T4bGRwVMXyoXptiQh5/IMG_5661.JPG The array of exotic flowers is beautiful! https://steemitimages.com/DQmb2ZmYcHqq2gnYRgbchP4h7wQqwULyvwbP63fRLDcV2qB/IMG_5660.JPG I was having a great time with my camera. https://steemitimages.com/0x0/https://steemitimages.com/DQmdxe1zDi3K5xVkPfPZ3R2x98FzCuyMVqmd8yovNa2976e/IMG_5720.JPG I really loved this wacky scarecrow. It's all kinds of weird. https://steemitimages.com/DQmPPNNJC1BC1rH11NGNYyk83eZJgsDzXBp5A6VRNY8DLy5/IMG_5787.JPG And not much could top this crazy sculpture. It's as if someone wanted to build a robot, but had no electronics skills. https://steemitimages.com/0x0/https://steemitimages.com/DQmPyWiz5XEQ8JGgREM8ynoBih8QgJbwtT8YvZSUfu7pqN7/IMG_5634.JPG Another cool place we visited was the Minack Theatre. This hidden gem was closed for the season, but when it is open for business, they do Shakespeare plays right there on the stone stage. I would love to go back someday and watch a show! https://steemitimages.com/DQmZJdAZfCNH5XCv8ZbaVhaSKBbRaUELXfFWT9Vwgr1hQXk/IMG_6007.JPG Here I am with zero acting ability. https://steemitimages.com/0x0/https://steemitimages.com/DQmb4z4BdvuvWPJNJEiWqK9X1GpjeWWQxdAneYrsz24rXmR/IMG_6032.JPG Here's a view of the stage from the stone bleachers. https://steemitimages.com/DQmcXT7MmVZo29FjPcF6H1JqcmBVaXuvnn3rWx1Esth8Dat/IMG_6012.JPG Another interesting place to visit is St. Michael's Mount. Each day the water recedes and you can walk to the island completely dry. https://steemitimages.com/0x0/https://steemitimages.com/DQmadteUeYezcYWNiyaXMreS2Fs3A4rqmmPva8rBoDxh4cJ/IMG_5816.JPG There is a lot of interesting stuff to look at in the castle. The family actually still lives in the castle and they have parts blocked off that are private and off limits. https://steemitimages.com/DQmYjCBQ1FDAewF3p8b2XRozhA3tkhCTVehU37G8vj3qf7G/IMG_5848.JPG https://steemitimages.com/0x0/https://steemitimages.com/DQme6MBpMN8nrUKNsbv3Tgnx62rtHkHgxbkwKxJFSBT7t1u/IMG_5861.JPG As the tide comes in, the water completely covers the once dry beach and you have to take a boat to get back to shore. https://steemitimages.com/DQmXq1dAG9wykwnuWibFijN9zYNqD2jD3xrkcYCUBvJJTyF/IMG_5975.JPG https://steemitimages.com/0x0/https://steemitimages.com/DQmXMDQ6jsDCWBU1nFDsykwgyaGL7hcWoc2bunzepuawD49/IMG_5969.JPG I have to say though, my favorite place in England is where my girlfriend's family live, in Newmarket, Suffolk. Like most of England it is very green and beautiful. It's a horse racing town, so everything is horse themed around town. We love going for walks on the horse racecourse tracks. https://steemitimages.com/DQmeAQF7W4veQuGPFBVW5qPSqs5x89rTHWrXam7B6SnqJk3/track1.jpg The horses are very well looked after. Their coats look amazing! https://steemitimages.com/0x0/https://steemitimages.com/DQmcjezGEKAptd8nwGks87cCfD3wS36VV5BRAHczSazoB1D/horse1.jpg https://steemitimages.com/DQmasdc44NHha9TudSkyuX7pCZKQtVFU3ZACAB1ZnNfJBuu/horse2.jpg Of course Harvey loves it too, but then he needs his bath! https://steemitimages.com/DQmWXyD2ZiL8SXZDU9UW6c3bW8FiFYyaLvVMegD5r98crRW/IMG_0528.JPG We also enjoy taking a Carnival cruise whenever we get a chance. Although I love to 'rough it' travel, sometimes it's really nice to just get on a ship and visit exotic places while having everything taken care of for you. I have to say, I really enjoy cruising. https://steemitimages.com/0x0/https://steemitimages.com/DQmdxQ1hoQ77foVTkEanDyzD478MjFwS3xKNDm9EFHEjVP1/cruise1.jpg https://steemitimages.com/DQmPDrNKZ6Etdw5sDBu39QP8x7v4g1VSdWxsmocUamfwQ5b/20161011_092331.jpg Ok, now this has become less of an introduction, and more of a photo gallery of my trips. Oh well. Here's more. https://steemitimages.com/0x0/https://steemitimages.com/DQmWwozegh4KM58m2PJysLrek7xRcayXkNfUdQGHsY29UpZ/20161009_160738.jpg This is from a hiking trip in Mexico. The village is called Tomatlan. It is quite a walk, but great exercise! https://steemitimages.com/DQmTzvWnyjzEWCCNx6o524cZNVGibnat6ZP6tAiAFh6PnHA/14705706_10154650576443336_2619111478024701013_n.jpg And my favorite part, of course is the food. I seriously love me some enchiladas. https://steemitimages.com/0x0/https://steemitimages.com/DQmQv2uCKPFKZcae5AsqA5kNfUAXe5cYNyAEWSaheXtEMH3/20161011_105549.jpg Oh, I forgot to mention. I am also a huge sci fi fan. While we were in the UK last year, we drove all the way to Cardiff to see the Doctor Who experience. We also visited several sites where the show Torchwood was filmed. https://steemitimages.com/DQmVyTugAYxDgxxmd9nkG7Vt98dYcqzyeRKFm4cToQQSLaA/20160107_114443.jpg I finished off the day with this beauty: https://steemitimages.com/0x0/https://steemitimages.com/DQmR6oG7zahn35zepZeuqXrWvQt8XEPf7kaA46znsGjN4oY/20160106_203331.jpg Ok, I think this story is quite long enough. I hope you enjoyed it! I'm looking forward to reading and sharing lots of content. Have fun, and don't take life so seriously. I don't... Just look at my hobby. Can anyone guess my age? https://steemitimages.com/DQmSkycUbc2kSmNTctRoAZjiCNoJSrthiaMDKAtF3AbstL6/IMG_2456.JPG ------------------------ So I hope that no one was annoyed by my re-post. In a way this post was unintentionally a sort of summary of my posts to come in 2018. Well, it's a small selection of my posts but you get the idea. Anyhow, I hope that more people see the post this time and decide to join me in my journey to make Steem awesome! By that I mean follow me! LOL! Just kidding. But follow me. For real. Just joking around guys, but go ahead and click that follow button. Only if you want to though. But definitely do it.