Thursday, September 6, 2012

Birthday Trip - Ala MadSnapper


 I decided I deserved to SEE the World for my birthday trip. I popped up on to 34th Street, NY, NY and no Miracle or Santa in sight..


I went to San Francisco, but got car sick on the streets,  SOOOOO I popped into Paris, on the Quai de l'Hotel de ville   PARIS France to those of you who don't know it....



To snap all these wonderful photos, I used Snip It.... you will have this in your computer if you have Windows 7.


  They have the most wonderful old homes and cute little tiny cars... I took so many photos I can't share them all.


 If you are feeling a tad envious, here is how You Can Do It To..... and it is FREE, the advice AND the trip

 Pull up Google.com, look under the tabs and find Maps, type in Paris France, Or Eiffel Tower. See the red arrow above, see the little man? drage him to the red arrow and Voila, Google earth will bring up the streets.

 To drive up and down the streets, click on the white arrow (above photo shows with pink arrow pointing) and you can go up and down and round and round and visit any where you want to go. this is called Travel By Google Earth satellite...I loved it and do love it but
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North Korea does NOT like this at all.



40 comments:

Stacey Dawn said...

How cool is this?! What a fun thing to do - and the next best thing to being there! Hope you had a happy day!

diane b said...

We call it street view and it is a great tool. When you are searching for a house and you check it out on street view before you leave home it makes it easier as you know what you are looking for visually. If all that makes sense.

SquirrelQueen said...

Those are cool photos.
We like the street view feature on Google Earth. We have used it alot. In fact one of Googles' cars was in our town last month taking photos for GE street view.

Declan said...

You should have popped over to Yorkshire! We'd show you a good time! Deccy x

Maple Lane said...

Oh how fun, John will love this!
Hope your day was wonderful.

From the Kitchen said...

Firstly, it will cost me something as I'll have to go buy a PC. Secondly, why did you skip Chicago? You would have found a "miracle"--the Miracle Mile (Michigan Ave.) to be exact. AND, I would have treated you to lunch. Oh well, maybe next year?

Best,
Bonnie

RoeH said...

Wow - I never thought there was a way of bothering North Korea. I'm goin' on it and spying. Heeeee

Snapper II said...

Thanks for taking me along on your trip. Very exciting! Great pictures! It is amazing what we can do with these little machines. Have a good day.
Love you, Madeline

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

Now that is my kind of traveling all from the comforts of home and you get to avoid jetlag. LOVE this post!
Where are you going next?

Looks like you had a good birthday!

EG CameraGirl said...

What a hassle-free way to travel. :))

Remington said...

AWESOME!

Catherine said...

Haha ~ you are a funny gal! You can take a trip and 'never leave the farm!'... so to speak. ;)
xo Catherine

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! Will certainly try for this. It's so much better than just to old live web cams!

But since I'm on a Mac, I don't use Windows. But... Hey... I can try!!!

Super, super, super suggestion. Thank you! For your "My Birthday Gift" to us. :-)

Gentle hugs,
"Auntie"

TexWisGirl said...

you're so goofy. :)

Susannah said...

Hey, thanks Sandra for taking me on an awesome trip! We have used it many times and it is a lot of fun.

Kathy said...

But who wants to go to North Korea?

SweetMarie said...

You're a hoot! Technology is Amazing! Glad you had a good birthday!

Judy Royal Glenn said...

Happy late birthday:)

Terri Buster said...

I use this a lot when I am looking for the places my ancestors lived back when. Love it!

photowannabe said...

Sandra, you are something else. I love how your mind works and how you teach us to use the computer apps.
When life calms down a bit I will have to try this.
I see that Stacy Dawn is back posting again but I can no longer get into her posts. It says not available. Perhaps you can suggest to her that I would like to see her blog again.
Thanks.
Sue

Maggie M said...

I don't have Windows 7 so guess I won't be taking any trips anytime soon. Sure enjoyed your birthday trip in pictures though. Hope you had a wonderful day and your birthday was special Hugs

Madi and Mom said...

Well I'll be you might be old as dirt but you are smart as a whip. Who knew you could take a world tour in your jammies!!
Too clever Mad Snapper!!
Hugs C

Deb said...

wow a world trip with out the expense or even leaving the comfort of you own home...I like it...

barbara l. hale said...

Thanks for the info! Looks like you enjoyed your trips!

Ann said...

Well how about that I guess I can afford that vacation to Hawaii after all....lol

Dee said...

goof ball ♥ I just may take myself a trip soon.LOL

Lynne said...

Love your trip. Happy Birthday!

Grandma C's Place said...

World traveler in a day... lol

S. Etole said...

That's the kind of trip I could take.

Chatty Crone said...

Glad you had such a fun birthday and thanks for taking me with you!!!

You just know everything about computers.

George said...

Thanks for taking us along with you on your birthday trip. I knew this could be done using Google, but haven't taken the time to actually do it. I may need to change that.

Liz said...

Looks like you had a lot of fun!!

Farida said...

I thought you actually went to those places, hahahaha! But happy birthday again Ms Sandra. Thank you for sharing your thoughts in your lovely blog and making us smile :)

Betty Manousos said...

happy belated birthday! x

looks like you've had great fun!

wonderful photos, too:)

Heidrun Khokhar, KleinsteMotte said...

Mac have their way to do this too. How grand that you can visit. But you will not get the smells or noises that come with actual standing in the street. That might be an advantage depending on what you like.

elena nuez said...

thanks a lot for this fun trip!!!

Rose said...

I have times when I spend way tooo much time on Google Earth...I so love it. See some wonderful photos that way...do you look at them. I do that more than clicking on the arrows...but, last year when my older daughter moved to Los Angeles, I used the street view to see where she lived and worked.

LC said...

Wow! All new to me. You find and master the neatest technologies.

DawnTreader said...

I've done this with a few places. Once I went looking this way for one friend's house, and his car was parked in the yard in front of his house... The illusion ended when I could not walk up the garden path and actually knock on the door...

Debra Dickinson said...

It's a little bit like being a voyeur, isn't it? Great photos! Thanks for taking us on your birthday trip. I like using this feature before I go somewhere new. The little man can turn once you're in front of the address you want and sometimes you can do a 360 around the whole thing! Way too cool.