About Rick Budde  
 
 
     
   
  Summer of 2006: broke my wrist & had surgery in Jackson, WY to repair it  
     
     
  I am an amateur photographer based in St. Louis, MO. I retired at the end of 1993 and have dedicated myself to enjoying my life and friends.

In 1996, I sold my rental property in Longboat Key, FL and swapped it for a townhome in Driggs, ID. Now I spend my summers there in close proximity to Grand Teton National Park (50 miles) and Yellowstone National Park (100 miles).

I have always enjoyed working with computers and developing this web site provides the means to share two of the passions I have developed since I retired.
 
     
     
  Photography  
 
 
     
  This interest started in 2003 with my first digital camera...a Fuji FinePix 3 mega-pixel camera.

Prior to that the only cameras I had ever owned were a Brownie Hawkeye when I was young and a $90 point-and-shoot Nikon film camera that I purchased in 1997. I have made a number of digital camera upgrades over the years (Canon Pro1, Canon 30D, Canon 1D-III, Canon 1Dx). As you can see from my current gear list, I have a "big hole" to throw my money into!
 
     
  Rick Budde quotes  
     
  "If you take enough pictures you are bound to come up with a few good photographs"   
     
  Did you get any good pictures? "I won't know until if get home to my computer"   
     
     
  Casa Budde West  
 
 
     
  During my working life, I would vacation from time to time in Grand Teton National Park (my 1975 Journal). I developed a dream to someday purchase property in the Tetons. In 1996, that dream became a reality when I purchased a brand new townhouse in Driggs, ID which is 35 miles from Jackson, WY. I now spend late-May through the first week in September there.

I absolutely enjoy the beautiful scenery, hiking, photography and entertaining visitors. But what I enjoy most is the lack of heat and humidity in the summer.

I would love to have you visit me some summer in Driggs. I have had over 130 different people visit me over the years. A number of those visit every summer. I truly enjoy having visitors.
 
     
     
  Contact Me  
 
 
     
 
  EMail  RickBudde@Charter.Net Cell Phone  (314) 725-6696
     
  Physical & Mail Address (Sep - May) Physical Address Only (Jun - Aug)
  6760 Corbitt Ave. 536 Shadowbrook Lane
  St. Louis, MO 63130 Driggs, ID 83422
 
     
     
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