Two mornings in a row rain has turned us back from our morning walk but happy to say that wet stuff ended late this morning & it's looking like we are in for some nice dry days ahead which of course makes it much nicer for loading up all those last minute things into the Motorhome. All that packing stuff does really come right down to the last couple days doesn't it. Update tonight:: It’s raining again & now we’ve got us some thunder too:((((
We have pretty much demolished that apple pie Kelly made Tuesday. Things like that don't last long around our house because we both have a sweet tooth & when it comes to pies Kelly as a rule has a sweeter tooth than me or maybe I should rephrase that & say Kelly has a 'faster' sweet tooth than me. Sometimes if I happen to look away & then look back.........there are only smokin crumbs left.
I'm more used to bad Gremlins than good Gremlins but some good Gremlins must have got into my camera bag & fixed the focusing problems I'd been having with my Nikon D3100 since I bought it a couple years ago. It has spent the biggest part of it's time in my camera bag because I was not happy with it. Awhile back I decided to dig it out & dust if off again to see if it's time in solitary confinement had taught it a lesson. Well it seems it has & the once troublesome D3100 has been working remarkably well on all my cameras. It is currently teamed up with my 70-300mm Nikkor lens & they seem to like each other. My newer Sigma lens has ended up on my older Nikon D40 while my most used camera, my Nikon D90 is sporting my 18-55mm Nikkor lens. Of course all these combinations of cameras & lenses are subject to change at anytime & it seems as of late I have been doing a lot of switching back & forth trying to figure out just what works better with what. Yes indeed I'm having quite a time with myself...................
Having been asked the question recently, 'do you still enjoy going to the South-west each winter as much as you once did' I had to think for a minute. With out a second's hesitation had this question be asked of me in the first 5 years of our travels the resounding answer would have been an instant YES:)) However in the last 4 years I've noticed a change in myself & this time my YES answer was longer in coming. Ok, so what has changed. Well, me of course. When we started out in the Fall of 06 everything & I mean everything was new to us. Everything we did & everywhere we went was always for the first time & for me first time anything always carries an amazing Newbie 'one time' excitement kick with it & I have always liked that. I’ve basically always enjoyed the long drive to the South-west & back but the distance is getting to be a little tiring . We were younger years ago as well & we seemed to walk further & hike higher in those early years. We were constantly overwhelmed but what we called the WOW factor. Everything we saw for the first time was a WOW. Everything we still see is a WOW but just not always quite as big a wow. In our first 5 or 6 years I never wanted to come home & just wanted our South-west adventure to continue for ever & ever. Liked it so much I wanted us to become full-timers. But these last few years by the time March rolls around I find myself eagerly looking forward to heading home to Bayfield. As much as I enjoy re-visiting all our old favorite spots each winter I miss the newness of when we first discovered them. Hate to use this phrase but it's almost kind of a 'been there done that' sort of feeling & I really think once our Congress house is sold we need to get ourselves back into the same adventuress spirit we first started out with. I think we really need to travel to new places & enjoy that WOW factor of seeing & doing new things again. We have only experienced a small part of the great American Southwest & I'm thinking it's high time we begin looking for new sunrises & sunsets. Time to grow that WOW factor back to a greater level in our lives while we still can.............:))
GROANER'S CORNER:(( Don’t knock the weather. If it didn’t change once in a while, nine tenths of the people couldn’t start a conversation & especially those Canadians eh……….