WELCOME also to Heather Applegate! Heather, your photos are gorgeous, but I guess they should be since you are a professional photographer. :) Heather is saving to buy a trailer, and has a link on her blog that you can click to add a dollar or two to help her reach her goal. You know what they say, if you don't ask... I wonder how that's going. I love this, on her blog, "When I'm having a bad day, I take the change from my pocket and toss it on the ground, so someone will find it and have a better day than me." I like that idea! Good luck getting your trailer, Heather, I look forward to following your blog to see if you reach your goal, and thanks for the beautiful photos. Welcome aboard! :)
I went into Dolores with Debbie and Gayle and Jim Thursday evening. It's a cute little town, and we went to the brew pup there on the town square. It's a little place, and was crowded and loud. You go to the counter for service, and it was quite a wait to get our orders in. Then we waited for maybe an hour for our food to be delivered. This is definitely a place you want to go during slow times. But when my pulled chicken sandwich arrived, it was super good. I ate about half and had the rest on Friday for a late lunch. Almost as good warmed up!
When I got home Katie was waiting at the door. I'm sure she was sleeping while I was gone, and she did just fine. We always worry about our pets when we leave, but just like little kids in preschool, they make you feel guilty when you leave, and then immediately after the door closes, they're fine.
The other day while Katie and I were walking by, Debbie invited us into her rig, a Lazy Daze with a gorgeous interior. Here she is with Katie's friend, Elliott:
Friday I went into Cortez with Gayle and Debbie to do shopping and laundry and send off some packages. I got my replacement Sirius XM radio and got the signal set up so I needed to send back my original radio.
I'm also having a problem with my camera, the Nikon S9100. It seems to be a common problem with this camera. When I engage the zoom lens, it often freezes and I have to shut off the camera and turn it back on again. I have to zoom really slow to have it work right, but it still doesn't always work. I've lost a lot of good photos with that stinking, oops, I mean sticking, zoom lens. The auto focus is also off. I'm having a problem focusing on an object - often the photo has the subject blurry and the background in focus. This didn't happen when the camera was new. It's under warranty, so I'm sending it off, too, to be repaired.
Jim and Gayle have the same camera and sent theirs in for warranty work, and it took two months to get it back. I hope I get mine back sooner. Too bad, it's been such a great camera, but since these problems have started, it's been a pain.
I'm now using my older camera, an Olympus Stylus-9000. It has a 10x zoom lens, and boy do I see the difference. I just can't zoom in close enough to get the photos I want, and the colors aren't as good - everything is darker and I have to manipulate them on the computer to lighten and brighten them. I'll be happy to get the Nikon back!
I've visited a couple of times with Debbie and Gayle and Jim at G and J's campsite. Debbie's dog Elliott and Katie get along so well. I think Elliott is Katie's first friend - she really plays with him. Katie won't start it, but if Elliott runs, Katie is right behind him. She loves to "chase." They stirred up so much dust, they were filthy when they were done, especially Elliott, who has long hair.
He's just the cutest, sweetest dog! I can see why Katie likes him so much. Here are some chase photos: