Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Another week at Rock Creek and new camera

I decided to stay here for another week at Rock Creek RV Park in Twin Falls, ID.  I was in the lower site area of the campground, and when I woke up this morning, there was no one at all in my row, and only two RVs in the row behind me.  I knew one family was going to leave, and I don't like to be that "alone" in a campground.  Since today was my last day paid, I decided to move to the upper area where the camp host is.  We were the only two RVs in this area, but a couple just came in for a one-night stay and parked a few sites from me. 

When we moved from our campsite, I decided to run into town and see if Costco had the camera I wanted.  I filled up the gas tank at Costco, and then went to the camera department.  As it turned out, they had only one left of the Nikon model I wanted, and it was the floor model.  It's a Nikon Coolpix S9100, and it was on sale for $120 off.  It retails for $339, but this was $220.  Even though it's the floor model, it has the same warranty as a new camera and seems to work just fine, so I'm pretty happy.

I took a few photos this afternoon.  This is of a small tree outside my window using a setting where you can highlight just one color:

Black and white tree with red berries

This is a small branch of the same tree in full color

 Nikon Coolpix S9100

Here are Katie's toys on her quilt:

 This one picked up the orange and the red

I love that feature.  It also does panoramic photos, and has lots of other features, including an 18x zoom lens, which I'm really going to love. 

Here's another one with the green tree enhanced - the trees behind it were more of a grey-green, and the green wasn't picked up.  I put it in a little frame:
That's the start of a good Christmas Card!

View of the hill across the creek

Katie on our walk - ahead is a storage room made of rock

 Our new site-it's actually prettier in this area

And finally, some great clouds from this afternoon.  We had intermittent showers.  I love it; Katie isn't sure about the rain, but we're working on it.


From Me and My Dog, have a great Tuesday night, everyone!  :)


  1. I love new toys, especially when its a camera. The pictures are fantastic. Have fun. Looking forward to more test pictures.

  2. Your pictures are great and you are so right about the beginnings of a great Christmas card. Looks like a nice place and it is too cool for a pool anyway :)

  3. Great place! Glad you got the camera you wanted - looks like you are having fun with it. That area is so beautiful. Enjoy your stay there. Huggles to Katie.

  4. So glad you found the camera you wanted. Looks like you're having fun with it. That last picture with all the clouds would be fun to play with on the computer with an editing program.

    I like the looks of your campsite, green grass and all.

  5. Nice photos - looks like you got yourself a good camera there! Love the new pic of The Palms. You should put that one on your homepage.

    I've missed you guys! According to my Blogger sidebar, you haven't posted for 5 weeks now. I have to check up on you at work - for some reason my home laptop gets very slow when it visits your blog.

  6. I love your blog. I read it often. Down here in Texas we would LOVE to have that rain. Being warn and cozy when it is raining outside is the best!


  7. Those are really great pics !

  8. Barbara, I'm going to catch up on all of your blogs now. Seems to be working in Google Reader again like before. Love your pictures taken with the new Nikon! You will really enjoy that camera.

    We loved the Twin Falls area when we went through there on our way to Yellowstone a few years ago. It's very pretty with the river and all.

  9. Hi Barbara, thanks for sending me the link via email. I did a search again and it came up with the December 20 post (with the embedded information) but this particular one still doesn't come up. I'm certain it's the user! Ha! :)

    I love your pictures - and your Christmas card this year. Nice.

    Will file the info away. I'm afraid my camera's days are numbered. This is all good to know.

    Thanks again! HugZ to you and Katie,

  10. Is that your RV in the photo you’ve taken? Wow! That’s quite big. Can you please take photographs of the interior of your RV? I’d love to see what it looks like. I’m pretty sure you have a spacious living room and comfortable bedroom space.


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