Venture Out - Cudjoe Key

Venture Out - Cudjoe Key
Fox at Quail Run

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Don’t Forget to Vote!

Al and I took advantage of Georgia’s early voting, and voted a few weeks ago, so all that’s is left is wait for the results.

Yesterday, Monday, we spent working on the motor home.  It took us a while to get the “Stinkers” out, but we finally got them.  I get angry at them for being so difficult, but if you could have seen the look of fear on the face of poor Medium.  It was pitiful.  He was really sure he was being killed.  We got them back into the house and they were both fine.  Crazy!

Al worked on the connections we needed to have both of our Tivo boxes when we travel.  On short camping trips we just brought one Tivo box, but for longer trips and full time, we needed a better set up.  He also fixed an electrical problem we had.  We had a couple outlets in the bedroom (for the tv) that didn’t work.  It turned out to be 3 sets of wires that were attached under a drawer that were held together inside an electrical junction box.  It was a crazy set up and one that could easily come loose as you’re bouncing down the road.   I hate him working on electrical problems, but he’s very careful and makes sure he knows what he’s doing before he does anything.

While he did his projects, I cleaned, vacuumed, and organized.  Our last little trip made me realize I needed to make some changes for longer trips.    We got a few of those vacuum bags from Walmart.  The ones that you pack clothing/bedding, etc  and use a vacuum cleaner to suck the air out of the bag.  They work very well.  I packed the rv bedspread and pillow shams and put them under the bed.  It compacted them down very nicely.    It will be a good way to store summer or winter clothes in the off season.  Since we’ll be spending the winter in Florida, we won’t be able to store anything.  In Florida you may need warm clothes one day and shorts the next.

Sunday was  a fun day.  We headed out to the rivers to do some artifact hunting.  We didn’t have any luck, but enjoyed a very nice day.  We ended up at Suwannee River State Park and did a nice long hike along the river.

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Here’s  “Stalker Cam” at work (big zoom lens of my Canon SX30 camera)

Notice the fisherman?  They are between the two large trees right near the bank of the river.

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How about now?

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I was just testing my zoom lens out and actually I got kind of nervous when I zoomed into these guys.  I felt like they were looking at me and wondering why I was taking their picture.  I’m not sure what they were doing…didn’t see any fishing poles?    Amazing zoom, huh?   It truly is a stalker cam.  Makes me re-think walking around my yard in my jammies : )

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It was a beautiful sunny day with clear blue skies and temps in the mid 70’s. 

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We found this little guy by the restroom.  He was heading into the men's room.  Al moved him back outside.  I don’t think anyone wants to see him in the bathroom!

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One more “Stalker Cam” photo.  Here is a zoomed out photo.  I think there is a boat in there.

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Yep, here it is :)

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Today, we plan to do more sorting and purging.  We haven’t heard anything back from our hot prospect, so I guess that’s a done deal.  Oh well, it will sell when the time is right.

6 comments:

  1. That camera is pretty amazing with it's zoom lens. That sure was a big turtle. Thanks for the 'stalker' pics too - interesting. Maybe those guys were looking for alligators!

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  2. What a lens! I couldn't even see a boat until you zoomed in. My zoom works pretty good if it's on a tripod - I shake too much. I am using Picasa to improve my still photos - haven't got the hang of all those settings. I just need to make time to practice.

    Hope you used the zoom on that big ole' snake???

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  3. That is one amazing zoom Thanks for the awesome demonstration of it's abilities.

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  4. Great lens. You'll be taking really good shots of wildlife soon.

    Every day you spend a little time purging is a day you can count as a forward step.

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  5. Your zoom lens shots are amazing! Curious about the guys in the fishing boat with no fishing poles??? hmmmmmm

    Glad you got the kitties back into the house. Would they be better coaxed with treats into a pet carrier to trap them a couple hours before you move the rig? Then they could be carried right into the house once you got home?

    Long ago when I had cats, I *trained* them to come running anytime the electric can opener sounded, on the promise of delicious canned food as a treat. After a month or two, they always came running at the sound of the opener.

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    (Our Blog) RVing: Small House... BIG Backyard
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  6. Your zoom lens shots are amazing! Curious about the guys in the fishing boat with no fishing poles??? hmmmmmm

    Glad you got the kitties back into the house. Would they be better coaxed with treats into a pet carrier to trap them a couple hours before you move the rig? Then they could be carried right into the house once you got home?

    Long ago when I had cats, I *trained* them to come running anytime the electric can opener sounded, on the promise of delicious canned food as a treat. After a month or two, they always came running at the sound of the opener.

    ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
    Karen and Steve
    (Our Blog) RVing: Small House... BIG Backyard
    http://kareninthewoods-kareninthewoods.blogspot.com/

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