Since the weather has been pretty much wretched throughout the rest of the country, we’ve spent a pretty long run in San Diego, and will most likely be here for the next month as well. But after the Photoshop World Conference at the end of March, it will be about time to get more mobile, so we were trying to come up with a plan that will incorporate all of Ben’s speaking dates, my work commitments, and the all the other stuff we just plain WANT to do. What we came up with is very “tentative,” meaning we want it to work out, but there’s a lot of factors involved. But for now, at least, I think this would be our ideal plan for the next few months.
We would probably leave CA early to mid-April, visit friends in Arizona and then end up in San Antonio, Texas for the NuRVers rally – link – which will draw the younger, non-retired, more tech-savvy RV crowd. Then I would fly to New Jersey to visit family and pick up my MINI, then drive to western North Carolina, where Ben would meet me, at one of the largest MINI gatherings ever, a 4-day event called MINIs on the Dragon, which is an amazing driving experience and social event for MINIacs. (so instead of Ben’s intro into the world of MINI being MY car, rather, it will be 600 totally enthused Mini nuts – would be fun!)
I need to be in Chicago mid-May for a work event so we were thinking about hitting up Nashville and Memphis on the way there, and then cover a small leg of Rt. 66. After that, there is an event in San Francisco that we’d fly to, and spend the rest of the warmer months on the east coast. Then plan on Florida and the Keys for next winter.
So this is still all up in the air, but it’s what we’re shooting for at the moment.
Playing with my new S90
The past few days I’ve been playing with my new point and shoot Canon S90. I LOVE that it’s so small that I can always have it with me. I carry the equivalent to a large change purse as my ACTUAL purse, and this little cam fits in there just fine. So convenient for every-day snapshots! I think the biggest thing I need to get used to is not having a viewfinder. It feels awkward sometimes to be composing on the display on the back. There are also some controls that will take some time getting used to because I’m a Nikon gal with a Canon point and shoot. But I’m sure that’ll come in time. Overall, I’m very happy with the cam so far. I love that it has the ring on the front that can be instantaneously set to whatever you want, aperture, exposure compensation, white balance, etc. VERY convenient!
Here are just a few shots from this past week. Definitely more to come!