January 28th, 2010. We awoke to a beautiful sunny day with temps reaching the upper 60’s.
Joyce wanted to do some shopping in Lake City. So, after the usual chores, we drove to the Lake City Mall. After shopping at the mall, we walked over to Walmart.
I had been looking at cameras for several months originally wanting a Digital SLR. However the prices and the bulky size of the cameras was a turn-off. I ended up talking to a very polite Walmart camera dept. employee who saw me shopping. She pointed out some of the pros and cons of the models I was looking at. She then suggested the Cannon Power Shot SX120 IS. It’s a compact digital camera with 10.0 megapixels and a 10x optical zoom. It has a large screen and is lightweight yet substantial in your hands. Anyway it was on sale for $199, previously $249.
Unfortunately, the Lake City Walmart didn’t have the camera in stock. However, they had it in Live Oak, 17 miles away. We went to lunch for the last time at my favorite Lake City Mexican restaurant, Costa Del Sol. While there we discussed the camera and contacted Joyce’s brother Buddy an amateur photographer.
We decided to make the purchase and drove to Live Oak. By the time we got home the day was almost gone. I took a few test shots with the camera. This house is on C.R 135 near the entrance to Little Shoals built at the turn of the 20th century.
My truck parked in front of the gated hunters’ entrance to the Big Shoals Public Lands. This is also on C.R. 135 across the road from the house above.
Rico on his pillow outside.
Shortly before the park closed at sunset, we had visitors we met on-line. We had met them on a RV forum when we posted about our volunteer position availability. They were staying a few nights at Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center and wanted to stop by and introduce themselves. It was nice to sit and chat with visitors. Obviously not a common occurrence in our current location.
After our visitors left, I locked up the gates and we turned in for the night. Only a few more nights till we hitch up and move on!