Friday, September 26, 2008

Day trips

I am still enjoying day trips when I am not tied up with buyers and sellers. Last weekend I made it to the Patuxent Research Refuge in Hyattsville which I have heard about for ages but finally found it and wandered out there. The Visitors Center was closed for renovations but got there just in time for a ride on their little tram so heard all about it's history and got a good tour of the many environments they have created there. Also walked around one of the lakes and got some good shots of sandpipers, egrets and some other water birds. Great walking path and I will definitely go again.
Last week also made it to Black Water Preserve down on the Chesapeake and the main drive was closed ( a trend with my recent trips) but the old drive was open and I caught a egret eating what I think was a crab. It was quite a challenge for him and my shots were good even through the car windows. I couldn't open the windows for all the bees in the area.
Just a few more weeks and no more bugs.....whooppeee

Tuesday, September 9, 2008


The Smart Car arrived and I have even put a tank of gas in.
It is too much fun and certainly gets a lot of attention. I have taken everyone for a ride and they all seem impressed except my sister who is afraid and doesn't want in. She thinks she will be killed.
I am anxious to see how the mileage goes and so far have not made the venture onto 270 or the Beltway except to run to Tysons on Labor Day to buy gas ( no traffic)
It is a little noisy but should help me save the planet.