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Wet Weather Wednesdays

January 31, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

Well, it happened again.  I know I posted a blog the other week, "Never Forget to Look Around You", about the importance of having a backup plan and a schedule.  And that is what I spent the majority of the day doing yesterday.  It seems like I haven’t been able to go out shooting for over a month.  The boyo was sick about four weeks ago, it rained 3 weeks ago, boyo was home sick again last week, and then yesterday, was gorgeously warm…and rainy…again.

This time though I had things to do.  Small errands for the most part that just took a long time to complete.  Mainly involving getting my car inspected and switching my vehicle registration from New York to North Carolina (finally), and then calling my insurance company to finalize the switch now that I have all proper paperwork.  Like I said, nothing too difficult, just time consuming. 

So, most of my day was spent dealing with that, and by the time I was done with that, I had enough time to grab lunch with a friend before taking them to work.  While I was at lunch it dawned on me that with everything else that has gone over the last two weeks that I hadn’t gone through all the information that I picked up at the CVB, so it was time to do so. 

While there are a variety of apps for smartphones for things to see and do locally, such as AAA, TripAdvisor, Next Exit, Park Finder, etc., the information is still split amongst each app, and with some of them there is no way to add options.

***DISCLAIMER: I have NOT been endorsed by any of the apps that I have just mentioned.   I only mention that I find them useful, so they’re worth checking out.***

So, when I got home I started reading through to see what interests me, and input the information into an Excel database, which includes not only the name and location, but whether or not it is indoors or outdoors so that I can have an immediate backup plan if necessary, and I’ve set aside a column for later that will allow me to add the distance from the house.

I’m afraid this is going to be an extremely short one this week since I’m still recuperating from the cold my son gave me, and can’t currently hear out of my one ear.

Just as a side note though, for those of you that have been reading along, please don’t get the idea that I won’t shoot in bad weather.  Sometimes the best shots are when the skies are gray.   There is significant difference however in gray skies and downpouring rain.  Especially when I don’t have protective gear for my camera.


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