Ginger wanted to see the Dogwoods in bloom.
Today we went on a short, three mile hike on the silver trail at Busiek. About half way round we stopped for lunch at a small creek and I decided to try out my new light weight hiking tripod. The tripod has a clever design where one of the legs has a ‘V’ profile which combined with a Velcro strap allows the camera to be strapped to a post, pole, or as in this case an overhanging branch. It was a bit brave for a first test, with the Nikon left dangling over the creek, but it worked fine.
In the midst of setting the shot up I got a call from the UK, which amused us both, knowing that Stephen (the caller) had no idea that we were in the middle of a hike. Busiek is dissected by Highway 65 with cell ‘phone towers on top of the surrounding hills, so getting a signal here isn’t a problem.
After the hike we popped into a flea market in Ozark, hoping to find a suitable saucepan for the wood burner. Unfortunately we couldn’t find anything. Maybe another trip to Bass Pro, or a tour of the local flea markets is called for.
After picking up the kids from school I filled the van with gas – $62! This is getting silly.