Tuesday, January 19, 2010

What a nice week this is turning out to be.
Saturday was weather perfect for us to go to the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum.
Too bad my kids weren't perfect.
There were several times I was tempted to leave them on the path and just keep walking.
Since I don't want this post to be all about my *ahem* brats, then I will tell you what I enjoyed while there.
Let's start off with the view. If you get down at waist/hip level you would think that there was not a soul around for miles. It can be breathtakingly beautiful.
Some of our local vegetation is fun to try and photograph and I'm hoping to head back soon sans kids to really work at getting the right shots.
This time though I just brought one lens and a relaxed attitude, the attitude didn't last long with the kids though.
Some of my favorite spots are the mountain lions, they were actually walking all around their habitat this time, making my wish I had brought my long lens.
My next favorite spot is the bear habitat. the museum has this really cool tree that you see on the left. The bear himself was asleep on the rock shelf so he was no fun but I liked his tree!
Toward the end of our visit I let Kelly carry around my camera and try to photograph hummingbirds.
I believe Kelly's moto was quantity over quality.
Now don't get me wrong, she got some interesting shots but I had to delete the ones of peoples cars and their tires and their license plates. Unless she has a undercover job for the DMV or CIA I have no reason to have such photos.
For the next time, when I plan to venture out on my own I will bring my gear, patience and pray for good weather. I really want a crack at the raptor bird flight. The museum has a couple of gorgeous hawks and owls that I would really, really like to take fantastic pictures of.

For this week the city of Tucson plans on getting plenty of rain!
Could you hear me cheering! I so love this weather. Today is another cloudy day with intermitent rain. The type of weather stuff that makes you want to curl up in a chair and read a good book.
Wait! Already did that yesterday.
Last evening I finished the Twilight series. I read all books in days. Rob is so glad that I'm finished reading them. Not bad, they're a good read but I'm not sorry to say I'm not into all the hype. I think this devestates my poor mom, big Edward fan, of course mom has not read the last book yet. Things changed for me when I read the last story.
Now I will start with the movies. I think this is the first time I have read the books before watching the movie. Well except for maybe Romeo and Juliet. But I was forced to do that.
I better get motivated. I called the repair shop where my big still sits and the owner said they have it apart and are looking at it right now, he will call me later.
Yeah dude you were suppose to call me Friday too.
I really hate waiting but I pray that they can fix her.
*whispers* even though I have been looking at and researching the Gypsy.
You know, just in case ;)


Anonymous said...

OK, I'm going to try this again, last weekend I left comments, but they never showed up....really weird. So,lets see how this time goes. AHH, Desert Museum, I had so been looking forward to it, and to say the least it did not turn out well at all. Wyatt wanted to just zoom, zoom, zoom no time to learn or listen, Kelly was bored, and Chelsea went from wanting to walk to be in the stroller and as long as you were moving she was fine, but heaven help you if you wanted to stop and read or look....
So, pooor Carrie tried taking the time to get pictures and as long as I could keep the kids going she could have the time. So my advice was, come back without the kids, enjoy and take your time.
Maybe next time it will be just the two of us....

Anonymous said...

Before I forget, I have to add something funny..You all know that Carrie has finished reading the Twilight series and I had offered to take her to see New Moon, yea well she waited a little too long, and she was really bummed. So, she calls me up and tells me that New Moon will be released in a few weeks on DVD, Sorry kiddo but its not released until March 20th NOW that really bummed her out HAHAHA