Jun. 19th, 2011

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*tap tap* This thing on?

It's been just over a month since I last posted anything here. I know, bad me, no cookie.

I can't guarantee that postings will be more frequent, at least not for the next month. HOWEVER, there is a good chance that they will be for at least a two week period.

You see, in less than a week, Jessica and I head out for a GRAND ADVENTURE! We are taking a trip to Idaho to visit Jessica's sister and to spend a couple of days in Glacier National Park. This will be great in and of itself, but to really put the whipped cream and cherry on top we are taking the train out and back with a sleeper compartment the whole way! :-D

Many of you are aware that I am a big train buff. I enjoy traveling by train,  I enjoy model railroading, & I love the sound of hearing the trains going past the house about 1/2 mile away.

Jessica enjoys trains too, and much prefers the thought of traveling by train to flying. I say prefers the thought because although she has traveled extensively growing up, it was always by car. She has never flown or taken a train (save a short 30 min tourist railroad trip).

So, we are taking the train out to Idaho via DC and Chicago and coming back via LA and New Orleans!

We plan on taking LOTS of pictures with the recently (Christmas) new (to us) camera: a Canon Rebel XT DSLR - 8 MP with two lenses, a SIGMA 70-300mm and a Canon 35-80mm. We will have two memory cards, a 2 GB and a 32 GB one so we shouldn't run out of storage :-)
Plus, in case we do, I will have the laptop with 1 TB external drive along to dump pictures onto and compose blog posts on. :-)

I have also gone ahead and splurged on a 1 year pro account on Flickr to have a place to share pictures online that won't try and steal the pictures the way TwitPic tries to do.

So, we hope to take lots of pics and document our trip, but don't expect me to be online too much, as we will be spending most of the time looking out the windows and enjoying the trip!

(And for those that are worried about the furball known as Annie, my mom and sister will be house/cat sitting to ensure she gets her kibbles, litter box cleaned, and skritches :-)

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