I've had the camera a week and have taken about 200 photos. I'm reading through the manual and learning some things about how it works. My old camera was a Canon also and so a lot of the functions are similar. I looked at the Canon SLR something something, but I was not comfortable with the small viewer, so I think the SX110 is a good compromise.
Second Things Second. Road Trip!
I traveled by car through nine states--California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas (Panhandle), Oklahoma, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio. My traveling companions were Kiti and The New Boy. When The New Boy wasn't eating Cheerios and crackers, gazing out the car windows or napping,
I returned from the road trip late last night (Saturday) via airplane. I flew from Ohio to Atlanta and then all the way back across the continent to California. I nearly had the 'opportunity' to stay the night in Atlanta as the flight was overbooked, and for some reason my seat assignment got dropped between the time I printed out my itinerary last week and when I arrived at the gate. Such are the adventures of traveling...
A few quick impressions: I was amazed at the size and diversity of the continental United States! So many different geological formations and climate variations! Desert, high and low. Plains, flat. Mesas, high and also flat. Hills, rolling and bare and tree covered. I was pleased at the friendliness of the local people. In each state, the residents were proud of their homes and generally friendly and helpful. I was yes-pleased, and thanked, and ma'amed in gas stations and hotels and restaurants all along Route 66.
Albuquerque, New Mexico was a highlight. We stopped for lunch and a break to allow us all to stretch our legs out, breathe clean high desert air, and soak up some sunshine. The architectural details of the city reflected the shapes and colors of the surrounding terrain.
But now it's time to walk back in to the first grade classroom in the morning and focus on a couple of projects at Willow's Cottage.