Friday, September 23, 2016

Day Tripping in the Van

The idea of spending a good part of the day birding in Yamhill County, grew more intriguing when we decided to take the van and make a complete day of adventure. Our first stop was in downtown Sheridan where Jeanette went on a whirlwind shopping spree at the grocery store, a brand new Dollar Store, and Subway. We journeyed on to our main birding stop, Huddleston Park in Willamina, which is shown below.  We circled the pond counting birds and taking photos. You can see our bird list here.

After a Subway lunch on a picnic table in the sun overlooking the pond we went directly to Dallas to Focal Point to purchase a new camera, a Nikon COOLPIX P900 with an amazing 83x zoom. Next stop was the Dallas City Park for another bird walk and a opportunity to try out the camera.  Birds were very very scarce, so I had to settle on photos of a squirrel with its harvest.
 Our final stop was Dallas High School where we parked for a recouping nap before watching the Dallas Dragons soccer team and our handsome grandson Will Borja.
After the game we found ourselves cold and hungry---no problem it was warm in the van and Jeanette dug into her pantry and produced hot soup, crackers and sliced apples. Life in the van takes travel and adventure to an amazing level of convenience and comfort.  

1 comment:

  1. Life is good! What a perfect Autumn day. And your new Nikon with the 83X contributes to even more spectacular photos than ever. But, life is not just about having the right equipment, you have to know how to use it.