15 hours ago
Monday, July 4, 2016
Happy Fourth of July
We have had a fantastic Fourth of July weekend. Our campground was fully booked, but on Friday we had two last minute cancellations. One had an axle break on their way here and the other had a family medical emergency. Everyone else showed up and behaved. The weather was perfect. Our friends Paul and Anne and their son Andrew came and camped, so we had a good time visiting with them, doing some bike riding and the guys went golfing.
I did have to tell a group that were shooting off fire crackers by the lake that it was not allowed. We have several signs up, but some people still need reminders. They complied immediately, and there were no other problems.
I've had a Panasonic camera for several years that I really liked. Unfortunately, some dust had gotten onto the lens inside the camera. The pictures were still good, but sometimes you could see the dust if the background was light. It would have cost more to have it fixed than a new camera would cost. I ended up ordering another Panasonic from Amazon. This one is a Lumix DMC-ZS40. My old one has 12x zoom; the new one has 30x zoom. I've been trying it out, and really like it. It is small enough to fit into my pocket, but takes much better pictures than my cell phone camera.
Here are a few pictures I took of birds at the feeder through my window. I'm still learning some of the functions, but I'm pleased with the quality.
We are definitely in the heart of the summer camping season. We've been quite busy with most weekends fully booked. We also have had quite a few campers here during the week. Reservations are strong for the rest of the summer, so it should be another profitable camping season for the county.
Don’t wish upon a star – Reach for one!