Sunday, June 21, 2009

Note to Self: Pack the Camera First

Thirty minutes into the drive to Chicago, I realized I forgot my camera. As much as I say I'd like a new camera, I do like mine and I don't know how ready I am to upgrade to a d-slr. J asked if he wanted me to turn around, and he pulled into a gas station, for gas. He was kidding about turning around. He said just buy some disposables. Perish the thought. I couldn't go back to not knowing if a photo turned out or not. I got up early Friday morning and went on a quest. I wish I would have known Target was 6 blocks away, since that is where I would've gone, but I found a Radio Shack and bought the 2nd cheapest camera they had, which wasn't real cheap. I should've read some of the book too, because it took me 'til the last day to somewhat get the hang of the thing. Figuring in how many photos I took, 347 which I have pared down to 234, I could not have done that with a disposable or taken a couple movies. I am probably going to sell the camera on ebay and try to get some of my money back.

So....Here are a couple we went to The Field Museum:

The Shedd Aquarium:

And Navy Pier:
Peanut Butter wasn't technically tall enough for this ride but we got her on and she had a blast. J and The Boy were surprised, they must not know the dare devil very well. It somewhat made up for the swings she definitely wasn't tall enough for.

I wasn't really happy with the photos I took, but a lot of it was user error. I missed my Cannon Powershot A630.

More to come.


Kat said...

Wow! Looks like you had a great time! I can't wait to take the boys to the Shedd. I love it there. :)

imbeingheldhostage said...

I LOVE that you just bought a new camera-- I couldn't do a trip without one either.