On Friday I left work early, raced home and then rushed to get out of the house to meet with Emily and Richard. We were spending the weekend exploring, and wanting as much time as possible, found ourselves in a little place in PA before dark. It was a great start to the weekend as immediately we discovered quirky and fun things to photograph and this continued for the next couple of days. I will be deliberately vague on the location of many of these as some locations were entered without permission and some we were allowed in with 'sort of' permission. But wherever we went cameras were constantly with us, and especially in my case with the power hungry Sony, spare batteries were kept in a pocket. Because of the intense heat and humidity, we lacked the energy or enthusiasm to lug tripods around with us too so I got a splendid opportunity to fully test the Sony's 5 axis image stabilization, and luckily, for the most part, it did OK.
It wasn't too late that evening when I finally arrived home to a loud and happy greeting from Kota and Rosie Lee, who after a quick house inspection, had behaved impeccably during their 2 days home alone. I managed to get the patio watered, the washing machine filled and turned on, showered, and then collapsed into bed, lulled quickly asleep to loud purring. It had been a rockingly awesome weekend.
On the Sunday we visited one place which has earned its own blog episode; to be continued...
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