Wet Robin on the Beach Trail and More! (+3 insets)

(+3 insets!)

We're Back From our Covid Trip! Best. Trip. Evar!
Steve and I got home a few days ago and we're delighted to report that it was the very best trip we've been on since we began our RV camping trips last year! Despite the scary concepts of virus everywhere, we travelled from one place to the next and had a safe and wonderful series of adventures. Our rig is all we could have hoped for--the trailer is just incredible and the truck is handling the load perfectly!

We have learned how to slow down, relax, and chill out. I've had time to enjoy hammocks (Steve's a master!), macro photography, reading, writing--even playing video games if the mood suits me. Steve's gotten to chat with folks and make new friends, go fishing, play video games, fiddle around with trailer and truck enhancements, etc. We've been hiking and bike riding, shared weenie-roasts and time with Steve's family.

Most importantly, it's a fact that travelling has always been hard on our relationship in one way or another, but not this time!! That's the best part of all and we couldn't be happier about the whole kit and caboodle!

Finally, we've even figured out how to bring our whole family with us--frogs, our snake, and of course our parrot and grand supervisor, Pumpkin--and this totally completes us!

In the time since we left for our first adventure, the weather turned from warm to blasting inferno--over 100 degrees most days, ugh! This has been a bit of a shock to our systems every time step outside but we're slowly getting used to it. Also, since we now view our trailer more as our home than our actual home, readjusting is a bit odd. The one thing we really don't like about where we live is the incredible summer heat, blah!

The moment we got back, Steve's been buzzing around with laser focus towards his list of projects. There are lots of things to modify and add to the trailer, fix and resupply. It's astonishing to see everything he's done in this short time already! Besides shopping for essentials, he's gotten materials for a bunch of things he's working on. Currently he's installing a super-cool attachment that will store and secure our fold-up Porta-Bote to the side of our RV, so we'll have it with us on our next trip!

I have been running around the house, updating lists, organizing and preparing for our next trip in a couple of weeks. There's a lot of coordination involved and Steve and I have quite the partnership down. I've also been processing images from the trip but I haven't had time to post them because I have to focus on preparation. However, I'm finally at a point where I can begin putting images up again, so here we go! :)

Today's Pictures
Our first seven days was spent at a truly lovely campground called Humbug Mountain State Park. I was so happy that I finally had time to relax and take pictures of all types--most especially macro--but I also had time to watch critters and wait for opportunities for good pictures. Walking to the beach one day with my marvelous Sony camera presented just that chance! My main picture shows an American Robin that stopped in mid-run to listen and look for bugs. You will notice that it's wet! Apparently it had just had a bath and wasn't dry yet, what fun! My first inset shows a portrait which turned out nicely too!

Insets also include a picture of a colorful chalk-drawn star that was right outside our trailer, and on the trailer door itself, I found this adorable caterpillar! (I captured this cutie with my macro lens)

I hope everyone is doing well! Stay safe and comfortable!!

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Malik Raoulda said:

Admirable et belle série ..Le Robin a l'embarras du chois pour les insectes..!
Bonne soirée.
10 months ago ( translate )

sunlight said:

Wonderful photos and information !
10 months ago

Malik Raoulda said:

Vu et admiré avec plaisir au
10 months ago ( translate )

Joe, Son of the Rock said:

A wonderful photograph, Janet. What a haughty expression on this robin's face! How different it looks from our European robin. All the best, Joe
10 months ago

Ronald Losure said:

Great to see the photos of your latest journey, Janet. I especially like the robin in the inset.
10 months ago

Josiane Dirickx said:

Magnifique gros plan de ce rouge gorge ! ***************
10 months ago ( translate )

Marie-claire Gallet said:

WOW, a wonderful series, Janet !!! Love the robin's expression !!!!
10 months ago

uwschu said:

schön, das ihr wieder gesund und munter zurück seit.
Lass es sacken und dann zeig uns eure Eindrücke
10 months ago ( translate )

grobi358 said:

Very beautiful bird! And very interestig informations! You had a fabulous trip! All the best for you and Steve!
10 months ago

Peter Castell said:

A great image I hope you didn't disturb it's bath !!!!!!!!! what's the ultimate aim a grand tour of all the states ???
10 months ago

Dominique 60 said:

ho ..... l' allure !!
10 months ago

José Manuel Polo said:

Parece un Robin de más talla que el europeo. Muy bien, la larva también esmerado reflejo
10 months ago ( translate )

niraK68 said:

fast nicht erkannt mit der nassen Frisur
10 months ago ( translate )

William Sutherland said:

Outstanding shots! Stay well!

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