Went up to Canada to bring in the new year with Queenie. Haven't blogged for a while. Not sure why, I guess part of it was that I broke the 18 to 55 VR lens on my Nikon. One of the kit lenses that comes with the camera so now I need to get a new lens. I still have my point and shoots but haven't been taking many pics. Here's one of the elk heading north across the highway in BC.
We watched the movie Nebraska and I can honestly say that my family is far stranger than the people in that picture. Wasn't even close.. Still it was an entertaining film.
It was cold in Canada by my standards.. When I pumped gas into the jeep it -17 deg F. It was almost a life or death situation at the gas pump. I was thinking, they will find the dude from the states frozen in place at the gas pump. Probably have a picture of me in the paper. Before I left Spokanistan it was 5 above 0 F, and everyone was going on about how cold it was. That's nothing for the folks up in Canada, and they wouldn't even take notice. It has to get down to 30 below before they start going to Arizona.
I took my guitar, mandolin and banjo on my trip with me. I ended up playing the mandolin and the banjo but not the guitar.. That's cool for me because I'm defaulting to those and not the guitar. I did sell my resonator banjo and my cheap mandolin to raise money to buy a much better two piece flange banjo that converts from resonator to open back. Pretty stoked about that. I think I was very lucky to sell the old ones online. Everyone plays guitar but not that many people play banjo and mando. It's really hard to sell them with so many options these days. I figured out that good photos and descriptions help selling online. Plus the Christmas season doesn't hurt either.
Oh and I also bought a cool vintage mid century mod starburst clock at an antique store. Post a pic of that later.
Happy New Year.