Once again, we needed to get out of work for a few days. Not because we hate working but we hate working in the house all day. The vacation days are piling up so we had to burn a few more days. Off to Gunnison, Montrose and The Black Canyon in Colorado. Due to the COVID crap, we needed to find a hotel in that had a kitchen. No luck finding one unless we wanted to stay in Grand Junction, CO. A bit too far from our planned activities. Hmm, what about Air BnB? We never used AirBnB before so we created an account and dove in. Within a minute or two we found the perfect place. A cabin in a rural area of Montrose. $95 a night and built just for two. We picked up all of the food that we would need to make breakfast, lunch and dinner everyday and loaded up the Yeti 35 and RTIC65 coolers. This was a great idea as we only had to buy a couple of things. The only other expense was gas. Way to fucking cool.
Since we were going to be here for three nights, we thought that we would try some night …
We really, really, really need to get a grip on our photography hobby. Buy a camera, sell a camera to downsize then end up buying another one for travel or indoor or to "lighten the load". The excuses go on and on. We are both bad at this mind you. Probably the best part is that we pay cash for the most part. The items we sell are sold on eBay and I am getting pretty good at getting a fair price. My seller rating is staying at 100% satisfaction. That being said, I will probably never buy anything on eBay. I don't trust a lot of people. Especially strangers.
Meet the new members of our photo equipment family:
My first and hopefully not one of many Lumix Cameras. I bought this for low light photography during our trips to museums as well as our international travel for light (photo) flow days when I don't feel like lugging my Nikon Z-6 around.
Speaking of Nikon Z-6:
My first (and once again, hopefully not one of many) full frame cameras.
One thing is for certain is that traffic does not exist in Kansas or Oklahoma. Not even during the Labor Day Weekend.
Michelle and I took Friday off so we could do a short road trip (750 miles one way is considered short for us) through Kansas and to Tulsa, OK.
Michelle plotted a few interesting things to see in both states.
Kansas: Monument Rock (yes, a rock), Strataca Salt Mine and the Keeper of the Plains in Wichita.
Oklahoma: A waterfall and the Philbrook Museum of Art.
We got off of the interstate for Monument Rock and the road immediately turned into a dirt road. Drive twenty miles, make a left. Drive six more miles, make a right. Drive twelve more miles, make a right. This went on for a bit but we eventually got there. We pulled in the parking area and nobody else was present. Sign of good things to come.
The sun wasn't out and but we had some cool clouds for the most part.
I will have to say that Monument Rock was really cool. In the middle of nowhere, surrounded…